"The top 20% pay more than 80% of the taxes" So they have nearly 100% of l the money :-) ( I joke )
How do we know this ? those that are robbing the system are not going to stand up and tell you ! they employ news papers and TV stations to tell you different , to create confusion to create doubt .
Yup there are minority who are lazy , who cannot cope and frankly dont know what they are doing , these folks need help training and treatment and frankly sorting out but they are a minority . I dont favour giving folks straight money I would prefer they got help as well , training counselling Parental advice whatever is needed .
I have done hard jobs too for little pay , killed chickens , worked bars , checkouts , opened envelopes all sorts of stuff but what makes me angry is to see folks being robbed with a "fountain pen " rather than a six gun .( To quote Woody Gutherie again .)
For all those who I have met who where for want of a word "incapable I have come across 99 that just needed a break , a job some help , a fair crack of the whip . I think everyone live a life without worry of where the medical care or education or pension or house or a job for their children is going to come from .
I think each country should be able to say what it needs then set taxes accordingly not have a minority set taxes and watch the rest scrabble for crumbs I dont believe in debit either :-)