- Annabelle Macneal
- Baltimore, MD
- United States
Iatse local 798
"Why I'm ok with the coming health care tax penalty"
Being an Asian immigrant gives me a little different perspective on how much tax I'm happy to pay as one of my obligations for being a member of this privileged society called America. My family has prospered here, enjoying it's bounty and contributing to its well being. But the main reason of my agreement to this tax is history. Less than a hundred years ago, most immigrant populations were almost always paid much less than the worth of the work they've provided. I don't know the numbers, but I'm almost sure that they were on the low end. This doesn't mean that I'm for high taxes or for unfair wages. All I'm saying is that for the most part, in our present society, I get a fair share of what my work is worth plus I get to enjoy living in the most free and the most promising country in the planet. An extra 2% tax on me to help support an idea that may work is fine by me.