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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    can I afford to have my tax-rate increased 3%?

    of course I can!!!

    if it helps the economy improve, I am more than willing to have my rates return to the pre-Bush cuts rate.


    ...and since we are on the subject, how much lower would the natonal debt be, if the Bush-tax cuts never went through?
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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    Punish Success--Reward Failure........thats the spirit comrade.
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    I think the more correct view is:


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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    I think the more correct view is:


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    Sorry, but raising taxes on the very highest of incomes (those that are prospering in a soft economy) is the least painful way, from a social perspective, to work toward deficit reduction. Any other action (raising general taxes, cutting expenditures or continued deficit expansion) lays the burden unfairly on those that are struggling and thus threatens the recovery.
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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by SPC View Post
    Well, the poll didn't go through. That's OK. Tell me what you think anyway.
    Better then defaulting.
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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    libs remind me of Lord Farquaad saying many of his soldiers will die but it is a price he was willing to pay

    they always claim others can afford their nefarious tax hike schemes that they push to slake their envy of the wealthy or to pander to the envious
    Except that there are quite a few progressives and liberals who actually make money who would be happy to pay more taxes if it meant they (the taxes) would be spent intelligently.

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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    NOW I remember why I avoid all threads about taxes like the plague. So much stupid and absurd partisan hack comments, none of which are based in reality. As to the question, it depends. Do I think I and I alone should have higher taxes? No. Do I think EVERYONE should have higher taxes? In the state the economy is in, of course. Any one who doesn't see that, at this point, this is necessary, along with cutting spending, refuses to see the big picture.
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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    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
    This idea that you have that the "rich" are paying all the bills is an urban myth. The fact of the matter is that America actually has a flat tax. We are suppose to have a progressive system, thus the "rich" are NOT paying their fair share.
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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    This idea that you have that the "rich" are paying all the bills is an urban myth. The fact of the matter is that America actually has a flat tax. We are suppose to have a progressive system, thus the "rich" are NOT paying their fair share.
    Wow! I didn't realize this .. there must be tax loop holes the wealthy are exploiting.

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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer View Post
    Wow! I didn't realize this .. there must be tax loop holes the wealthy are exploiting.
    Of course there are. This is why the entire "whining" of the rich that they pay so much in taxes is bs. Some do... but those are the ones who haven't figured out how to use the loopholes... or are too lazy to do so. Regardless, close the loopholes, have everyone pay the same percentage. Or, better yet, just go with a national sales tax and eliminate the income tax altogether.
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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer View Post
    For example, under progressive taxation, someone who makes say $900,000 one year and $1,000,000 the next is not disallowed to make more money on the second year .. instead, the percent they are taxed is slightly higher.
    How cynical!

    Let people work without stealing their money.

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer View Post
    ... there must be tax loop holes the wealthy are exploiting.
    Then the loopholes must be closed, no need for artificial equality. Progressive taxation is a scam.
    Last edited by Canell; 07-16-11 at 03:14 AM.

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