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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I think there is plenty out there for those willing to work

    its why all those dirt poor illegals come here and they aren't starving. and most of them arent on the dole
    You have a good point .. only I am not sure that most of the top earners work as hard as immigrants. Still, the concept stays the same, hurting others by hoarding is not O.K. - whether its starvation, no health care, no shelter, substandard living etc.

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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    but you assume most investors are filthy rich

    and you fail to understand that jacking up taxes on investment income is going to hurt just about everyone except the feelings of the envious who aren't smart enough to have investment income
    I am interested in why you think taxing the wealthiest at higher percentiles is going to hurt everyone?

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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer View Post
    You have a good point .. only I am not sure that most of the top earners work as hard as immigrants. Still, the concept stays the same, hurting others by hoarding is not O.K. - whether its starvation, no health care, no shelter, substandard living etc.

    nature-you work and get food or you starve. no one really starves in the USA. there are plenty of charities. we subsidize sloth because that creates dependence on some politicians



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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer View Post
    I am interested in why you think taxing the wealthiest at higher percentiles is going to hurt everyone?
    because in the long run too many people become used to thinking that it is the duty of the rich to pay all the bills so those who don't keep demanding more and more spending



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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    nature-you work and get food or you starve. no one really starves in the USA. there are plenty of charities. we subsidize sloth because that creates dependence on some politicians
    Sounds great .... the majority of those without inherited money: work hard, very hard and get a pittance for a wage ... and for those with inherited money: work little and hoard ridiculous amounts of money .... sounds like a great plan aye?!

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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    actually the vast majority of our wealthy are self-made first-generation.

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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    I guess socialism is a good thing if you get to live off other people's income.
    Your right under socialism everyone just lives off a select few "rich" individuals...
    It seems like the most critical people of socialism have the worst grasp of it...


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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    actually the vast majority of our wealthy are self-made first-generation.
    could you please define "self-made" - do you mean started with $0, $100, $1,000, $10,000? Also, please define "wealthy", $100,000 per year? $1,000,000 per year? Finally, what is you source?

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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    actually the vast majority of our wealthy are self-made first-generation.
    also .. could you please define "vast majority" .. does this mean 51%? because that is a majority .. but so is 95%, so what is it?

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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    but you assume most investors are filthy rich

    and you fail to understand that jacking up taxes on investment income is going to hurt just about everyone except the feelings of the envious who aren't smart enough to have investment income
    This entire economy is not dependent on the super rich investors (the investors I am referring to). I am not referring to small business entrepreneurs here. Also, please quit pretending like the being wealthy automatically equals higher intelligence. Often times, it's the luck of the draw.
    “In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” -Napoleon

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