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 Thunder View Post
    i can afford to pay a little more in taxes.

    but not for wars. I wont do that.
    Not for needless, reckless and unnecessary wars.

    I have no problem at all paying for education, healthcare or even to help create jobs.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If those are your answer to those question, you to google your butt off.
    Why? You do not believe CEOs manage? Is that not basically the definition of what a CEO does? Also, companies do lots of different things with income, so I don't know what kind of answer you want. They reinvest in capital, they pay dividends, they expand, they give bonuses, they hire more people, etc. You want me to list every one.

    Apdst, the day you are able lecture anyone on answering questions and being knowledgeable will be a cold day in hell.
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Paying the taxes I currently pay would be easier for me to swallow, if I didn't see the money outright wasted, like it is.
    Can I "like" this about a dozen times?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Why? You do not believe CEOs manage? Is that not basically the definition of what a CEO does? Also, companies do lots of different things with income, so I don't know what kind of answer you want. They reinvest in capital, they pay dividends, they expand, they give bonuses, they hire more people, etc. You want me to list every one.

    The vaguery of your answers illustrates your lack of knowledge on the subject.




    Apdst, the day you are able lecture anyone on answering questions and being knowledgeable will be a cold day in hell.
    Hope you got your coat handy.
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Can I "like" this about a dozen times?
    Go for it, baby!
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by kamikaze483 View Post
    I intended to have the discussion with the person who posted the comments I listed. Each of them were rhetorical comments, not based on fact, but based on a misunderstanding of the way things work. It is clear that he (or she) and many other people, many of whom are active in the Occupy Movement just don't have a lot of facts to work with- they work on feeling. That is not how problems are solved. Now to deal with the facts YOU listed, which I find hard to believe, but because I don't live there I'll assume they are correct.

    I list this one first because it will be the simplest one to deal with. The Federal Minimum Wage is higher than this, which usually is accounted for by companies utilizing the labor of illegal immigrants, contrary to Federal Law. It also means that companies reported average wages at below the FMW. That would just be dumb, because it would expose their illegal activities. There is an agreesive US Department of Labor that will entertain any claims of minimum wage violations for American Citizens.

    This is just a broader statistic of the one we just discussed, so illegal labor also dilutes the numbers. I will concede that is is highly possible that Rio Grande has a very low median wage due to the volume of agriculture business. The great thing about a capitalistic economy is that it is capitalitic for all. Wages are set by the market- just as prices for goods and services are set by the market. A company will pay a worker based also on the value of that worker to the company. The employee has the opportunity to either make themselves more valuable (and less disposable) to the company. If they do that and still are underpaid based on the market, they should look for another job. You get to choose where you work, just as companies get to choose who they hire. The economy is very difficult right now for businesses as well as employees.

    And I don't disagree with your statement about 20 percent of people below the FPL, but that and these other statistics are not the fault of corporations and businesses, generally, and are impertinent to the argument I was making that debates have to commence at some basis of fact, not feeling- in order to result in compromise or solutions.
    To be honest, I was surprised when I found them as well (though it is apparently true - just Google "Rick Perry low wage jobs"), and I stumbled on them by accident. All I wanted to know, and still want to know as I can't seem to find it, is what the average American makes - excluding outliers. I'd also like to know what percentage of Americans earn what - so say 40% of Americans make $40,000 a year or less. Those statistics are eluding me. I just find it funny that many conservatives and libertarians today have no problem calling hundreds of thousands of low-wage workers "lazy" and incompetent. These jobs, which America could not continue growing without, are apparently occupied by useless individuals, according to people such as yourself.

    It's a smug way to go through life.
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not for needless, reckless and unnecessary wars.

    I have no problem at all paying for education, healthcare or even to help create jobs.
    It's my patriotic duty to deny the government as many tax dollars as possible, because the more money they have, the more they will waste. I have to save them from themselves.
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The vaguery of your answers illustrates your lack of knowledge on the subject.


    Hope you got your coat handy.
    Broad questions deserve broad answers. You pick a topic any day and I'll be glad to run circles around you.
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Broad questions deserve broad answers. You pick a topic any day and I'll be glad to run circles around you.
    I wouldn't let you embaress yourself like that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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

    yes, and the law currently says that if your business goes bankrupt, you should not go banktrupt with it.

    the law says that you AND your corporation, have seperate rights to freedom of speech.

    this, is insane.
    You must be talking only of privately held businesses. No public ones. Because otherwise you are attributing ownership to the CEO. But earlier you said you were only talking about companies like AIG, Bank of America, etc. If they go bankrupt are you saying that the CEO should also have to bankrupt personally? If so, and if we took your idea of distributing the profits of the company among all the workers, shouldn't all the workers have to bankrupt as well? Why only the owner or CEO?

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