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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".
    Not sure people are talking about capital gains when speaking about hedge fund managers. Rather there is discussion as to when they are paid is it called ordinary income or carried interest.

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

    Yeah, I'm rather sure. After all, it's usually the simple minds referring to these people.

    See a couple posts back.

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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 Jucon View Post
    I don't know anyone who is asking them to pay 50% or higher. I'd be asking for closer to 38 to 40%.
    On another thread
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...post1059806848

    And let me ask you something, do you think you could support your family if you could only get a job that pays less than $20,000 a year, and then have to pay 20%+ of that to the government? I object to putting someone who already is in poverty that much further bellow the poverty line.

    Which is why the poor should pay a lower tax rate and the rich, who can afford it, should pay a higher rate.
    A lot of poor people making less than 20,000 a year have families and are able to support their families. I do not know about your city but mine does have low income housing as well as a lot of apartments that are all bills paid for under 600-500 a month.

    The government has a serious spending problem and the only way to correct that is to make drastic cuts.
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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
    you must not have spent much time at food shelters. half those people were dressed better and driving better vehicles than I was. when michele obama goes to work at a soup kitchen, all the "customers" take pictures of her... with their iPhones.
    I volunteer at food shelters 2-3 times a month. Your statement about Michele Obama may be correct, but your generalization about these people is highly inaccurate. I can tell neither you nor Cephus volunteer at food shelters. Otherwise you'd know the look of sheer desperation in these people's eyes, as the meal you are feeding them in many cases is the only one they get all day. And you'd know the feeling of your heart being broken when you see how many kids have been effected by this economy.

    Is it really so hard for you to understand that "officially" the unemployment rate is 9.1%, but there are so many more who are "unofficially" unemployed and even more who are underemployed? You can claim all these people are "lazy" or "stupid" as many conservatives have blindly said in the past. But it is more difficult out there than you could know.



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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
    You have to remember under Eisenhower, the rich paid 90% and lots of people want to put it right back there.
    Could we see these bills you speak of?
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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
    Oh Catawba - don't let us down now. You're more aware of reality than that
    If you think I am wrong, disprove my statement.
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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.
    Forty-seven percent of the people pay no income tax. Are you saying the rich should pay no income tax?

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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 Fleshofthegods View Post
    Thats understandable, but there's no reason why the rich can't pay a little bit more than everyone else.
    Most often, they do. They pay the same on capital gains, but they pay more income taxes than most people and they pay more to Social Security than most people 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 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".
    Hmmmm. I guess that won't leave my retirement income fixed. Ouch! Please stop telling them this. You may be hazardous to my health.

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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 LesGovt View Post
    Forty-seven percent of the people pay no income tax. Are you saying the rich should pay no income tax?
    I am saying everybody should pay the same income tax percentage rate regardless of income and there should be no deductions, tax credits or what ever the hell else you want to call them. This includes those nearly the 50% percent who don't pay any kind of taxes but are so quick to jump of the tax the **** out of the rich band wagon.
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