From: Brian D Williams (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jan 03 2002 - 08:45:21 MST
>From: Neil Blanch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>However the constant obsession with lowering tax burdens
>(particularly for the wealthy, who through tax avoidance
>schemes, contribute increasingly small portions of their incomes)
>is slowly killing off vital public services such as education and
>healthcare without trimming the often ridiculous excesses of state
>& federal government.
I don't know how taxes work in Australia, but in the United states
the notion that the well-to-do do not pay taxes is urban myth.
The top 5% of wage earners in this country pay 50% of all taxes
with the next 45% paying almost all the remaining 50%. Nearly 50%
don't pay almost anything.
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