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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    None of that disproves his assertion.
    In your opinion.
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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Have you ever know a person to settle for making less, if they have the clear and easy means to make more?
    Yes, that is why the country adopted progressive tax rates in the first place, to prevent a few robber barons from owning the country.
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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Yes, that is why the country adopted progressive tax rates in the first place, to prevent a few robber barons from owning the country.
    No, it was started to fund the civil war. The "progressive" part began when extracting a flat tax no longer sufficed for the ever expanding budget. It was decided to take more from wealthier people ONLY because they feared a second uprising like the one they experienced after announcing that the then "war time" tax on income would remain in effect, despite there being no war. And since there are usually far more non rich than rich...they opted to tick off the lesser of the two threats. History. It's not just for historians anymore.

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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    No, it was started to fund the civil war. The "progressive" part began when extracting a flat tax no longer sufficed for the ever expanding budget. It was decided to take more from wealthier people ONLY because they feared a second uprising like the one they experienced after announcing that the then "war time" tax on income would remain in effect, despite there being no war. And since there are usually far more non rich than rich...they opted to tick off the lesser of the two threats. History. It's not just for historians anymore.
    progressive income taxes are based on the assumption that those not taxed much have more voting power than those who are taxed higher



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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Yes, that is why the country adopted progressive tax rates in the first place, to prevent a few robber barons from owning the country.
    Historical fail

    that was the idiotic reason behind the death tax



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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    In your opinion.
    His assertion was that even with an extra 10% wealth redistribution, that is, taking 10% of the income of the top earners and giving it to the rest, the great depression would still have happened. Nothing in response disproved this, or even contradicts it.

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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Critical thinking? How about logic and common sense? What does a bureaucrat in D.C. know about a local problem in your area that you cannot take care of yourself. That is the point, people making a lot of money give to charities and their churches that benefit the local community. Sending money to D.C. is wasted on social engineering. When are you going to start thinking instead of feeling?
    No, logic and critical thinking/reading are two different things. Try google, it can help you out a lot in these situations (hell, even I'll admit to googleing something I don't understand on here).

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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    No, it was started to fund the civil war. The "progressive" part began when extracting a flat tax no longer sufficed for the ever expanding budget. It was decided to take more from wealthier people ONLY because they feared a second uprising like the one they experienced after announcing that the then "war time" tax on income would remain in effect, despite there being no war. And since there are usually far more non rich than rich...they opted to tick off the lesser of the two threats. History. It's not just for historians anymore.
    Obviously, as you have abandoned the historian's perspective to just make up your own.
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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Historical fail

    that was the idiotic reason behind the death tax
    It was our forefathers excellent reason behind all the progressive taxes.
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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Yes, that is why the country adopted progressive tax rates in the first place, to prevent a few robber barons from owning the country.
    Raise taxes on the rich!! Keep supporting 47% of the people that work but don't pay any FIT! Keep supporting 3.7 Trillion dollar massive Federal Budget! You keep blaming rich people but ignore Govt. greed. Amazing!

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