Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, the Vice Presidential nominee on the Mitt Romney Republican ticket, revealed yesterday that he paid about 16 percent income taxes in 2010 and 20 percent in 2011.
Mitt Romney paid only 13.9 percent on his 2010 income, and has not yet revealed his 2011 tax return, but claims he has always paid at least 13 percent on his income in the past ten years, but refusing to show those returns, and wanting us to trust him.
The question that arises is why should Paul Ryan pay a higher percentage of his income than Mitt Romney?
Paul Ryan WORKED for a living as a Congressman, while Mitt Romney lived off his investments since 2007!
Why should unearned income be taxed lower than earned income?
Why should those who work pay more than those who have leisure time to do what they wish?
Why should a person with an estimated fortune of $250 million be taxed lower than someone who is worth, probably, maybe one or two million dollars and works?
And why should the average person, who does not make what Paul Ryan earns, pay the same as Paul Ryan, or even a higher percentage?
These are questions that need to be dealt with in the next Presidential term, as fair taxation is essential, and it is time for the wealthy, those who work, and those who don’t work, to pay their fair share–meaning MORE!