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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 cpwill View Post
    North Korea. Cuba.
    Cuba, maybe. Absolutely not NK. The people of North Korea don't own on control anything. It's a military dictatorship.

    Either way, expecting those that reap the greatest benefit from American society to actually pay enough to support it has nothing to do with communism. It has to do with not being an ideologue about economics and facing the reality that stuff needs to get paid for, and that everyone besides the rich is already taxed pretty much to their limits. Take from those who have money to spare, rather than from those who don't. Duh.
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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 Phys251 View Post
    Interesting how the poll results are quite tilted against taxing the rich, but the links in the OP clearly indicate that the majority of Americans do want it. Seems to me that DP has experienced a microcosm of what is going on in America right now: The loud minority has a disproportionately strong voice.
    Interesting? What's going on in your head exactly?
    The wealthy ARE A ****ING MINORITY.
    THAT A MINORITY getting ****ED UP THE ass is vocal about it is:

    1. entirely, wholly, obvious, and to be expected.

    2. What do you think you would be more vocal about opposing:
    a. someone stealing your money,
    or
    b. someone you know getting some money, and giving you some of it.

    Statistically, how do you think that plays out....

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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 Paschendale View Post
    Cuba, maybe. Absolutely not NK. The people of North Korea don't own on control anything. It's a military dictatorship.
    You're missing the implication.

    Take industry out of private hands give it to government - Communism.
    Immediately after, what happens?
    The typicaly historical, evidence-based likely outcome is that government, backed by a strong and brutal military, will then run the country.

    How after this long on these forums, are you not aware of that?

    Here, let me have your wallet, bank account, car keys, and girlfriend, I'll dole these out to you in a fair way. You think that's smart? Really? Maybe you are dirt poor and for you that would be a step up?! Please, let's do communism, because I'll bribe my way into a seat of relative power and be ten times as wealthy for less work, and laws will no longer apply to me.
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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 dumbasdirt View Post
    I'm sorry but that is what it is, greed ruling without morality.
    Your username is clearly inaccurate my friend! Your insight cuts right to the heart of the matter! Welcome to the forum!!!
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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
    Problem is that morality is subjective. I personally don't consider it "moral" to make the rich float along the dead wood of society at the point of a gun. If they choose to donate profits to those less fortunate under their own volition, great. If not, sorry.
    Fortunately D's morality is shared by the majority of the country, as opposed to your morality - everyone for themselves.
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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 Catawba View Post
    Fortunately D's morality is shared by the majority of the country, as opposed to your morality - everyone for themselves.
    the lowest common denominator nonsense again
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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
    the lowest common denominator nonsense again
    We place morality on a higher plane than you do.
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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 Catawba View Post
    We place morality on a higher plane than you do.
    That's not morality, that's jealousy.
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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 Cephus View Post
    That's not morality, that's jealousy.
    If you care to think of caring about your fellow citizens to be jealousy, you are of course welcome to do so. That is not my definition however.
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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 Catawba View Post
    If you care to think of caring about your fellow citizens to be jealousy, you are of course welcome to do so. That is not my definition however.
    And you care SO much you really really really believe someone ELSE should take care of them.

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