Taxes! There, I've said it! I hear repeatedly that less than 50% of the people in this country pay ANY Federal income taxes! Gee, I wonder why!~ Now IF I were getting more than $12,000 a year, for disability I'd have NO qualms about paying taxes! I don't even know what the monetary earning/s "cutoff" point is for being poor, to not so poor, to breaking even, and so on..... I understand the argument and all I can say is that IF you are under the Federal requirements which clearly state you must file and/or pay taxes at a certain amount of income....Fine. BUT, there are a LOT of people that fall into the category where they don't pay taxes as their income is so low, they barely keep a roof over their heads, clothes on their backs, and food in their stomachs. Wouldn't it be great IF we all had an income that would justify paying 10-20% or more of that income in taxes? I'd think I was Howard Hughes! I never in my life was concerned or coveted anyone elses income level. I have rubbed elbows with some well off individuals and never batted an eye! When I was doing commercial photography, I had to be around a lot of the "rich" types...but being rich is not all that some say it is! Most of the "rich" people I was around, were extremely paranoid...everyone was looking at them as the goose that laid the golden egg! I felt for them. They had bodyguards, accountants, advisers, and loads of relatives! They had to be "protected" even from themselves and their own good will! Sad. But I have no reason to be jealous of anyone just due to their level of income...If I was ever jealous of anyone, it was due to their educational level...not necessarily from some college, but of pure common sense! Knoweldge truly is power! I would have loved to get a degree in enginerring...It was not to be, but that's ok, I have done ok with what I had! Some are NOT nearly as lucky as I have been.