Originally Posted by mlyonsd
You don't see a problem when virtually half the country doesn't pay income tax, our debt is over $16T, and we run annual federal budget deficits over $1T?
Why don't you look into the reasons why virtually half of the country doesn't pay income tax? A lot of it is because of Republican tax cuts that they have to give to the poor in order to sell their tax cuts to the wealthy. But now they're trying to roll those back while still keeping the tax cuts for the wealthy obviously. And don't think "broadening the tax base" is going to have zero effect on the middle class either.
Also those people pay payroll tax. I don't know what universe you get to define "moocher" as someone who pays strictly no income tax, but pays all kinds of other taxes to federal and state governments. That's ludicrous.