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Thread: Are you part of the majority of Americans who feel the rich should pay higher taxes?

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    Re: Are you part of the majority of Americans who feel the rich should pay higher tax

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Win win for all of us then. We want their taxes raised, and they want them raised too. There you go.

    Wonder who the moronic 21% are, pushing for the 0.03% to pay a lower share of income in federal taxes than they do :
    smart people who are not blinded by envy understand that no matter how much you tax the top 1-5% there is not enough money to pay for the bloated government that has expanded mainly due to the wishes of an indolent middle class

    the only way to avoid a Greece style melt down is massive cuts in spending which of course will kill the dems' ability to win elections since their main stock in trade is buying the votes of many pauls by robbing us who are peters.

    Dems desperately want tax hikes on the rich (who are not a big voting bloc) so they can tell the teat suckers that the milk will continue to flow and the new taxes on the rich will pay for it and NOT increase the deficit (which of course is a lie)

    Dems need tax hikes to convince the weakminded that they are actually paying for the stuff they buy your votes will



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    Re: Are you part of the majority of Americans who feel the rich should pay higher tax

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    So, then, you're one of those, that KNOW what they're saying is a bunch of crap, but say it anyway? Bachmann-esque, ey?
    you are making being wrong a rather frequent habit.

    its an idiotic claim you made-states aren't the issue, people are and the dems' most avid constituents are net tax consumers



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    Re: Are you part of the majority of Americans who feel the rich should pay higher tax

    Wow who wouldve thought this thread would start a firestorm of whining..<smirk> I put other...should be a balanced approach...dont raise taxs on the rich...raise taxs on everyone by letting the bush tax cuts expire and cutting further spending

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    Re: Are you part of the majority of Americans who feel the rich should pay higher tax

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Can everyone please shut the hell up about "hedge fund managers" and what-not. If you just want to put your foot on the neck of the stock market, just have them tax capital gains as income.

    I'm tired of seeing it over 7K anyway. Let's just dry up the accumulation of reinvested wealth.

    That'll show that blood sucking "hedge fund managers".
    Those hedge fund managers use computers to make thousands of trades per second. A penny per trade adds up quickly.


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    Re: Are you part of the majority of Americans who feel the rich should pay higher tax

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Wow who wouldve thought this thread would start a firestorm of whining..<smirk> I put other...should be a balanced approach...dont raise taxs on the rich...raise taxs on everyone by letting the bush tax cuts expire and cutting further spending
    If you want a balanced approach where everyone feels the pain let the Bush tax cuts expire in their entirely. That would get to a savings of $3 trillion and we could stop all of those painful cuts that Obama is proposing to exact on the middle class.

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    Re: Are you part of the majority of Americans who feel the rich should pay higher tax

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    smart people who are not blinded by envy understand that no matter how much you tax the top 1-5% there is not enough money to pay for the bloated government that has expanded mainly due to the wishes of an indolent middle class

    the only way to avoid a Greece style melt down is massive cuts in spending which of course will kill the dems' ability to win elections since their main stock in trade is buying the votes of many pauls by robbing us who are peters.

    Dems desperately want tax hikes on the rich (who are not a big voting bloc) so they can tell the teat suckers that the milk will continue to flow and the new taxes on the rich will pay for it and NOT increase the deficit (which of course is a lie)

    Dems need tax hikes to convince the weakminded that they are actually paying for the stuff they buy your votes will

    Who's blinded by envy? If we're blinded, it's by rage. Why the **** shouldn't these people pay as high a percentage as middle income earners? What in God's name is your justification for letting them pay a lower percentage?

    As to a Greece-style meltdown, you are talking out of your ass. There is no short-term debt crisis in America. The wingers made that **** up and you bought it hook, line, and sinker. The market is PAYING us to hold their money. We have a long-term structural problem, but absolutely NO danger of a Greece-style meltdown ... well, that is as long as the crazy Tea Party is kept in check. They're the only danger we face, fiscally, in the short-term.
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    Re: Are you part of the majority of Americans who feel the rich should pay higher tax

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    you are making being wrong a rather frequent habit.

    its an idiotic claim you made-states aren't the issue, people are and the dems' most avid constituents are net tax consumers

    heh~


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    Re: Are you part of the majority of Americans who feel the rich should pay higher tax

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Who's blinded by envy? If we're blinded, it's by rage. Why the **** shouldn't these people pay as high a percentage as middle income earners? What in God's name is your justification for letting them pay a lower percentage?

    As to a Greece-style meltdown, you are talking out of your ass. There is no short-term debt crisis in America. The wingers made that **** up and you bought it hook, line, and sinker. The market is PAYING us to hold their money. We have a long-term structural problem, but absolutely NO danger of a Greece-style meltdown ... well, that is as long as the crazy Tea Party is kept in check. They're the only danger we face, fiscally, in the short-term.
    its a lie
    This year, households making more than $1 million will pay an average of 29.1 percent of their income in federal taxes, including income taxes, payroll taxes and other taxes, according to the Tax Policy Center, a Washington think tank.
    Households making between $50,000 and $75,000 will pay an average of 15 percent of their income in federal taxes.
    Lower-income households will pay less. For example, households making between $40,000 and $50,000 will pay an average of 12.5 percent of their income in federal taxes. Households making between $20,000 and $30,000 will pay 5.7 percent.
    The latest IRS figures are a few years older — and limited to federal income taxes — but show much the same thing. In 2009, taxpayers who made $1 million or more paid on average 24.4 percent of their income in federal income taxes, according to the IRS.
    Those making $100,000 to $125,000 paid on average 9.9 percent in federal income taxes. Those making $50,000 to $60,000 paid an average of 6.3 perce



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    Re: Are you part of the majority of Americans who feel the rich should pay higher tax

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    its a lie
    This year, households making more than $1 million will pay an average of 29.1 percent of their income in federal taxes, including income taxes, payroll taxes and other taxes, according to the Tax Policy Center, a Washington think tank.
    Households making between $50,000 and $75,000 will pay an average of 15 percent of their income in federal taxes.
    Lower-income households will pay less. For example, households making between $40,000 and $50,000 will pay an average of 12.5 percent of their income in federal taxes. Households making between $20,000 and $30,000 will pay 5.7 percent.
    The latest IRS figures are a few years older and limited to federal income taxes but show much the same thing. In 2009, taxpayers who made $1 million or more paid on average 24.4 percent of their income in federal income taxes, according to the IRS.
    Those making $100,000 to $125,000 paid on average 9.9 percent in federal income taxes. Those making $50,000 to $60,000 paid an average of 6.3 perce
    I'll remind you of this the next time you say 47% don't pay FIT at all.

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    Re: Are you part of the majority of Americans who feel the rich should pay higher tax

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    I'll remind you of this the next time you say 47% don't pay FIT at all.
    they don't in terms of federal income taxes

    look it up



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