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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 Harry Guerrilla View Post
    How is it the right thing to do?
    Just because a majority supports it, doesn't automatically make it right.

    ps - update on the majority supporting it. AYUP, YES THEY DO!


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    I have previously posted a table showing that people support raising taxes as part of deficit reduction by a 2-to-1 margin over the Grover Norquist/Club for Growth/Tea Party position that the deficit must be reduced only by spending cuts without a penny of higher taxes. In light of President Obama's new budget plan, which includes higher taxes, I am posting an updated table, including a poll on Friday showing that three-fourths of people support higher taxes and only 21 percent support the doctrinaire right-wing position.

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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
    true, when the rich stop avoiding taxes, those who are net tax consumers will have to start paying more taxes

    Like the Red States, you mean?
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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
    Because it is not right that the wealthiest pay a lower percentage that working stooges. Is it even really a question in your mind? "Should the wealthiest pay at least as high a percentage in federal taxes as middle-income earners?"


    HELL YES!


    Why aren't they already!?
    they never do-not on like income and they pay far more actual dollars

    Obama is merely pandering to the resentful



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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
    Like the Red States, you mean?
    that is one of the truly moronic arguments that the income redistributionists use

    tell me

    Is Ohio a red state?



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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
    they never do-not on like income and they pay far more actual dollars

    Obama is merely pandering to the resentful

    Huh. That would be north of 75% of Americans. Guess we're all pretty much pissed at the coddling of the super-rich. Enough already!
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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
    that is one of the truly moronic arguments that the income redistributionists use

    tell me

    Is Ohio a red state?

    Purple state. And it's only moronic if you don't understand math.
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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
    Huh. That would be north of 75% of Americans. Guess we're all pretty much pissed at the coddling of the super-rich. Enough already!
    super rich like tax hikes. it cements their status and increases their power by increasing the power of the government which they basically control. it also screws over the merely wealthy-those who are targeted for these tax hikes but who don't run the government or control the economy.



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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
    Purple state. And it's only moronic if you don't understand math.
    Its still moronic and I understand math very well though the last time I really studied math was as a freshman in college (though I did get a 5 on the BC calc AP exam)



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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
    super rich like tax hikes. it cements their status and increases their power by increasing the power of the government which they basically control. it also screws over the merely wealthy-those who are targeted for these tax hikes but who don't run the government or control the economy.

    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 :
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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 still moronic and I understand math very well though the last time I really studied math was as a freshman in college (though I did get a 5 on the BC calc AP exam)

    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?
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