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Re: Wealthy Banker Leaves 1% Tip and Writes Insult on Receipt. Ignites Class Warfare
Posted by Charles G on Wed Feb 29 04:28:57 2012, in response to Re: Wealthy Banker Leaves 1% Tip and Writes Insult on Receipt. Ignites Class Warfare, posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Tue Feb 28 16:25:46 2012.It isn't the customer's job to encourage tax compliance, but isn't it the citizen's responsibility?
When a doctor or a contractor asks you to pay cash, anyone with a functioning brain knows it is because they plan to under-report their income and pay less tax as a result. This should be highly offensive to people -- especially those who earn all or most of their income by reportable means. When that doctor under-reports their income and under-pays their "fair share" of taxes, who do you think is making up the difference?
The Upper West Side therapist crowd are probably the most offensive examples -- taking in hordes of (likely unreported) cash payments and then voting for others to pay their "fair share".