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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 VanceMack View Post
    We arent in massive debt because we dont take in enough taxes...we are in massive debt because congress spends money like crack whores. We are in debt because 50% of the public pays ZERO in income tax and in fact gets free money via the EIC. We are in massive debt because there are far too many crippled and dependent little ****s in this country that insist the government needs to take care of them and incessantly whine and bitch and moan about how unfair the world is. Meanwhile people of every race and nationality come to this country legally or otherwise and manage to bust their ass and find success. You didnt fix ****...you are the illustration of the problem.
    Please calm down. You have a wonderfully logical point; it's what a lot of people have been trying to say for ages, but people won't listen to you if you start cursing. It makes people get defensive instead of paying attention to your argument.

    I don't think that all of the unemployed people would be particularly unhappy about getting a job. If people who wanted to start up a business were allowed to let it grow by any means possible--including having "the rich" buy their stock, etc., then jobs would be created. Given the opportunity, a few of those businesses would become sufficiently large to provide a considerable number of jobs. Entrepreneurs take a risk, but if you throw Ping-Pong balls at a wall with a hole in it, some will go through, and we should try to make that hole as big as possible.

    I know a lot of poorer people who have good skills and excellent work ethic, which is wasted when they go to work as a Hy-Vee cashier instead of participating in a growing business--or end up not working at all.

    Has anyone here considered that the jobless would be in better health if they were working for the pay they get? If they got out, worked a little, even stocking shelves, then they'd be better off health-wise.

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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 rich pay far more taxes than "their programs" cost. The poor and middle class handouts are not funded by the taxes from those who want them
    Wait the middle class got a hand out?
    My family is middle class and we never got a hand 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 Catawba View Post
    How are your taxes unfair compared to the working class?
    Hey, you're the one who said everyone ought to have fair and equal treatment. So when do I get what the poor get without paying a penny in income tax?

    Or is this another liberal attempt to make the wealthy foot the bill?
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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 are as wealthy as you like to claim, you already do pay a lesser percentage of your total income in taxes than I do, and you whine that you want more and more breaks.
    What percentage of your total income do you pay in income taxes, taking into account tax credits and breaks?
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    Re: Are you part of the majority of Americans who feel the rich should pay higher tax

    can i get a job?



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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 Happy Days View Post
    Sorry to come late to the party, but has anyone considered that instead of taxing hard working Americans to death the government could try to curb it's wasteful spending and stop spending money it doesn't have?
    I have suggested many times that we need to stop spending almost as much as the rest of the world combined on our military and quit starting optional wars.
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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
    even would mean the top one percent would be paying one percent of the income tax
    Only far right libertarians think that. We would have a failed country in a heartbeat if we did that.
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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
    I don't buy the from each according to their ability as od you
    You don't want a 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 VanceMack View Post
    So we can kill off the Pelosi Health Care plan and all those social spending programs that are driving the country into massive debt. I like it!
    Are you talking about the GOP idea for a health insurance mandate?
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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 rich pay far more taxes than "their programs" cost. The poor and middle class handouts are not funded by the taxes from those who want them
    Same old unproven crock you continually dip into. The poor and the middle class didn't push for increasing our military spending to almost as much as the rest of the world, and the poor and the middle class didn't push for 30 years of tax breaks for the rich. Those are responsible for most of our debt.
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