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    Re: Have you ever voluntarily pay more taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    2. Not true. Raising taxes on the wealthy do not solve the budget deficit at all. For instance Obama tax increases would only solve 6% of the budget deficit, even if Obama predictions come true. We need to reverse Bush tax cut completely, not just for the rich. and we need implement GOP budget cuts.
    very important to note : they would not. as they never have. static scoring is only a starting point, anyone who depends on it is playing a fools game.

    in the real world, hiking tax rates won't get you any extra revenue - and it is very likely to get you less.
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    Re: Have you ever voluntarily pay more taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Raising the taxes are the wealthy is necessary because:

    (1) reductions in spending that could make not raising taxes feasible aren't possible in a brief period of time

    (2) the middle class is sunken into credit; only the wealthy have money to tax
    I think making drastic tax cuts is feasible, it's where the cuts are made that is key.

    Also, why do you think the middle class is sunken into credit? I believe it's largely due to poor life style choices and living beyond ones means.
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    Re: Have you ever voluntarily pay more taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    I am curious to know just how many people have voluntarily payed more Federal taxes then what was required of them.

    We have seen often enough the idea that we need to raise taxes on the wealthy in order to solve our debt issue. But do we practice what we preach or should only the wealthy contribute more?
    I never have but I know some people who have the government withhold more money out of their paycheck so they can get it back later. It sort of makes sense so that they can get a big payout after taxes but on the other hand with the value of the dollar shrinking you are basically getting less than you are putting in.
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    Re: Have you ever voluntarily pay more taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Raising the taxes are the wealthy is necessary because:

    (1) reductions in spending that could make not raising taxes feasible aren't possible in a brief period of time

    (2) the middle class is sunken into credit; only the wealthy have money to tax

    From each according to their ability? I oppose raising taxes on any group because the government needs to demonstrate it can cut spending before it demands more wealth from anyone but if taxes have to go up they should go up first on the groups that are currently unaware (or ignore) the fact that increased government spending COSTS MONEY and that is NOT the rich but rather the middle class that drives so much of the spending



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    Re: Have you ever voluntarily pay more taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Is this even legal?
    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Is that even legal? I don't remember the option on any of my tax forms.

    I'd be willing to pay extra in taxes, and I think that taxes need to be raised across the board, but that's a bit of an empty platitude for someone with no prospects of future employment.
    Here you go:

    https://www.pay.gov/paygov/forms/for...ormId=23779454

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    Re: Have you ever voluntarily pay more taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    2. Not true. Raising taxes on the wealthy do not solve the budget deficit at all. For instance Obama tax increases would only solve 6% of the budget deficit, even if Obama predictions come true. We need to reverse Bush tax cut completely, not just for the rich. and we need implement GOP budget cuts.

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    Re: Have you ever voluntarily pay more taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Also, why do you think the middle class is sunken into credit? I believe it's largely due to poor life style choices and living beyond ones means.
    Because, across the Western world, real wages have declined dramatically relative to the rate of inflation. What do I win?

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    Re: Have you ever voluntarily pay more taxes?

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    Who is WE, Mr New Zealand?
    You don't my history Mr. Rude!

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    Re: Have you ever voluntarily pay more taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    You don't my history Mr. Rude!
    Uh what does that mean in American?



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    Re: Have you ever voluntarily pay more taxes?

    This is one of the questions I have always had regarding politicians like Pelosi. Her and her husband fall into the "rich" category. Why have they not just paid what they felt was the "fair share" without being told. I also can understand that they are only obligated to pay what the tax code calls for.

    I also tend to set my tax withholding so I only get back a very small amount or $0 at the end of the year. To pay more in as a savings device is only give the govt. a free loan. It is my money, not the govt, I can do better with my savings than the govt. holding it for me as a tax return.
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