View Poll Results: Should Federal Employees Pay Fed. Income Tax?

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Thread: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    its implecit in the OP.
    No, obviously the government has other sources of revenue. But why do we have the redundancy of federal employees paying back federal income tax? It makes no sense at all.

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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    No, obviously the government has other sources of revenue. But why do we have the redundancy of federal employees paying back federal income tax? It makes no sense at all.
    sure it does.

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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    sure it does.
    Only if you really like tax accountants.

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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Only if you really like tax accountants.
    I really enjoy seeing Federal employees contribute to the fund that pays their salaries.

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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    Seriously, I challenge anyone who voted "yes" to come up with a good reason for it besides "everyone should pay taxes."

    From a revenue standpoint, it makes no difference at all.

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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Seriously, I challenge anyone who voted "yes" to come up with a good reason for it besides "everyone should pay taxes."

    From a revenue standpoint, it makes no difference at all.
    again, very stupid comment.

    if Federal employees pay taxes, it puts back money into the Treasury.

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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    I really enjoy seeing Federal employees contribute to the fund that pays their salaries.
    So let me get this straight. You enjoy seeing federal employees pull from the fund that pays their taxes, and then pay back money in to that fund using the same money they got from said fund?

    Totally redundant. It's a zero sum game.

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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    again, very stupid comment.

    if Federal employees pay taxes, it puts back money into the Treasury.
    But their salary comes from the treasury, so....

    Why not just pay them what they would have netted minus tax, and skip all the formalities?

    Round and round we go.

    There may be a good reason why it's done the way it is, but I'm not seeing it. It makes no sense at all.
    Last edited by Peter Grimm; 02-28-12 at 04:39 PM.

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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    But their salary comes from the treasury, so....

    Round and round we go.
    and if they pay no federal income taxes, that's a lot less money in the treasury.

    its simple logic.

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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Seriously, I challenge anyone who voted "yes" to come up with a good reason for it besides "everyone should pay taxes."

    From a revenue standpoint, it makes no difference at all.
    I agree with Joko's view. It could be problematic because of deductions/credits and other income.
    “Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” John Maynard Keynes

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