View Poll Results: What is the most important goal of tax collection?

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  • Collect necessary revenue in such a way as to maximize growth

    11 68.75%
  • Collect necesssary revenue in such a way as to incentivize positive behaviors

    3 18.75%
  • Collect revenue in such a way as to redistribute wealth

    2 12.50%
  • Collect revenue in such a way as to minimize wage disparity

    0 0%
  • Collect Revenue from certain groups and not from others

    0 0%
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Thread: What is the purpose of taxation?

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    Re: What is the purpose of taxation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    The jails provide protection for the rich and their property.

    Don't believe me, just ask some criminals if they have a need for jails.
    yeah but us rich aren't the ones normally being victimized

    most of us live in neighborhoods that have a low scumbag population

    we have strong doors, good alarms, well trained dogs and lots of weapons

    not so people in poor neighborhoods

    you might actually do some research. I know what the stats are for cincinnati. The poorest neighborhood in cincinnati-also voted one of the most dangerous areas of the USA is called "over the rhine". It has something like 20% of the police runs in recent years and has less than 3% of the population.

    Hyde Park, the richest area in the City proper, has had very few police issues

    so you are lying



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    Re: What is the purpose of taxation?

    It's sorta funny that NONE OF YOUR CHOICES are actually what they would teach in EVERY SINGLE ECONOMICS CLASS in the universe.

    Again, showing how little the far-right really understands about Public Policy issues.

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    Re: What is the purpose of taxation?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    yeah but us rich aren't the ones normally being victimized

    most of us live in neighborhoods that have a low scumbag population

    we have strong doors, good alarms, well trained dogs and lots of weapons

    not so people in poor neighborhoods

    you might actually do some research. I know what the stats are for cincinnati. The poorest neighborhood in cincinnati-also voted one of the most dangerous areas of the USA is called "over the rhine". It has something like 20% of the police runs in recent years and has less than 3% of the population.

    Hyde Park, the richest area in the City proper, has had very few police issues

    so you are lying
    The rich own most of the wealth and property that needs to be protected.
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    Re: What is the purpose of taxation?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    yeah but us rich aren't the ones normally being victimized

    most of us live in neighborhoods that have a low scumbag population

    we have strong doors, good alarms, well trained dogs and lots of weapons

    not so people in poor neighborhoods

    you might actually do some research. I know what the stats are for cincinnati. The poorest neighborhood in cincinnati-also voted one of the most dangerous areas of the USA is called "over the rhine". It has something like 20% of the police runs in recent years and has less than 3% of the population.

    Hyde Park, the richest area in the City proper, has had very few police issues

    so you are lying
    Now, by scumbags, I assume you mean criminals. And the thing you forget is that in this country, we don't arrest and prosecute rich criminals, especially the ones who commit white collar crime. I won't guess either way whether or not you've committed any such transgressions, but the odds are pretty good that some of your neighbors have.
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    Re: What is the purpose of taxation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Now, by scumbags, I assume you mean criminals. And the thing you forget is that in this country, we don't arrest and prosecute rich criminals, especially the ones who commit white collar crime. I won't guess either way whether or not you've committed any such transgressions, but the odds are pretty good that some of your neighbors have.
    Does this summarize your point well enough?

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    Re: What is the purpose of taxation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Now, by scumbags, I assume you mean criminals. And the thing you forget is that in this country, we don't arrest and prosecute rich criminals, especially the ones who commit white collar crime. I won't guess either way whether or not you've committed any such transgressions, but the odds are pretty good that some of your neighbors have.
    Barney Frank and Chris Dodd are free men. You have a point there.

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    Re: What is the purpose of taxation?

    Voted #2, but I would change incentivize to facilitate.

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    Re: What is the purpose of taxation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    The rich own most of the wealth and property that needs to be protected.
    we can hire private security, the poor cannot. ever heard of "the pinkertons"

    the fact is most people victimized by crime are not the rich. and the poor are the most likely victims of murder

    so your fantasies are just that while I am pointing out facts that anyone who has a background in law enforcement would know



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    Re: What is the purpose of taxation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Now, by scumbags, I assume you mean criminals. And the thing you forget is that in this country, we don't arrest and prosecute rich criminals, especially the ones who commit white collar crime. I won't guess either way whether or not you've committed any such transgressions, but the odds are pretty good that some of your neighbors have.
    you would be fibbing again. Martha Stewart went to jail for what?



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    Re: What is the purpose of taxation?

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Does this summarize your point well enough?

    What is the purpose of taxation?-internet-memes-racism-planet-jpg
    how many convictions did the mope pretending to have a gun (which is charged as ARMED ROBBERY) have

    How many people are killed in the course of armed robberies vs embezzlement

    and yes that mope should not have received more than a few months but that doesn't mean that you can compare the two because one involved a THREAT OF VIOLENCE

    I don't think non-violent criminals should be in a jail btw

    be it executives or some guy growing pot on his property and selling it



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