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 MaggieD View Post
    You must mean "Run like hell."
    thats pretty funny Maggie.

    True story: average folks can run and can win and can make a difference. Right after Obama got elected a former student of mine in high school back from the class of 1990 called me and said he wanted to run for State Representative. He had kept in touch with me over the years and I had urged him to do such things a few times in the past but he was never ready. So 20 years later he is ready to dive into the pool and says he wants me to run his campaign for him - be the campaign manager - and advise him to to get elected. I was retired and believed in the guy so I did. And in a nine person primary we won. We both worked like dogs and on most days it was only the two of us putting in ten to fifteen hour days for months and months but we won. We even beat the hand picked designated heir of the outgoing state rep.

    And now he is in the state capitol doing great things and making a difference.

    You should think about running and showing them who the real boss is. I may even know somebody who can give you some campaign advice.
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    thats pretty funny Maggie.

    True story: average folks can run and can win and can make a difference. Right after Obama got elected a former student of mine in high school back from the class of 1990 called me and said he wanted to run for State Representative. He had kept in touch with me over the years and I had urged him to do such things a few times in the past but he was never ready. So 20 years later he is ready to dive into the pool and says he wants me to run his campaign for him - be the campaign manager - and advise him to to get elected. I was retired and believed in the guy so I did. And in a nine person primary we won. We both worked like dogs and on most days it was only the two of us putting in ten to fifteen hour days for months and months but we won. We even beat the hand picked designated heir of the outgoing state rep.

    And now he is in the state capitol doing great things and making a difference.

    You should think about running and showing them who the real boss is. I may even know somebody who can give you some campaign advice.
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    The poll's a little tough to vote in because you don't know the amounts. For example, if we could solve an environmental problem and it would cost everyone 10 cents a year in extra taxes, a lot of people would probably go for it. If it were to cost half of everyone's income, they probably wouldn't.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    That story, Haymarket, is the United States of America at its very best. Good. For. You. Maybe there is still room for Mr. Smith.
    Oh there is Maggie. And a Ms. Smith also.
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    if i made more money, i would willingly pay more taxes.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    The poll's a little tough to vote in because you don't know the amounts. For example, if we could solve an environmental problem and it would cost everyone 10 cents a year in extra taxes, a lot of people would probably go for it. If it were to cost half of everyone's income, they probably wouldn't.
    Fair point, but polls are kind of hard to set-up and include every single possible variable and nuance, or else they'd be too unwieldy. By their very nature they have to be somewhat generic.

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

    I'm not, simply because I don't trust the government to actually spend the money as it's earmarked. Let me know when they actually make a budget and follow it, then I'll consider paying more for essential items.
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Krhazy View Post
    I'd be willing to pay higher taxes in return for a balanced budget and those making more than me not being able to game the system.
    Most of us who do make more than you are being gamed by the system where those who pay almost nothing or nothing have more votes than those of us who pay outrageously high tax dollars



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

    I'm unwilling to pay more taxes.... but completely willing to help Americans directly.

    I've no need of inefficient middlemen... the people is who I care about, not the government.

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

    If I lived in the US, I would be willing to take higher taxes for
    1. Deficit reduction with a balanced budget amendment
    2. Infrastructure
    The rest would be a waste of money. It's not lack of money that is the problem, but how they spend them and regulations.

    In New Zealand I would be willing to take higher taxes for more infrastructure, because we needs to spend more on infrastructure. For instance, Auckland needs a train that goes to the airport and North Shore. They are currently building a train to the airport.
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