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    Re: Among Developed Nations American Tax Bills are Below Average

    Quote Originally Posted by uncleray View Post
    Individuals pay 80% of Fed revenue . If corporations paid what they used to pay, 50%, instead of their current 9% of Fed revenue, there would not be a "spending problem"
    yes, individuals do, but technically, they pay 100%, not 80%

    Everything the government takes, ultimately is taken from individuals. corporate taxes are baked into prices that individuals pay.

    but most money is coming from a percentage of the individuals. many individuals suffer no consequences for voting for increases spending.
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    Re: Among Developed Nations American Tax Bills are Below Average

    Quote Originally Posted by blackjack50 View Post
    But you don't want your taxes raised right?


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    Re: Among Developed Nations American Tax Bills are Below Average

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    false.

    we need to start respecting property for everyone regardless of economic standing. Time for the free loaders to contribute
    That's absolutely right. Make the president-elect and the cabinet pay their fair share. The rich have had a free ride for long enough.

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    Re: Among Developed Nations American Tax Bills are Below Average

    Quote Originally Posted by blackjack50 View Post
    What? Was that not a fair question? You were stating that it is a form of tax. And I'm asking why that benefits the government? You can "see" it as supposed to be serving of the people, but it is not. Government is self serving.


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    It makes sense that a government "of the people, by the people, and for the people" would be self-serving. Who else would it serve?
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    Re: Among Developed Nations American Tax Bills are Below Average

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    currency debasement is a form of taxation.

    much of our spending is accomplished by increasing the money supply, which diminishes the buying power of money previously in circulation. this is a hidden form of taxation, and especially harmful to people on fixed incomes.
    Inflation is at all time lows and has not increased because of our debt increasing. Inflation is caused by too much money chasing too few goods. Something we don't have to worry about since demand is suppressed by low wages. Deflation has been the worry for the last 8 years. That is far worse than inflation for the economy.
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    Re: Among Developed Nations American Tax Bills are Below Average

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Inflation is at all time lows and has not increased because of our debt increasing. Inflation is caused by too much money chasing too few goods. Something we don't have to worry about since demand is suppressed by low wages. Deflation has been the worry for the last 8 years. That is far worse than inflation for the economy.
    yawn. all inflation calculations ignore the historical precedence that deflation is the norm.

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    Re: Among Developed Nations American Tax Bills are Below Average

    Quote Originally Posted by RickJames3000 View Post
    I'm willing to pay my fair share. Whatever it takes.
    I've worked in the government...I've seen government work...I'm not willing to pay any extra for the inefficient wasteful crap they "produce."


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    Re: Among Developed Nations American Tax Bills are Below Average

    Quote Originally Posted by blackjack50 View Post
    I've worked in the government...I've seen government work...I'm not willing to pay any extra for the inefficient wasteful crap they "produce."


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    I understand.
    Some people are just more selfish than others.

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    Re: Among Developed Nations American Tax Bills are Below Average

    Quote Originally Posted by RickJames3000 View Post
    I understand.
    Some people are just more selfish than others.
    motivated self interest is how this all works.

    without that, nobody would seek to find a cheaper alternative, so no force to reduce costs would occur.

    you demonize human behavior, but a system that works would seek to be built based on it. you have no clue how to govern because of this shortcoming.

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    Re: Among Developed Nations American Tax Bills are Below Average

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    motivated self interest is how this all works.

    without that, nobody would seek to find a cheaper alternative, so no force to reduce costs would occur.

    you demonize human behavior, but a system that works would seek to be built based on it. you have no clue how to govern because of this shortcoming.
    Sure.
    Whatever helps ease your conscience.

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