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 TurtleDude View Post
    Most of us who do make more than you are being gamed by the system where those who pay almost nothing or nothing have more votes than those of us who pay outrageously high tax dollars
    You are not being gamed because you and the rest of the top 1% have less of a vote than 50% of the country. Sorry. You are also not paying outrageously high taxes. And you could probably game the system if you wanted (/aren't already). 2% of your poor oppressed comrades do it, including many of those far wealthier than you.
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Krhazy View Post
    You are not being gamed because you and the rest of the top 1% have less of a vote than 50% of the country. Sorry. You are also not paying outrageously high taxes. And you could probably game the system if you wanted (/aren't already). 2% of your poor oppressed comrades do it, including many of those far wealthier than you.
    I love those who don't pay hundreds of thousands in taxes having the audacity to tell those of us who do that we aren't paying too many taxes. You have no standing or credibility on this issue



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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.
    I assume you are talking about federal taxes and will respond accordingly.

    I am willing to pay higher taxes to pay down the federal debt.

    The additional tax money should not go to pay for infrastructure, education, job creation, social programs, medical care, or the environment, as these are not legitimate federal activities. The states reserved these powers to themselves and forbid the federation to meddle in these areas.

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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 love those who don't pay hundreds of thousands in taxes having the audacity to tell those of us who do that we aren't paying too many taxes. You have no standing or credibility on this issue
    your tax rate is the lowest its every been, except during a short & failed period under Reagan.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    your tax rate is the lowest its every been, except during a short & failed period under Reagan.
    you are again lying. what was the effective rate in 1925?

    In 1900

    My rate was lower when I was a kid-I wasn't making a couple million a year and you -never having the sort of success I have had-have no clue about EFFECTIVE TAX RATES

    if you aren't paying 300K or more in federal income taxes you have no standing to even talk to me about what I am paying.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    you are again lying. what was the effective rate in 1925?

    In 1900

    My rate was lower when I was a kid-I wasn't making a couple million a year and you -never having the sort of success I have had-have no clue about EFFECTIVE TAX RATES

    if you aren't paying 300K or more in federal income taxes you have no standing to even talk to me about what I am paying.
    Were you paying income taxes in 1900?

    Were you paying income taxes in 1925?

    Anyone has the right to talk to you about taxation as national public policy. You cannot tell them not to talk to you about that issue and expect anything but defiance and ignoring your demands.
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    ...if you aren't paying 300K or more in federal income taxes you have no standing to even talk to me about what I am paying.
    and why is that?

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

    My dad used to say, "God! I hope I have to be $50,000 in income tax next year." That's how he figured. I've always liked that thought process. (P.S., he never got his wish.)
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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 love those who don't pay hundreds of thousands in taxes having the audacity to tell those of us who do that we aren't paying too many taxes. You have no standing or credibility on this issue
    Don't assume you know how much I pay in taxes. If it were possible for me and my partner to file jointly under federal law we would pay at the 35% rate. I know exactly what the tax burden on the top 1% feels like.

    I love the audacity of you telling us what it is like to be poor, though. You actually have no standing or credibility on that issue.
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    My dad used to say, "God! I hope I have to be $50,000 in income tax next year." That's how he figured. I've always liked that thought process. (P.S., he never got his wish.)
    I imagine lots of folks would like to write the IRS a nice big fat check like your dad. Makes sense to me when you figure out what you keep on your end.
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