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 Karl View Post
    Just a sec.... Thomas Jefferson is taking a snooze right beside me, I'll wake him up and ask
    I guess that is a cute way of saying "I don't know"



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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I guess that is a cute way of saying "I don't know"
    No, it's a cute reply to a stupid question.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    No, it's a cute reply to a stupid question.
    I guess if you are clueless about constitutional limits on congress it is stupid. But since you lefties constantly whine about that decision it is a fair question as to why congress even has that power



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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    where did congress get the power to limit how much anyone or anything spends money on including advocacy advertising?
    if SCOTUS decides that they have that power, then they have that power.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I guess if you are clueless about constitutional limits on congress it is stupid. But since you lefties constantly whine about that decision it is a fair question as to why congress even has that power
    They don't.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    Unions are considered "persons"?
    Unless I am mistaken, most unions are incorporated.

    Not all corporation are commercial businesses.
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    Numbers from the Heritage Foundation show the U.S. percentage of taxation to GDP to be pretty much middle of the road (26.9% out of a range from 1.4% to 69.7%).

    Also, they rank the U.S. 9th out of 179 countries in economic freedom (Hong Kong is ranked first, North Korea last).

    Would you care to expound on how that is "reprehensible"?
    In your own source, the US ranks extremely low in both fiscal freedom and in government spending. - Around 140 or so out of 179 in government spending. Had it not been for those 2 areas, we'd have ranked in the "free" range instead of "mostly free" (for whatever the data is worth).
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenvilleGrows View Post
    In your own source, the US ranks extremely low in both fiscal freedom and in government spending. - Around 140 or so out of 179 in government spending. Had it not been for those 2 areas, we'd have ranked in the "free" range instead of "mostly free" (for whatever the data is worth).
    Cherry picking. And the spending claim is invalidated by the other source (as well as other sources), which happens to be the same group's data.

    I do like the sig, however
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    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.
    Well, not anymore it doesn't.

    If you think coporations and persons aren't the same, open a business, get behind on your taxes and see if they levy your personal bank account, after they empty out your corporate account. See if they put a lein on your home and your other property.
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    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 radcen View Post
    I have to disagree on this point. You as an individual still have rights. Always will, so I don't understand where the point of view comes from that an individual gives up rights when they start a business. A business is a thing or an entity that is owned, either by a single person or a group of people. Owning a business is not unlike owning a car. As a car is merely a tool to get from Point A to Point B, a business is merely a tool to make money.

    Now, IMO, we can have laws that allow business to do things that individual people cannot necessarily do, and these would also... conceivably... be in the best interests of the people as well, but I would stop short at referring to them as 'rights'. Only living breathing humans should have rights. Rights shouldn't change (much) with time. Business laws can and should change and evolve as necessary.

    Just my opinion of how it should be, not saying this is how they are.
    My car doesn't have it's own checking account. My business does. If I want to right a check to a political campaign from my corporate account, I should be able to do that without being taxed on the money, before I do it.
    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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