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wfz said:
Making rich people pay more for things doesn't make any sense to me. What is this leading to, making them pay more for gas? More for food? More for insaurance? More for rent?

Yeah, let's just charge everyone a flat % of their income so everyone essentially makes the same amount of money at the end of the day.

Rich people can hire good lawyers and get out of most fines/crimes.  Poor people go to jail (or get longer sentences) all the time due to having a shitty lawyer.  A rich person can get away with crimes just by pretty much "buying the court" with a good lawyer.  So poor people have been paying a much greater price with their freedom due to not being able to buy a judgement in our corrupt court system.