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    Among Developed Nations American Tax Bills are Below Average

    With the April 18 tax-filing deadline rapidly approaching, some U.S. taxpayers may be thinking a lot about just how much they are forking over to (or getting from) Uncle Sam. A Pew Research Center report last year found that the public sees the nation’s tax system as deeply flawed: 59% of people surveyed agreed that “there is so much wrong with the federal tax system that Congress should completely change it,” while just 38% said the system “works pretty well” and requires “only minor changes.”

    We wondered how Americans’ tax bills compare with those of people in other countries. While cross-national comparisons of tax burdens are complicated and tricky, most research has concluded that, at least among developed nations, the U.S. is on the low end of the range.
    Among developed nations, Americans? tax bills are below average | Pew Research Center


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    Re: Among Developed Nations American Tax Bills are Below Average

    How does this make you feel? People demand more programs, but are we willing to pay more for them?


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    Re: Among Developed Nations American Tax Bills are Below Average

    comparing tax rates but ignoring currency manipulation is laughable.

    we could end taxes completely, and simply use the power of fiat to pay for programs.

    to claim you aren't being taxed under such a scenario is absurd.

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    Re: Among Developed Nations American Tax Bills are Below Average

    Quote Originally Posted by blackjack50 View Post
    How does this make you feel? People demand more programs, but are we willing to pay more for them?


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    We need to raise taxes (especially for those in upper income brackets) and use the money to pay off the national debt.

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    Re: Among Developed Nations American Tax Bills are Below Average

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    comparing tax rates but ignoring currency manipulation is laughable.

    we could end taxes completely, and simply use the power of fiat to pay for programs.

    to claim you aren't being taxed under such a scenario is absurd.
    Please explain.


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    Re: Among Developed Nations American Tax Bills are Below Average

    Quote Originally Posted by RickJames3000 View Post
    We need to raise taxes (especially for those in upper income brackets) and use the money to pay off the national debt.
    false.

    we need to start respecting property for everyone regardless of economic standing. Time for the free loaders to contribute

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickJames3000 View Post
    We need to raise taxes (especially for those in upper income brackets) and use the money to pay off the national debt.
    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 blackjack50 View Post
    Please explain.


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    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.

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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.
    True. But how does it benefit government long term?


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    Re: Among Developed Nations American Tax Bills are Below Average

    Quote Originally Posted by blackjack50 View Post
    True. But how does it benefit government long term?


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    we clearly have different views of the role of government.

    I see its functions as to benefit the individual, so I don't have any desire to find an answer to your question.

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