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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    Absolutely for higher taxes.

    EVERY adult not currently paying taxes should be taxed their fair share, which should be determined by the amount of tax dollars they've recieved in the last year.

    We must end "Spending in the Tax Code" by ending the Earned Income Tax Credit. Nor should ANYONE EVER get a refund larger than the taxes paid.

    Period.

    Then, once the people benefitting most from money stolen from taxpayers are forced to pay their fair share, lets see if their opinion on unlimited government spending changes.
    that terrifies the democrats. if the people who sponge off the system would be forced to at least pay for some of the milk they now suck from the public tit, those politicians who promise them a lifetime of milk and honey that others pay for for will become less popular



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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Buffet and Gates, two of the wealthiest people alive, support the estate tax.

    Billionaire Warren Buffett on Wednesday endorsed the estate tax as a check on wealth accumulation, while two senior U.S. senators said they want the tax repealed.

    In fact, Buffet admits to the very thing that many here deny, that the gap between the super rich and the middle class is increasing by leaps and bounds. In such a society, there cannot be equal opportunity, nor can the middle class be sustained.

    But Buffett, the second-richest man in America after Bill Gates, according to Forbes magazine, said recent tax law changes have tended to benefit people like him.

    "Dynastic wealth, the enemy of a meritocracy, is on the rise. Equality of opportunity has been on the decline," Buffett said. "A progressive and meaningful estate tax is needed to curb the movement of a democracy toward plutocracy."

    Buffett, the chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway (BRKa.N) questioned any effort to further cut taxes for the wealthy.

    "Further shifting of this burden away from the super-rich is not the way to go," he said.

    "In a country that prides itself on equality of opportunity, it's becoming anything but that as the gap between the super-rich and the middle class is widening."
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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer View Post
    I think the figure Kali was talking about had to do with the tax percentiles, i.e., while it appears as though we have a progressive tax system, the loopholes for the wealthy enable them to pay a lower percentiles, not sure if that is what Kali meant or not.
    well that is based either on disinformation or ignorance. What she might be upset about is that some of the very rich have mostly long term capital gains which are taxed at a lower rate than what the rich are taxed on salary income. that means a billionaire might only pay 20% on his income while a highly compensated salaried officer would pay a higher rate on lower income.

    it is not a loophole and a middle class person with capital gains is taxed less on those than his salary as well

    the group with the highest effective income tax rate are those in the 250K to 5 million -ie the vast vast majority of the top one percent



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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that terrifies the democrats. if the people who sponge off the system would be forced to at least pay for some of the milk they now suck from the public tit, those politicians who promise them a lifetime of milk and honey that others pay for for will become less popular
    Just exactly what politicians and what promises are you talking about?

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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    Buffet and Gates, two of the wealthiest people alive, support the estate tax.

    Billionaire Warren Buffett on Wednesday endorsed the estate tax as a check on wealth accumulation, while two senior U.S. senators said they want the tax repealed.

    In fact, Buffet admits to the very thing that many here deny, that the gap between the super rich and the middle class is increasing by leaps and bounds. In such a society, there cannot be equal opportunity, nor can the middle class be sustained.
    of course they do

    they can afford it

    it ingratiates them to people like you and it kills off their competition.

    but Your idol Buffett has made sure the government won't get any of his estate

    why do libs use Buffett as justification to jack up the taxes on those making 200K or more a year?



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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that terrifies the democrats. if the people who sponge off the system would be forced to at least pay for some of the milk they now suck from the public tit, those politicians who promise them a lifetime of milk and honey that others pay for for will become less popular
    I sense such anger in these posts of yours, why do you think that is?

    Your use of vulgar language, highly emotional words, unfounded accusations, popular demoralizing slang, general aggressive attitude etc., it honestly does not make you look very good. I think its that kind of close mindedness that creates problems for our country.

    I would really like to know where all this hatred you have is coming from?

    I also am wondering why you think anyone who is on welfare must be completely able to work yet does not do so? Has it ever occurred to you that welfare was created for those who have disabilities and or who experience inevitable hardship, who truly need help?

    Just a few thoughts.

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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer View Post
    I sense such anger in these posts of yours, why do you think that is?

    Your use of vulgar language, highly emotional words, unfounded accusations, popular demoralizing slang, general aggressive attitude etc., it honestly does not make you look very good. I think its that kind of close mindedness that creates problems for our country.

    I would really like to know where all this hatred you have is coming from?..
    as would lots of other folks here.

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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer View Post
    I sense such anger in these posts of yours, why do you think that is?

    Your use of vulgar language, highly emotional words, unfounded accusations, popular demoralizing slang, general aggressive attitude etc., it honestly does not make you look very good. I think its that kind of close mindedness that creates problems for our country.

    I would really like to know where all this hatred you have is coming from?

    I also am wondering why you think anyone who is on welfare must be completely able to work yet does not do so? Has it ever occurred to you that welfare was created for those who have disabilities and or who experience inevitable hardship, who truly need help?

    Just a few thoughts.
    The only hatred I constantly see comes from the envious who blame the rich on their failure to achieve.

    I think you are clueless about me but then again given how short a time you have been here I can understand your confusion.



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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    as would lots of other folks here.
    Lots being you and a handful of other far lefties?



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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    why do libs use Buffett as justification to jack up the taxes on those making 200K or more a year?
    why do Cons always make the strawman about raising taxes being "class-warfare" against the rich, while they support economic and financial policies that clearly hurt the Middle-class?

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