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    Re: N.Y. millionaire tax gets a push from poll, Occupy Wall St.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    Then do it. Don't demand everyone else does.
    Can you read?
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: N.Y. millionaire tax gets a push from poll, Occupy Wall St.

    REG1 what kind of a system is it when you defend millionaires who have no income and attack poor people who have to claim welfare? Do you 1 in 7 Americans are on food stamps?

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    Re: N.Y. millionaire tax gets a push from poll, Occupy Wall St.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    because they still have millions left in the bank whilst a lot of people are paying taxes and can not even afford to buy a house...
    and why does that justify someone else taking from them? where do you get off thinking you have a claim to someone else's wealth?



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    Re: N.Y. millionaire tax gets a push from poll, Occupy Wall St.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    what kind of a system is it when you defend millionaires who have no income and attack poor people who have to claim welfare? Do you 1 in 7 Americans are on food stamps?
    And they all have flat screens, smartphones, and $250 athletic shoes. I see them every day.

    Why do you think you can confiscate other people's money?

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    Re: N.Y. millionaire tax gets a push from poll, Occupy Wall St.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    REG1 what kind of a system is it when you defend millionaires who have no income and attack poor people who have to claim welfare? Do you 1 in 7 Americans are on food stamps?
    Let's be real a moment.
    Some of those people don't need food stamps.

    The social services system is incredibly easy to defraud.
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    Re: N.Y. millionaire tax gets a push from poll, Occupy Wall St.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It's more likely that the engineer pays more.
    That's the problem with the current tax rates.

    It's not the middle class getting fleeced, it's the lower end rich paying more than the upper end rich.
    My thoughts exactly......

    At the very least it should be equal, rate wise.
    The top marginal tax bracket should be in excess of $10 million. But don't quote me on that, because i have not been bored enough to means test such a policy to ensure it wouldn't result in an even greater revenue shortfall.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: N.Y. millionaire tax gets a push from poll, Occupy Wall St.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    The government's role was a limited (although they do share some fault) one. IMO, 95% of the fault goes to a combination of bad lenders and irresponsible recipients of loans.
    It's difficult to apportion the blame in terms of percentages, IMHO. But suffice it to say that many factors came together to produce a whole ****storm, and it was a whole lot more complicated than "da gubmint made people feel entitled to homes dey couldn't afford and crashed the housing market."

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    Re: N.Y. millionaire tax gets a push from poll, Occupy Wall St.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    That is because they have a standard of living that is more than millions of Americans SOL combined! I have no problem paying an extra 5% given the level of U.S. federal debt...... Until i am forced to that is.
    1) anyone who thinks the rich merely paying more taxes will decrease the deficit is loony given the politicians who need to keep spending to keep winning elections. as long as most people dont see paying more taxes as THEIR duty or their cost of more government they will continue to push for more spending

    2) I am waiting for you to explain what justifies someone who has done well having to pay more and more and more for absolutely no additional governmental benefits.

    saying they can 'afford' it or the voters can coerce them aren't answers I find morally or intellectually valid



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    Re: N.Y. millionaire tax gets a push from poll, Occupy Wall St.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    And they all have flat screens, smartphones, and $250 athletic shoes. I see them every day.

    Why do you think you can confiscate other people's money?
    lol they do can you show me the stats please? Such a sterotype!

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    Re: N.Y. millionaire tax gets a push from poll, Occupy Wall St.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    lol they do can you show me the stats please? Such a sterotype!
    No, there are no poor people in America. They get lots of goodies.

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