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
    Then why didn't Enron go to jail?
    Does Enron exist as a corporation, anymore?
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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?

    Those 25 "no" votes....
    I cannot have a high opinion of them....do they wish to return to the 6th century or the 18th century ?
    I for one believe we must spend a lot more in places...
    IMO, the EPA, the environment gets plenty, I see no reason to spend more.
    Also, spending must be careful, not all good things can be bought.
    We may be maxed out in places...
    Pensions, IMO, for one...
    My pension is $334, monthly.
    But, a state legislator can receive ten times that......very unfair...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Does Enron exist as a corporation, anymore?
    Did it die? Since it's a person, surely it must be buried somewhere... or was it cremated?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    Did it die? Since it's a person, surely it must be buried somewhere... or was it cremated?
    Yes, this really facilitates meaningful discussion.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst, repling to Karl View Post
    You need to open a business, get behind on your taxes and see who the government comes to to settle up the bill. [...]
    So, in order to prove your point, I must do something?

    Have a lot of success with that debate tactic, do you?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Those 25 "no" votes....
    I cannot have a high opinion of them....do they wish to return to the 6th century or the 18th century ?
    I for one believe we must spend a lot more in places...
    IMO, the EPA, the environment gets plenty, I see no reason to spend more.
    Also, spending must be careful, not all good things can be bought.
    We may be maxed out in places...
    Pensions, IMO, for one...
    My pension is $334, monthly.
    But, a state legislator can receive ten times that......very unfair...
    This is why higher Federal taxes isn't/can't work. The majority of citizens can only agree on a limited number of things that tax dollars should be spent on nationally. The closer to home the spending gets, the larger number of people will agree. Keep the majority of taxes local, and people will end up spending what needs to be spent to get the things they need from government.
    The US is an odd ship. The captain yells out when he sees obtacles , but 535 individual propellers do the steering.

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

    Not a dime more until our government figures out how to be responsible caretakers of our money. A task they've failed at miserably so far. It's insane to think that a federal budget the size of ours has no way to make cuts in it, or ways to reduce waste. Instead, we have politicians who are working night and day to not only preserve the current level of spending, but are constantly looking for ways to spend even more of our money.
    "I believe in a Spinoza's God who reveals himself in the harmony of all that exists, but not in a God who concerns himself with the fate and actions of human beings."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Does Enron exist as a corporation, anymore?
    I don't know, was it put to death? Did they use the electric chair, firing squad, or what?
    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 whysoserious View Post
    I don't know, was it put to death? Did they use the electric chair, firing squad, or what?
    You could say that. I'm sure that all happened before you were born.
    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
    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.
    Actually only a mindless ideology would dare to say something like that and expect it to be accepted as a valid truth. The fact is that you could take lots of money and simply piss it away wasting it without any real benefit to society. Or you could keep it in your pocket (as you describe) or under your mattress where it is mere pieces of paper doing nothing. The government could indeed use that money and put it to better use than you do in some cases. Educating children is by far a better social use of your money than many other things you could do with it. Providing for the common defense is a better use for your money that a lot of things you might otherwise do with it.

    The idea that just because it is you spending or using your money somehow someway gives it a sheen of worth that the government spending money does not have is absurd.

    This is indeed the problem with the nation today. Too many right wingers holding axioms that they believe to be ALWAYS true when they are not.
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