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    Re: Total taxation in the US is one of the lowest in the developed world

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Maybe we should reduce government expenditure till the deficit goes away.
    So what do u mean by that? Kick millions off of Medicare? Slash Social Security? Cut the Defense Budget by half or more? Because that is what it would take.
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    Re: Total taxation in the US is one of the lowest in the developed world

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    So what do u mean by that? Kick millions off of Medicare? Slash Social Security? Cut the Defense Budget by half or more? Because that is what it would take.
    that would be a start. the problem is, way too many people have become way too addicted to federal programs that never should have survived supreme court review to start with. cold turkey would be too traumatic so we have to ween people off the public teats
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    Re: Total taxation in the US is one of the lowest in the developed world

    Quote Originally Posted by Lafayette View Post
    The caption is best understood by this infographic from the Tax Policy Center:



    Which means quite simply that (due to a ridiculous flat-rate taxation of top revenues) more Income escapes taxation and moves upwards to build the Wealth of a comparatively select few (from here):



    My Point: Is this the sort of nation you want for your children, and your children's children? One where the far greater share of the Wealth-pie (that we all work to generate in our economy) goes to an aberrationally minuscule percentage of American families?

    Well, it is the one they have now and will be getting in the future as well ...
    That's because 47% of Americans pay zero federal income taxes!

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    Re: Total taxation in the US is one of the lowest in the developed world

    Income escapes taxation and moves upwards
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    That's because 47% of Americans pay zero federal income taxes!
    "Wealth moves upwards...because low income quintiles pay no taxes!"

    Jezbuz, you really ought to try a bit hurr durr, MR.
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    Re: Total taxation in the US is one of the lowest in the developed world

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    Income escapes taxation and moves upwards"Wealth moves upwards...because low income quintiles pay no taxes!"

    Jezbuz, you really ought to try a bit hurr durr, MR.
    Everyone over the poverty line should be paying some amount of federal income taxes. The one percent already individually pay millions in taxes, billions as a group.

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    Re: Total taxation in the US is one of the lowest in the developed world

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    Income escapes taxation and moves upwards"Wealth moves upwards...because low income quintiles pay no taxes!"

    Jezbuz, you really ought to try a bit hurr durr, MR.

    wealth moves to those who invest wisely
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    Re: Total taxation in the US is one of the lowest in the developed world

    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    Everyone over the poverty line should be paying some amount of federal income taxes. The one percent already individually pay millions in taxes, billions as a group.
    people who don't get feedback as to the cost of government want it to spend more and more and more and more
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    Re: Total taxation in the US is one of the lowest in the developed world

    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    Everyone over the poverty line should be paying some amount of federal income taxes. The one percent already individually pay millions in taxes, billions as a group.
    I always know that getting into a debate with you is such a waste of time, and worse, trying to get you to see an error of your own creation is even more a waste of time. A person can post a response to you showing that you did not in any manner comprehend what YOU highlighted in YOUR response, specifically, a comment about how the wealthy in the US become more wealthy due to the low marginal rates. No, instead of acknowledging that error and correcting it, you instead plow ahead with a non-sequitur that has been thoroughly debated and shown to be untrue from so many different perspectives...that you participated in the past. Yer meme has been debunked. What I'm surprised with is that you didn't just yell "that graph is cherry-picked" and be done with yer "argument" since that is your MO. It would save us all a lot of time if you would apply it and take yourself out of the discussion entirely. I suppose it is forthcoming...
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    Re: Total taxation in the US is one of the lowest in the developed world

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    That is why the state should not spend quite so much on stuff that is not a public good in the economic sense. Then efficiency goes up, the gdp grows and society prospers.
    Yes, just like Kansas.
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    Re: Total taxation in the US is one of the lowest in the developed world

    Quote Originally Posted by Lafayette View Post
    The caption is best understood by this infographic from the Tax Policy Center:



    Which means quite simply that (due to a ridiculous flat-rate taxation of top revenues) more Income escapes taxation and moves upwards to build the Wealth of a comparatively select few (from here):



    My Point: Is this the sort of nation you want for your children, and your children's children? One where the far greater share of the Wealth-pie (that we all work to generate in our economy) goes to an aberrationally minuscule percentage of American families?

    Well, it is the one they have now and will be getting in the future as well ...
    Much of today's wealth is not through production but through the financialisation of the economy. The very top of the heap benefit through financial manipulations and tax breaks.

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