I pay my taxes, (LOTS).
I've never said that I didn't want to provide safety net services for those who need it, that after all is what governments are supposed to do. However their track record for collecting $$ to perform a job is not looking so go (Social Security trust funds), (Energy Department).
So if you think I'm just supposed to sit back and believe they will operate and provide efficient services through Obamacare... I'm skeptical.
Payers: What is a fair share to pay then?
Recipients: What is a fair amount to "collect"?
Extreme answers on both sides won't help the discussion - and I was sure my comments would elicit such extreme answers as the poor wounded vets, or the homeless mother of 4 who works for minimum wage at walmarts...
Billionaires will be rich no matter what you tax them - the issue to them is where they put their money... invest to create capital and jobs (and heavens even more money)... or hide it in shelters - depends on the climate which they deal with. Obamacare is one of several issues that affects this climate.
Middle class is probably the largest payers of taxes (as percentage of earnings) - as they don't have the ability to pass them on as business and industry can in their products or services.
I happen to be in this middle class, and would probably hate to know the total of all the extra taxes beyond property or income that we pay... for instance various surcharges and taxes for utlities (phone, internet, gas, electric, water), gasoline/fuel, and the effects those have on what we pay for items - (passing them on)...