View Poll Results: Where do you land?

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  • I am wealthy, and favor tax hikes for the wealthy

    9 10.34%
  • I am not wealthy, and favor tax hikes for the wealthy

    32 36.78%
  • I am wealthy, and against tax hikes for the wealthy

    0 0%
  • I am not wealthy, and against tax hikes for the wealthy

    34 39.08%
  • Other

    12 13.79%
  • Unsure

    0 0%
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    Re: Where do you land

    Bill Clinton is right.

    "At a White House news conference yesterday, Obama urged Republicans to set aside their rejection of tax increases as part of a deficit-reduction plan. Democrats are willing to accept some “painful cuts” to favored programs, and Republicans must concede that some taxes may have to be raised, he said."

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    Re: Where do you land

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    And I had to vote other. I make what I need to have the life I like and save for retirement and I don't know anyone who likes their job more than I do.
    That's lovely, but has nothing to do with the subject at hand.

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    Re: Where do you land

    And here's where everybody else lands. Repeatedly.

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    Re: Where do you land

    I voted other.

    I have been labeled socialist, liberal, among other things for my views on the super wealthy. My view is no person should ever accumulate more wealth then they can reasonably use in a lifetime. At this point I view it as greed plain and simple. You have no use to acquire more wealth yet continue to do so anyway.

    One argument I continuously receive is "they should get what they earned", I disagree. When your wealth can no longer serve you in any reasonable manner and is taking away the potential of others this cannot be "earned or deserved". When one person has more wealth then entire countries this is going beyond reasonable in my opinion.

    Now how to solve this? That is difficult. One can forcibly remove that wealth by taxes or other means or they can cap the amount any person can make. I prefer a cap. Redistributing wealth in my opinion often means giving it to those that simply will not do for themselves. This to me is as wrong as a person hording billions. I think with a wealth cap the ability to make the wealth is better evened out to those that strive for it. Take for example a CEO of a company that had 200 million in wealth. If he were not allowed to make any further money in his lifetime he would either step aside and allow someone else the opportunity or distribute the wealth he would have received to others. I think this would help "spread" the wealth in a more meaningful manner then tax + distribute.

    While Im sure my idea has flaws and may not be the best approach I am always open to other solutions.

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    Re: Where do you land

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    And here's where everybody else lands. Repeatedly.

    Americans Support Higher Taxes. Really. | Capital Gains and Games
    i actually clicked one of the polls linked within your leftist blog. this is what the poll said about americans and their opinions on taxes...........

    14. Overall, what do you think is the best way to reduce the federal budget deficit - (by cutting federal spending), (by increasing taxes), or by a combination of both?

    Cutting federal Increasing Combination No
    spending taxes of both opinion
    4/17/11 36 3 59 2
    3/13/11 31 3 64 3
    12/12/10 36 2 60 1
    basically, what that says is that people are willing to sacrifice a bit more to reduce the
    deficit, but only if government slashes it's spending. your blogger is a complete propagandist buffoon
    attempting to spin the topic that americans are all for increased taxes unconditionally, when in fact
    only 3% of those polled agreed with that notion.

    this was the "poll" i clicked..................

    Washington Post-ABC News Poll (washingtonpost.com)
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    Re: Where do you land

    Liberty, Equaluty, Fraternity

    That said, the flat tax is the only thing that can qualify as "equality". Anything else is just jiberish. Imho.
    Whether you are wealthy or poor, you have to pay your fair share. If you don't, you are subjected to persecution.

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    Re: Where do you land

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Liberty, Equaluty, Fraternity

    That said, the flat tax is the only thing that can qualify as "equality". Anything else is just jiberish. Imho.
    Whether you are wealthy or poor, you have to pay your fair share. If you don't, you are subjected to persecution.
    i too agree with the "fair tax".....and i am not wealthy.
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    Re: Where do you land

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    To Ayn Rand's fantasy island?

    Or off to a country that allows them more freedom and ability to keep more of their money.

    Oh right, this isn't happen so its clearly a fantasy.

    Sometimes I wish I was blind as some people around here.

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    Re: Where do you land

    Quote Originally Posted by lewstherin View Post
    basically, what that says is that people are willing to sacrifice a bit more to reduce the
    deficit, but only if government slashes it's spending. your blogger is a complete propagandist buffoon
    attempting to spin the topic that americans are all for increased taxes unconditionally, when in fact
    only 3% of those polled agreed with that notion.
    Huh? I don't think anyone has proposed to reduce the deficit by raising taxes alone. Boop's claim was that most people support tax increases, not that they support tax increases to the exclusion of spending cuts. There's nothing spin-ish about what she said at all.

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    Re: Where do you land

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Let 'em go. It's not like they're contributing. I refuse to respond to fear tactics.
    I wish you well..

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