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    Re: Should someone who earns $1 billion a year be taxed more than someone who makes $

    No, people should pay the same flat rate.
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    Re: Should someone who earns $1 billion a year be taxed more than someone who makes $

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I don't care if someone in my neighborhood has less assets. It was likely a result of their personal money mismanagement
    Not only do you (again) misinterpret what has been said, you simultaneously assert that anyone who is poor or less wealthy is so probably because of their own mismanagement and fault.

    Thank you for demonstrating just how deluded and sociopathic you are on this matter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    and taxing wealthy people will not resolve that.
    Taxing the wealthy a greater percentage WILL help alleviate the problem. (note: no one is arguing for 70+% or anything extreme like how taxes were in the 40's and 50's.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    You're not proposing anything to change the bad money behavior of individuals,
    Correct. This thread discusses only ONE ASPECT OF NEEDED REFORM. I and Sam agree that reform on government efficiency and spending reductions are also needed but dishonest debaters bring them up as red herrings to distract people from discussing tax reform on the wealthy.
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    Re: Should someone who earns $1 billion a year be taxed more than someone who makes $

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    If you actually read it he never calls for liquidating the assets of the wealthy or any such nonsense. In fact he specifically dismisses that. So instead of building strawman which have already been dispelled, go carefully read then offer some insight that isn't superficial.
    If yo ucarefully read what he wrote, you'll see it's nothing but him creating a position for others and then trying to knock down this position he built for them. No rebuttle is uncalled for with an arguement such as that.

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    Re: Should someone who earns $1 billion a year be taxed more than someone who makes $

    There should be no tax on income but on consumption.



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    Re: Should someone who earns $1 billion a year be taxed more than someone who makes $

    I would like to see most of the taxes income, savings, and investment eliminated and move over to a progressive consumption tax. Taxing income, savings, and investment undermines economic growth while taxing consumption gives the incentive to save in which we currently have a savings deficiency.

    With a progressive consumption tax, most billionaires would be paying more in taxes than the average median household.

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    Re: Should someone who earns $1 billion a year be taxed more than someone who makes $

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    There should be no tax on income but on consumption.
    i should have put in another option for your type of vote where you disagree with income taxes in general.
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    Re: Should someone who earns $1 billion a year be taxed more than someone who makes $

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    Should someone who earns $1 billion a year be taxed more of a percentage of their income than someone who makes $60k a year?

    Excerpts from Sam Harris:

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    I voted no. Someone who makes a billion dollars should pay just as much in taxes on income as much as everybody else does.No more no less.
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    Re: Should someone who earns $1 billion a year be taxed more than someone who makes $

    Yes, the person making a billion a year has far more discretionary income (i.e. not used to meet basic necessities) than the person making 60k, and since I believe that taxes should only be paid on discretionary income, then he should pay more.
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    Re: Should someone who earns $1 billion a year be taxed more than someone who makes $

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    Should someone who earns $1 billion a year be taxed more of a percentage of their income than someone who makes $60k a year?

    Excerpts from Sam Harris:

    The Blog : How Rich is Too Rich? : Sam Harris
    The Blog : How to Lose Readers (Without Even Trying) : Sam Harris
    This is academic, because they do pay more.
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    Re: Should someone who earns $1 billion a year be taxed more than someone who makes $

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    Yes, the person making a billion a year has far more discretionary income (i.e. not used to meet basic necessities) than the person making 60k, and since I believe that taxes should only be paid on discretionary income, then he should pay more.
    And of course YOU would be king of the world and determine where necessity ends and discretionary begins. Hehehe, what a joke.
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