By Kyle | May 31, 2011
Adele is the much-hyped Brit singer whose songs I will soon be checking out. She blasts British taxes of 50 percent on high earners and says public services are crapola and getting crapolier. That stands to reason as socialized meds keep gobbling up an ever-greater portion of the British budget and as successive governments of whatever party vow only to “strengthen” the dismal health-care-by-wait-list NHS instead of demolishing it.
It is unjust, wrong and immoral for government to take most, or even half, of a person’s pay, and in New York City so-called “high earners” whose standard of living compares not particularly favorably to that of the upper middle classes in nearly every other part of the country already carry a maximum combined state-city-federal tax burden that is just a hair under 50 percent. You and your family simply must be entitled to keep most of what you earn. Any other result in the tax code is contrary to common sense and must be treated with the outrage and contempt it deserves.