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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    In your youth, we had a progressive tax system that paid the bills and did not penalize the middle class and reward the wealthy. BTW, no one is demonizing the rich, we are demonizing the slashing of this country's progressive tax system.
    You don't have a clue as usual, define progressive, how much tax should those evil righ people pay since obviously 38% of the entire tax revenue isn't enough for you?

    The top 1% of wage earners make 20% of all income and pay 38% of all taxes.
    The top 5% of wage earners make 34.7% of all income and pay 58.7% of all taxes.
    The top 10% of wage earners make 45.8% of all income and pay 69.9% of all taxes.

    The bottom 50% make 12.8% of all income and pay 2.7% of all taxes.

    Currently approximately 47% of all Americans pay nothing and actually get money back making their tax rate negative.

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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    define progressive
    Top US Marginal Income Tax Rates, 1913--2003 (TruthAndPolitics.org)
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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Hope you aren't talking about me here. When it comes to money, I'm about as poor as a church mouse.

    Where would be without the rich?
    Probably with a good economy, the rich have taken their tax cuts and gambled away our future on Wall Street with phony derivatives. The rich have also sold out America and are sending American jobs to China, India, etc. I think America could do quite well without the rich.


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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Do care about the rates or the amount collected? You do know there is a difference, right? Back when those high rates what were the deductions vs. now?

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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Probably with a good economy, the rich have taken their tax cuts and gambled away our future on Wall Street with phony derivatives. The rich have also sold out America and are sending American jobs to China, India, etc. I think America could do quite well without the rich.
    Project much? How do you know what the rich do with their money or their tax cuts?

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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It was more of a generalized use of "you". Sorry.

    Where would we be without the rich? Where we are now. There's always going to be rich people, it's fine. But being rich doesn't make you special. You're (and again, this is generalized use of "you") just rich, you can buy more stuff have nicer things; but you're still replaceable.
    Who gets to put food on their table when rich people buy nice things, take nice vacations, eat in fine restaurants etc. ?
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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It would most certainly help if we clarified our tax structure, we could move to something different too if it behooves us to do so. As it stands, income should be income and there shouldn't be alternate definitions of income to get into a smaller tax bracket.
    And everyone with income should pay taxes.
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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Project much? How do you know what the rich do with their money or their tax cuts?
    It was the middle class buying all those worthless phony derivatives that brought the economy to its knees....


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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    It was the middle class buying all those worthless phony derivatives that brought the economy to its knees....
    Derivatives alone didn't create the problem, how about people buying homes they couldn't afford? Never anyone else's fault but the rich, right?

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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Derivatives alone didn't create the problem, how about people buying homes they couldn't afford? Never anyone else's fault but the rich, right?
    How about the government forcing banks to give loans to people who couldn't afford them?
    Then putting Frank and Dodd (two that caused it) in charge of fixing it.
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