View Poll Results: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

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  • Yes, across the board.

    14 12.17%
  • Yes, for infrastructure.

    33 28.70%
  • Yes, for education. (K-12)

    21 18.26%
  • Yes, for job creation.

    19 16.52%
  • Yes, for social programs.

    15 13.04%
  • Yes, for medical care.

    26 22.61%
  • Yes, for the environment.

    19 16.52%
  • Yes, but... not for some particular programs (please elaborate).

    10 8.70%
  • No. None. Not for anything at all.

    63 54.78%
  • Undecided. Convince me either way.

    1 0.87%
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Our forefathers elected FDR four times for president. Tax rates under Republican presidents Eisenhower, Nixon, and Ford were even more progressive than anything proposed by Obama. Do you consider them socialist as well?
    yes, he considers Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, and Coolidge to be Socialists.

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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Our forefathers elected FDR four times for president. Tax rates under Republican presidents Eisenhower, Nixon, and Ford were even more progressive than anything proposed by Obama. Do you consider them socialist as well?
    they were part of the same sick system started by FDR



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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    is this necessary?
    it seems that some here can express themselves in no other way.
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    they were part of the same sick system started by FDR
    Turtle, do you have a calendar in your home or office that reads 1787?

    Do you have a census count that indicates we have 4 million people?

    Does your current US map contain 13 states all on the eastern coast?

    Does a 2011 jobs survey of the USA indicate we are a nation of farmers and small local merchants who serve them?

    Do the books you read tell you that the USA is a relatively primitive backwater upstart nation isolated from much of the world who barely has heard of us?

    You really need to embrace the 21st century and the changes that came with it.

    Your sainted founding fathers have been worm food for such a long time now that even those worms have spawned countless generations of their own.
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    they were part of the same sick system started by FDR
    Yes, people bettering their chances at a living wage for full time work, and they supported that sick system that created the strongest middle class in our history.
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    I get ZERO handouts from the govt.
    It seems to me that getting paid to do a “job” that you're not really doing, counts as a handout.
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I am continually astounded by the few on the extreme right that think our forefathers were socialists, as they supported far more progressive tax rates than anything proposed by the Democrats today. The very same forefathers that defeated Nazi Germany and built the strongest middle class in history, the extreme right of today considers socialists.

    To me this shows the extreme right perspective has moved closer to fascism than in our past.
    It takes a twisted little mind to think anyone living during WWII was a forefather of any note whatsoever. Trying to make forefathers sound like founding father, hahahahahaha. Pullllleaze
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    It takes a twisted little mind to think anyone living during WWII was a forefather of any note whatsoever. Trying to make forefathers sound like founding father, hahahahahaha. Pullllleaze
    Actually the term FOREFATHER was used properly by catawba.

    Forefather1 - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary. : ancestor 1a. 2. : a person of an earlier period and common heritage
    FDR certainly qualifies as an ancestor, a person from an earlier period of one of common heritage with Americans today.
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    It seems to me that getting paid to do a “job” that you're not really doing, counts as a handout.
    I do my job, thank you very much.

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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Turtle, do you have a calendar in your home or office that reads 1787?

    Do you have a census count that indicates we have 4 million people?

    Does your current US map contain 13 states all on the eastern coast?

    Does a 2011 jobs survey of the USA indicate we are a nation of farmers and small local merchants who serve them?

    Do the books you read tell you that the USA is a relatively primitive backwater upstart nation isolated from much of the world who barely has heard of us?

    You really need to embrace the 21st century and the changes that came with it.

    Your sainted founding fathers have been worm food for such a long time now that even those worms have spawned countless generations of their own.
    that is one of the most moronic comments i have seen You constantly bray about how the constitution ultimately allowed even parasites and deadbeats to vote and you act as if that is the proper state of the world and you spew this crap? we don't need progressive income taxes to be a modern nation. we would be better off if subsidizing and encouraging sloth were to disappear.



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