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    Re: ABC's "20/20 - Lessons from Billionaires: Tax ME to create jobs IN AMERICA!"

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    again, you are lying.

    govt. employees pay federal, state, local, FICA, and Medicare taxes.
    With my tax money.
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    Re: ABC's "20/20 - Lessons from Billionaires: Tax ME to create jobs IN AMERICA!"

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Before our progressive tax system was cut, we had a half century of stable growth when tax rates for the rich were much more than anything being proposed.
    And there were probably fewer governmental programs. They throw everything out of whack..

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    Re: ABC's "20/20 - Lessons from Billionaires: Tax ME to create jobs IN AMERICA!"

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    That's the point. What is the daily dosage? What is the maximum, or minimum, someone should be taxed?

    Where does it stop being healthy and starts to become unhealthy?
    Rich people are being taxed at a much lower rate than they were a few decades ago - letting the Bush tax cuts expire is not taxing the rich to death.

    The super rich pay a lot less taxes than they did a couple of decades ago, and nearly half of U.S. households pay no income taxes at all.
    America's Richest Taxpayers See Federal Taxes Dramatically Drop





    Over the past 30 years the rich in America have become a lot richer, while many millions of Americans have seen their income stagnate or decline. As


    Warren Buffett, the second richest man in America, famously said, “There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.”



    Wealth and income inequality today is by far the worst in the industrialized world and has fallen in line with many Third World countries. Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitzexplains why this is bad news:

    American Pie: Wealth and Income Inequality in America






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    Re: ABC's "20/20 - Lessons from Billionaires: Tax ME to create jobs IN AMERICA!"

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    With my tax money.
    yes, your taxes pay for other people's salaries. teachers, police, firemen, politicians, lawyers, carpenters, etc etc..

    why is that funny?

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    Re: ABC's "20/20 - Lessons from Billionaires: Tax ME to create jobs IN AMERICA!"

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    And there were probably fewer governmental programs. They throw everything out of whack..
    Yes, fewer tax cut programs for the rich................... and you are right, they did throw everything out of whack!
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    Re: ABC's "20/20 - Lessons from Billionaires: Tax ME to create jobs IN AMERICA!"

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It's still a $90,000 loss to the non-governmental tax payer.
    he says forgetting all about the value of the labor or service performed by the government employee.

    Bu why confuse you with reality or facts?
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    Re: ABC's "20/20 - Lessons from Billionaires: Tax ME to create jobs IN AMERICA!"

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It's still a $90,000 loss to the non-governmental tax payer.
    what about the $90,000 in services that the govt. worker provided?

    if a govt. engineer inspects bridges, tunnels, and buildings for material failures and other safety hazard, its still a total loss to the govt. and the tax payer?

    a police officer working his ass off to protect the people & property, still is a total loss to the tax-payer?

    a parks employee who plants thousands of trees a year, is a total loss to the people?

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    Re: ABC's "20/20 - Lessons from Billionaires: Tax ME to create jobs IN AMERICA!"

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    what about the $90,000 in services that the govt. worker provided?

    if a govt. engineer inspects bridges, tunnels, and buildings for material failures and other safety hazard, its still a total loss to the govt. and the tax payer?

    a police officer working his ass off to protect the people & property, still is a total loss to the tax-payer?

    a parks employee who plants thousands of trees a year, is a total loss to the people?
    Why are you confusing those dispensing vitriolic hyperbole with actual facts?
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    Re: ABC's "20/20 - Lessons from Billionaires: Tax ME to create jobs IN AMERICA!"

    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    Rich people are being taxed at a much lower rate than they were a few decades ago - letting the Bush tax cuts expire is not taxing the rich to death.

    The super rich pay a lot less taxes than they did a couple of decades ago, and nearly half of U.S. households pay no income taxes at all.
    America's Richest Taxpayers See Federal Taxes Dramatically Drop


    Over the past 30 years the rich in America have become a lot richer, while many millions of Americans have seen their income stagnate or decline. As
    Warren Buffett, the second richest man in America, famously said, “There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.”

    Wealth and income inequality today is by far the worst in the industrialized world and has fallen in line with many Third World countries. Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitzexplains why this is bad news:

    American Pie: Wealth and Income Inequality in America



    The sad truth is that it often difficult to tell other people how much tax they should pay because they can just leave. And why not? Other countries with lower taxes have great climates, high speed internet, the latest movies, night clubs, are scenic, relatively safe, etc.

    So it doesn't really matter what Americans were paying 20, 50 or 100 years ago, it's what people must pay now, and whether or not they are getting their money's worth. There are just more opportunities now in more countries and fewer reasons to invest in the United States. This is good because now countries must be more competitive to attract money and people, which allows greater freedoms then we have known in the not so distant past. Bur we must also adjust to this changing reality or Detroit will soon arrive in your neighborhood.

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    Re: ABC's "20/20 - Lessons from Billionaires: Tax ME to create jobs IN AMERICA!"

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    The sad truth is that it often difficult to tell other people how much tax they should pay because they can just leave. And why not? Other countries with lower taxes have great climates, high speed internet, the latest movies, night clubs, are scenic, relatively safe, etc.

    .
    As the saying goes......... "don't let the door hit ya where the Good Lord split ya."

    And how many really ever do?
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