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    Re: AP POLL: Tax the rich to pay for health bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Whip Comes Down View Post
    I won't mind at all if the tax on the rich goes through. I already have more money than I can keep track of.
    Give some of it to the govt. You're allowed!
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    Re: AP POLL: Tax the rich to pay for health bill

    Quote Originally Posted by drz-400 View Post
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    Why would the government not want to maximize revenue when it has a $12 trillion loan to pay off and happens to be in a war? The senate can say we are going to pay less this year, but it will still have $12 trillion to owe.

    As far as coming out of a recession. We have come out of a recession with high tax rates (ie. the great depression) and with low tax rates (ie. the 1970's stagflation). What recession does our current one seem to fit more?
    Paying down the debt and supplying the war are necessities. It is the Federal government's continual drive to provide more that is the problem. The Feds do not need more revenues. But they cannot stop coming up with more reasons for needing more revenues.
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    Re: AP POLL: Tax the rich to pay for health bill

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    I think they should pay for it with a consumption tax. Make the poor pay.
    We have consumption taxes(sales)
    Have you not heard " one cannot secrete blood from a stone".
    These rich crybabies should leave their ivory towers and mix with the people, they may learn something!.
    What is proposed is nothing more than rolling back Bush's tax cut for the wealthy - which should never have happened.
    You rich are damn lucky its not me..in charge.
    90% tax on the rich....like the way it used to be, but with tighter loopholes.
    Obama is being kind.

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    Re: AP POLL: Tax the rich to pay for health bill

    From 1970-2008 the US government spending as a percentage of GDP has remained and fluctuated within 30-37%. From 2008-present the percentage has increased considerebly to around 45%. On the contrary, the U.S. debt as a percentage of GDP only increased during the periods of 1981-1995 (increase of 35% over this period) and 2001-present (increase of 33%).

    It seems only until very recently (like this year) the increase in debt could really be attributed to an increase in spending, the other years the debt increased seems to follow time periods after tax cuts took place. Therefore I would conclude an increase in spending has not been the most considerable cause to an increasing debt, but rather a decrease in tax revenues over at least the past 40 years.
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    Re: AP POLL: Tax the rich to pay for health bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Marilyn Monroe View Post
    Give some of it to the govt. You're allowed!
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    Re: AP POLL: Tax the rich to pay for health bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
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    Seems this poll finds that a majority no longer believe in equality. Or don't care as long as they get their way.
    Since when do rich Republican assholes believe in equality?

    "Or don't care as long as they get their way" <--- This sounds like any rich-ass Republican scumbag I have ever met.

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    Re: AP POLL: Tax the rich to pay for health bill

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    Please...Don't feed the trolls Miss Monroe
    Sorry....Didn't realize, Mr. Epic!
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