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Are the 1% Taxed Enough? - Professor Tiziana Daeing, Boston College

Jun 11, 2014|

Are the 1% Taxed Enough? - Professor Tiziana Daeing, Boston College by Barry and Kim

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Why do you think that 55%. Of Americans think that the top 1% don't pay enough taxes. What you -- is another way that you could look at it. You could imagine that 99%. Might think that the top one that don't pay tax. Right if you're not in that group you might like the idea that someone else pays more that you -- It would also little remarkable that only 55%. That the top 1% -- -- don't need to hate towards. Given that 99% of the country's out of that bracket I don't mean that from the political perspective I -- it from a human behavior first. Would outlast you both the year both women. Why do you think it's 61% of women think that the top 1% don't pay enough taxes -- is only 49% of men. The have that feel like why do you girls. And it that the top 1% as the pain and taxis is there any logic to that. -- Professor I would say maybe it's because a big percentage of women. Maybe make less money than men do so. That struggle a little harder and see the they feel like maybe that top 1% should should do more. I think it's interesting especially that we know that women still on -- -- and seventy cents on the dollar. Compared demand. I think it might also be an additional factor which is that historically traditionally women have been in the service providing world. The charity providing rules to service providing real and so women may again by history -- have a stronger attachment. To that kind of programs that require people to pay taxes for them to. Her -- AD. The -- one of the our followers on FaceBook said he used less concerned about the taxes that are being paid by the 1% -- he was about income disparity. You know your your professor -- social work at Boston College what are your thoughts on income disparity it seems like this is a you know some viewed as a growing problem in the country. Well it can't -- Disparity. It's a little bit complicated right you've got you've got inequality -- how much who's getting how much and then you've got mobility. Which is and you move -- down in that structure right. Inequality. We know actually had been that we had the highest levels of income and equality in the United States that. We have been really just for the stock market crash in 1929. And in almost twenty states and the United States. The top 1% captured anywhere between 6800%. Of all income growth from 1992000. Haven't -- talk about a. Then people have that there's more flowing into our economy and fewer people are getting old -- That makes people anxious and that if they don't think that they've got it's it's ever moved in to that 1% at the mobility -- people get even more anxious. And that there's been so where does that appear rich getting richer at a faster rate wages -- most states stagnant for thirty years for people and middle class. And that they feel locked out of that ever being their term. People are gonna get there yet. To what degree they would like a -- busy one could argue that both parties have overseen. This lopsided growth in terms of American income. I think we've been equal opportunity in -- creation of aren't equal opportunity. Well I I can tell you if he talked a Democrat they blame it on the Republicans and if you talk to Republicans and of course they are going to blame it on the Democrat. Habitat politics and you know economy is incredibly complicated I'm not an economist but even an economist retaliate. And so it's. It's a matter of what kind of job means a lot of it has to do a lot of manufacturing base right -- you. You have to have higher led the levels of education you have to be able to produce and what we now call. And knowledge economy. And then we have a whole set of issues about access to education to lock people into lower middle class and poverty tackles as well there is a lot currently. On here. It has more to do with basic -- basic taxation. What are you what are your thoughts on unionization because there's a lot fury union members today than there were thirty years ago. Yet you know I'm not just not an expert on unions I certainly know that. They're not working the way that they used to and yet I know that we wouldn't have the kind of egalitarian isn't that we did for forty or fifty years we have had yet. So again and it keeps saying that but it's complicated. Yup that is always the professor thank you very much for your time glad to have -- and -- on the program. That's professor to is Yana.