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
    Will someone please explain to me the logic behind giving a business, freedom of speech?

    how about the ability of a businessman to drive his business into the ground, forcing the layoff of hundreds of employees, yet he faces no fiscal penalty?
    If he owes taxes, there will be a definite fiscal penalty.
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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 Boo Radley View Post
    That's the trouble with mindless ideaology that speaks in generalities and never seeks to problem solve. We've all seen too much of this in our time.
    Only a mindless ideology would believe that my money is better off in the government's coffers, rather than in my pocket. While I still have possession of my money, it can do far more for the state of the economy than it will in the government's coffers.

    Example: I bought a boat last week. I paid taxes on it. I'm paying interest on the loan. I paid for the trailer registration. I paid for the hull registration. Plus, I paid the total price of the boat.

    Bottom line: The economy got more bang for the buck, than if the government had that same amount of money.

    And, yes, I'm going to write off some of that as a business expense.

    Basically, I'm helping to solve the problem by keeping that money in the economy.
    Last edited by apdst; 11-20-11 at 01:45 PM.
    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 apdst View Post
    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.
    Your business doesn't vote. Without YOU, your business doesn't exist. Legislators should be beholden to the actual living breathing people they represent, not the tool of their trade, so the point about pre-tax vs post-tax dollars is merely another sample of part of the problem.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    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. [...]
    Insane claim.

    Quote Originally Posted by apds, continuingt View Post
    If you think coporations and persons aren't the same [...]
    Corporations and persons aren't the same. If they were, then there would be no reason for corporations to exist. Like, duh

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

    If corporations are people, why can't we put them in jail when they break the law?
    Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    you seem to be confusing patriotism, with greed & selfishness.
    No, I'm not the least bit confused. I'm well aware of my patriotic duty to protect the economy from a greedy and selfsih government.
    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 whysoserious View Post
    If corporations are people, why can't we put them in jail when they break the law?
    Ever hear of Enron?
    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 Karl View Post
    Insane claim.


    Corporations and persons aren't the same. If they were, then there would be no reason for corporations to exist. Like, duh
    If they weren't, I wouldn't be personally responsible for my corporate taxes.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Your business doesn't vote. Without YOU, your business doesn't exist. Legislators should be beholden to the actual living breathing people they represent, not the tool of their trade, so the point about pre-tax vs post-tax dollars is merely another sample of part of the problem.
    I would agree, but as long as unions, non-profits and special interests have those rights, my corporationshould have them as well.
    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 Thunder View Post
    Unions are also protected by free-speech laws?
    Yes, they are. Where you been?
    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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