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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 Jetboogieman View Post
    Well they were given their tax cuts again that they were perfectly comfortable without before, and where's the jobs?
    as im not a expert, the only thing I can think of is the recession (inflation/weak dollar), over regulation (scc?), and cheaper to operate overseas.
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    Re: Are you part of the majority of Americans who feel the rich should pay higher tax

    If everyone bought a hybrid/electric car and installed solar panels, their effective tax rate could be up there with GE too.

    Sounds like the problem isn't loopholes Big Corp takes - it's the ones average Americans don't.

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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 Aunt Spiker View Post
    I wonder why so many people believe that the government deserves more of anyone's money right now seeing as how they can't manage all the trillions they get from everyone each year.
    Why dose the rich deserve more money? That less than a percentage point aleady have more money than they can spend in 3 life times if they spent as hard as they could. They should want to help the country and the people that got them there.

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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 jamesrage View Post
    I picked other. The rich should pay the same percentage of income tax as everybody else does and preferable that should be a flat rate with no deductions.
    I think this flat tax idea is a good one, but I think we need to do a bit more and have a flat pay rate for every one.
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    Re: Are you part of the majority of Americans who feel the rich should pay higher tax

    I don't think it's right to make the rich pay higher taxes to fund a wasteful government. Especially considering the fact that many people pay no taxes and receive money from the government. It's not right to financially an unfairly punish rich people for having larger incomes.
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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 think most plumbers are making 350K or more a year?
    Do you think most people have to choose between getting their medacation, or paying their light bill.

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

    Please don't turn this into a morality tale, dumb. It's not a matter of deserve. It's a matter of earn. Assuming they are not stealing or embezzling, they can choose what to spend their money on, just as you can. I won't get on an ethical soapbox and say that the computer you use now could be better spent feeding homeless.

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

    Eh... I voted YES, but it's conditional.

    Under the current tax code, with all the loopholes created specifically for the wealthy, I don't think they're really paying their "fair share". In a perfect world we'd all pay the same tax rate and legitimate deductions from taxable income would be few and far between. 15% of a million dollars is still 10 times more than 15% of a hundred thousand, ya know?

    When one takes the time to figure out how all those loopholes were created it quickly becomes apparent that the problem lies within the election process itself... ie-campaign contributions. In fact most of the problems we have in American politics seem to trace back to that very issue, don't they?

    Until we figure out a way to fix that issue, we're just beating our collective heads against the wall...

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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 digsbe View Post
    I don't think it's right to make the rich pay higher taxes to fund a wasteful government. Especially considering the fact that many people pay no taxes and receive money from the government. It's not right to financially an unfairly punish rich people for having larger incomes.
    I agree the Goverment is broken, so you think that after 32 years, 24 years Republican in the white house and 8 years of demacarts in the white house we really need to give the power back to the republican party to drive this country right into the hands of the Chinise. The rich are the ones that have let us down. They could have kept the jobs in the USA, but they wanted to work people for nothing; so they could make all the money, and the American people are not stupid and don't want to work for a blow of rice and a dirt floor shack to lay down in. To me it is just greed, plain and smiple.

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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
    Please don't turn this into a morality tale, dumb. It's not a matter of deserve. It's a matter of earn. Assuming they are not stealing or embezzling, they can choose what to spend their money on, just as you can. I won't get on an ethical soapbox and say that the computer you use now could be better spent feeding homeless.
    I'm sorry but that is what it is, greed ruling without morality.

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