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    Re: Stephanopoulos points out Merriam-Webster definition of taxes to president

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    You're joking right? Taxes going up isn't a tax increase? You're arguing with the text book definition of tax increases? Wow. I hope you were being sarcastic.
    If income goes up by 3% and taxes go up by 1.5%....well you do the math

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    Re: Stephanopoulos points out Merriam-Webster definition of taxes to president

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    If income goes up by 3% and taxes go up by 1.5%....well you do the math
    It's still a 1.5% tax increase. If income goes up 3% and the tax rate remains the same then no tax increase has taken place. We're not talking quantum physics here.

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    Re: Stephanopoulos points out Merriam-Webster definition of taxes to president

    Quote Originally Posted by cmckinney View Post
    I really wish there was a special sarcasm font for the Internet.
    A wink works.
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    Re: Stephanopoulos points out Merriam-Webster definition of taxes to president

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    If income goes up by 3% and taxes go up by 1.5%....well you do the math
    Did you take math in school?
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    Re: Stephanopoulos points out Merriam-Webster definition of taxes to president

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Did you take math in school?
    No, he's trying to justify the Messiah's tax increases.

    "But look!! You're making more money!!! it's only a little bit of taxes in comparison!"
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    Re: Stephanopoulos points out Merriam-Webster definition of taxes to president

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    If income goes up by 3% and taxes go up by 1.5%....well you do the math
    It's called, one step forward and two steps back.
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    Re: Stephanopoulos points out Merriam-Webster definition of taxes to president

    Quote Originally Posted by stevenb View Post
    No, he's trying to justify the Messiah's tax increases.

    "But look!! You're making more money!!! it's only a little bit of taxes in comparison!"
    Nevermind that the 1.5% increase will kick you into a higher bracket and you'll be paying all of the 3% increase in salary, plus another 2%.
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    Re: Stephanopoulos points out Merriam-Webster definition of taxes to president

    If your rate goes up, then your taxes go up. Stop trying to argue otherwise.

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    Re: Stephanopoulos points out Merriam-Webster definition of taxes to president

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Nevermind that the 1.5% increase will kick you into a higher bracket and you'll be paying all of the 3% increase in salary, plus another 2%.
    So you are trying to tell me people in the highest tax bracket would not be willing to pay 1.5% more in taxes if their income went up by 3%? Plese note they are 1.5% ahead and maybe some pot holes on the roads can get fixed as well.

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    Re: Stephanopoulos points out Merriam-Webster definition of taxes to president

    The fact that their taxes would go up by 1.5% would act as a disincentive to making their income go up by 3%.

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