The taxation in this country is, IMO, is out of control.....I agree. I too would love to have more of MY income to invest for MY retirement; instead of giving it to socialist programs such as Medicare and SS.
This thought is shared by the Republican party and is a platform item...Republicans are for tax reform and reduction. Republicans would like to explore privitization of SS (some areas like Galveston Island in Tx opted for this and all their citizens will retire millionaires)
With all the pro Democrat propaganda on this BB, I just thought I'd add this, some food for thought in an election year. They're not called 'tax and spend' Liberals for nothing, and the Johns are both in this group. They believe in more government, and more government control of our $$, including a National Healthcare Plan I believe which will further inflate our taxes.
Those who are truly concerned about Americans' high taxes would do well to consider these issues, IMO, and consider how our grandchildren may well be paying 50% or more of their income to taxes if we don't watch who we put in office; from local congressmen on up.
Off my soapbox now.