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    Re: Republicans Say They’re Open to ‘Revenue Raisers’

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    No it's theft.
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    Re: Republicans Say They’re Open to ‘Revenue Raisers’

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    To go across NY on the toll road for a semi is over $100
    Yes and my ticket gets more expensive with the more weight I bring with me on a plane. Road erosion is subject to the weight of vehicles. More vehicles going through, more road erosion, larger vehicles going through, more road erosion.
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    Re: Republicans Say They’re Open to ‘Revenue Raisers’

    Just for the record, my theory on taxes is that you shouldn't have to contribute MORE if you earn more, but each should be hit fairly when you tax. That's why a progressive system is fair.

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    Re: Republicans Say They’re Open to ‘Revenue Raisers’

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Yes and my ticket gets more expensive with the more weight I bring with me on a plane. Road erosion is subject to the weight of vehicles. More vehicles going through, more road erosion, larger vehicles going through, more road erosion.
    Nice try but this is price gouging. The GW Bridge to go into NY is about $40 or more for a big truck

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    Re: Republicans Say They’re Open to ‘Revenue Raisers’

    Quote Originally Posted by Gargantuan View Post
    Just for the record, my theory on taxes is that you shouldn't have to contribute MORE if you earn more, but each should be hit fairly when you tax. That's why a progressive system is fair.
    the USA has a progrssive tax-system.

    the more money you make, the more you can afford to pay in income tax.

    our highest rate is 35%, which is relatively low compared to other industrialized nations.

    so all this yapping about how high Americans are taxed, is just crappola.

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    Re: Republicans Say They’re Open to ‘Revenue Raisers’

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    Federal, state, and local income tax, taxes our income. It does not nor should it take into account those services that we did or did not take advantage of, each year.

    Could you imagine the nightmare of red-tape that would be created, if we only paid taxes for those municipal services that we took advantage of?

    "how many sidewalks did you walk on?"

    "how many stoplights did you drive past?"

    "how often did you go to the park?"

    "did you ever call 911?"

    "did you ever use an ambulance?"

    ..come on now, its just silly what you are suggesting.
    I've heard of ridiculous but are you seriously talking about per use? Nobody is talking about per use and that you even bring it into the conversation shows how clueless you are. If I don't use government programs like "SCHIP" I shouldn't be taxed for them. It doesn't matter how much you argue that I owe money for it, I've never used it - why do I owe anything into it?

    Your argument is becoming more and more extremist. A sure sign that you don't have a dog in this fight. More like a cat.
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    Re: Republicans Say They’re Open to ‘Revenue Raisers’

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    the USA has a progrssive tax-system.

    the more money you make, the more you can afford to pay in income tax.

    our highest rate is 35%, which is relatively low compared to other industrialized nations.

    so all this yapping about how high Americans are taxed, is just crappola.
    Right, but the fact is there are numerous loopholes that rich lawyers can use to knock that 35% to 9%. And I still think it is unfair that one who earns 250,000 would be in the same tax burden group as one who earns 250 million.

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    Re: Republicans Say They’re Open to ‘Revenue Raisers’

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Nice try but this is price gouging. The GW Bridge to go into NY is about $40 or more for a big truck
    No. It's not. Price gouging is relevant to food, clothing, shelter etc. all of which are essential. A state deeming that a truck which weighs double digit tons will damage their roads more than a Mazda is hardly price gouging.



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    Re: Republicans Say They’re Open to ‘Revenue Raisers’

    Quote Originally Posted by Gargantuan View Post
    And I still think it is unfair that one who earns 250,000 would be in the same tax burden group as one who earns 250 million.
    I agree 100%. We should raise the max. tax-rate to maybe 45%, but only for folks who make $10 million or more a year.

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    Re: Republicans Say They’re Open to ‘Revenue Raisers’

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    I agree 100%. We should raise the max. tax-rate to maybe 45%, but only for folks who make $10 million or more a year.
    Or we could lower all of them and remove all loopholes/deductions completely. That would make things 100x easier. The size of IRS could probably be halved. If politicians are unwilling to take a hard look at all the loopholes and deductions they've allowed for the past century and get rid of them (I'm sure there are hundreds) then they could take the easy way and raise the highest bracket on higher earners, but that would really not solve the problem.

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