On This Day After Tax Day….

One key difference between taxation and charity is that one is compulsory and the other is voluntary. Telling people who think taxes should be higher “just pay more” is mixing up charity and taxation. Taxes pay for public needs; national defense, street lights, roads, sewers, etc. Charity is haphazard and random – by definition – it is up to the whim of the giver. Thus, those opposed to #TaxFairness (the Koch brothers, for example) use whatever tricky arguments they can create to confuse the minds of the voters. It is up to us to get educated, get policy-driven and have strong, true arguments to rebut their nasty, bad faith, political treachery. The burden is on us – they’re waging #ClassWarfare on us!