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?

    Currently not counting medicare, SSI, state, etc I pay 15%. That is roughly $7500 a year. I would be willing to take another 3% hit ($1500) if it meant across the board the nation got a little better.
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Not willing to pay another tax rate for spending to increase. IF, and obviously this is the biggest if of all time, the government reigned in frivolous and excessive spending across the board then more taxes wouldn't be necessary. To explain, social, military, and enforcement programs are extremely good at wasting money, they are the professionals of spend thrift accounting, my constitutionalist stance says to get rid of social spending that is not an enumerated power of the federal government and concentrate on a lean budget for infrrastructure as a state commerce investment and military as a duty charged to governmnet, however my economic lean tells me that shocking the system and eliminating social spending immediately will devestate the economy. In theory all spending should be immediately audited and the fat should be cut, in the instance that would happen and the federal became accountable I would gladly pay a bit more in taxes to reduce the deficit with a specific target of about 10-20 years being stated.
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    There is no option for those of us who pay nothing, and like it.

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

    Before I could even think of agreeing to higher taxes, I would have to see much more efficient, responsible, and accountable use of the money that government already takes in.
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    Before I could even think of agreeing to higher taxes, I would have to see much more efficient, responsible, and accountable use of the money that government already takes in.
    Exactly, even with military spending. I brought this up before but I'll do so again, D.C. replaces M16 models that are great with sub-par M16 variants with no stopping power that jam because a liberal senator on the defense committee had a husband paid to lobby for Colt, the stealth boat, etc. while we have to worry that a great weapon like the M1 Abrams may or may not suffer the same fate as the Stealth bomber, stealth fighter, and F22 Raptor because an idiot in Washington makes the decisions instead of informed military personnel, all the while they waste trillions of dollars on unconstitutional programs simply because they can get away with it.
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    I'm unwilling to pay higher taxes, I don't want to encourage more government overspending by giving them more money.
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    No more taxes. The country is far better off with my money in my pocket. I can do a much better job of keeping the economy going than the government can.
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    All I can say is that everybody gets to learn from my body parts. I hope people can and will learn the most from them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    You can vote for more than one.
    Two things off the top of my head. I am planning to vote for SPLOST and ESPLOST in the Nov elections for my county. Both would raise my taxes but for what I consider a good cause.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special...tion_sales_tax
    Esplost is for education

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    No more taxes. The country is far better off with my money in my pocket. I can do a much better job of keeping the economy going than the government can.
    Were you not the same poster who last year posted about getting far more in return from the federal government in a refund than you ever paid in taxes?
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