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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    this lie has been debunked dozens of times

    Romeny pays federal income tax rates of 15% on investment income. the average working person pays an income tax rate of less than ten percent.

    stop lying
    Lying? What are you talking about now? The average American pays approximately twice the percentage of their income in taxes as Romney does. True or false?

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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    This lie has been debunked dozens of times
    It most certainly has.
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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    It most certainly has.
    The average American pays approximately twice the percentage of their income in taxes as Romney does. True or false?

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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Revealing? you want revealing? How many times have I asked tonight for you to explain what is discriminatory about the cap gains tax, and you absolutely ignore that all together in favor of repeating your inane one liner as ad hom attack....

    My conclusion is that you can not explain it and are resorting to childish repetition, there fore you have already lost your argument and are worthy of no more response until you answer the question.

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    Are you for real? Are you really claiming that you have not read any posts from me saying that a person who makes $600K in salary pays over twice what a person making $600K in capital gains pays and that is on its face discriminatory and a blatant preference?

    That is the perfect example of a discriminatory preference and I cannot imagine any rational person would deny it. The question becomes how can you justify it?

    How are you doing on that section of the Constitution you claim guarantees the pursuit of happiness?

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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    there we have it, 600,000 taken from a million is what the left considers "fair"

    that is the attitude we are dealing with

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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    Because I thought this to be so eloquent I think this is an appropriate place for its modified usage…

    It is another insult to state that those who disagree with left (sic) wing goals and policies lack intellect or insight. Again, this is a disgusting and pathetic attempt to paint your ideological enemies as unintelligent as you true believers are. Why don't you deal with the actual policies being discussed instead of attacking those who disagree with you painting them as 'unsuccessful' - a charge which you have no information which to make that judgment, or lacking intellect or intelligence which is just plain silly given my educational attainment, career, and ability to show you where you are in serious error


    Thank you for that...
    Correctly stating that you and others are impotent to provide a rational and logical case for he discriminatory capital gains preferences is a FACT. Or can you provide a link to where you did so and prove me wrong?
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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    there we have it, 600,000 taken from a million is what the left considers "fair"

    that is the attitude we are dealing with
    Who in the name of all that is holy said that?
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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    Quote please.
    Nope, not playing that game today...You are a relatively intelligent person, I am sure you either already know, or can figure it out by reading the thread. Please do so.


    Ok. So you have no defense of a system where investors pay lower rates than people who work.
    Not true. I work, and I have investments. If I have capital gains on my small (by comparison) investments, then my rate is 15% just like the millionaire. So tell me how they pay less? if you can.

    If you'd like, feel free to start another thread on the role of federal government.
    Nah, we can keep going, if you however, feel you can't follow your own argument to its logical conclusion, then I understand if you'd like to give up.

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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    more appeals to the envy of the mob.
    Just as I thought, you nor the GOP can come up with any reasons why the working class should vote to continue the tax cuts for the rich.

    Thanks for providing evidence of my claim!!!!
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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    It most certainly has.
    they think repeating the same lie over and over will convince the weakminded

    the fact is, only a few taxes are intended to be progressive. we can argue whether those taxes intended to be progressive are too progressive or "progressive enough"

    but to claim an entire tax system that encompasses 51 or more different taxing entities (and I am not even counting cities) and dozens of different kids of taxes) is "not progressive enough" when only a few of the taxes in that entire system (as if state and federal taxing authorities coordinate their taxes) is blatantly dishonest. Its like saying the american high school sports system doesn't have enough racquet sports because only tennis is normally the only racquet sport in HS athletics. that is based on an assumption that racquet sports are better than say sports that involve contact like wrestling or use no equipment (like cross country or swimming)

    to try to evaluate a system's progressivity when most of the components are not progressive nor were intended to be progressive is blatantly dishonest

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