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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
    the payroll taxes were not designed to be progressive
    And SS was not designed to be robbed to provide tax cuts for the rich

    Tell you what, as soon as the rich pay back the trillions owed to SS so they could enjoy 30 years of tax cuts through higher capital gains tax rates and and increased cap on SS, we'll call it even.
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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    And SS was not designed to be robbed to provide tax cuts for the rich

    Tell you what, as soon as the rich pay back the trillions owed to SS so they could enjoy 30 years of tax cuts through higher capital gains tax rates and and increased cap on SS, we'll call it even.
    that is idiotic. the rich are paying more of the income tax burden now than at any time in the last 6 decades. Your moronic claim that the rich are stealing from it is so dishonest I cannot believe anyone can say that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    And SS was not designed to be robbed to provide tax cuts for the rich

    Tell you what, as soon as the rich pay back the trillions owed to SS so they could enjoy 30 years of tax cuts through higher capital gains tax rates and and increased cap on SS, we'll call it even.
    The rich pay back trillions???

    Define rich?

    Like, the liberal slight of hand trick:


    1) During the election "rich" is defined as people that make $250k a year or more.


    2) After the election "rich" is defined as anyone making $20k a year or more.




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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
    that is idiotic. the rich are paying more of the income tax burden now than at any time in the last 6 decades. Your moronic claim that the rich are stealing from it is so dishonest I cannot believe anyone can say that.
    That reminds me, I wanted to thank you. You, and those like you could have provided no better example of why it was so important for the working class to stand up and fight back against the class war being waged on the working class.

    So for that, I thank you!
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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Define rich?
    People that both make more money and pay a lesser tax rate than you or I.
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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    People that both make more money and pay a lesser tax rate than you or I.
    A Rod makes more money than you and pays a much higher tax rate. So do I. the fact is the only rate that is worth discussing when the disease of progressive taxes are mentioned is the federal income tax and the surcharge on the top earners-the federal death tax. Lefties whine about FICA but the Middle and lower classes benefit tremendously from medicaid and medicare as well as the SS Ponzi retirement scheme. Most of those people get more than they put in.

    the wealthy get absolutely no benefits from the surcharge on wealth -the death tax

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    That reminds me, I wanted to thank you. You, and those like you could have provided no better example of why it was so important for the working class to stand up and fight back against the class war being waged on the working class.

    So for that, I thank you!
    I don't think you really want a fight. If the rich unite you would be toast in a week. we'd fire you from whatever job you have, yank your mortgage, and do all kinds of stuff. Yeah, you could hire an attorney-a poor one who is third rate while we could drag it out for years in the courts and by then you'd be out in the streets with nothing.

    Posts like yours scream failure more than just about anything. a complete concession of a lack of bettering one's self

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

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    YEeeeeeeeeesss!!! The DP equivalent of "I know you are but what am I!" Thats frekin STUNNING baby!!!
    Actually I was following the principle of meeting you at your own level. No use in talking over your head.
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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
    tax justice is needed

    1) those who demand more and more government need to start paying for it rather than voting for those who promise them that OTHERS will be taxed more

    2) everyone should keep the same amount of their next dollar as taken by the federal government

    3) the federal government should butt out of the thousands of areas where it should not be engaging in wasting our tax dollaras

    4) what you use should be as important in figuring your tax bill as to what you supposedly can afford

    5) the system needs to be reformed so that a majority of citizens cannot merely vote up the rates of others without also suffering the same rate increase

    6) transfers of wealth in a family should never ever be a taxable event unless there is a clear exchange of goods and services

    7) we have plenty of revenue, we have too much government
    I read your post. You started talking about the need for tax justice. Then you gave us seven lines, most of which are either the opposite of that or extremist memes.

    When will you get to the tax justice part?
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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
    that is idiotic. the rich are paying more of the income tax burden now than at any time in the last 6 decades. Your moronic claim that the rich are stealing from it is so dishonest I cannot believe anyone can say that.
    And around and around we go.... The rich are richer now relative to everyone else than they've been since the 1920s. This is like a corporation complaining because it's making too much money.
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