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

    its simple logic.
    Your math isn't adding up. Say I work for the government and my salary is $10,000 and I pay a tax rate of 10%. After taxes, I make $9,000 that means (and pay back $1000)

    Why wouldn't the government just pay me $9000 and not have me pay taxes?

    They keep the $1000 either way.

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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    I agree with Joko's view. It could be problematic because of deductions/credits and other income.
    That's a good argument for a simpler tax code without deductions.

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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 can think of a few...it would likely cost as much to ensure the salaries were balanced. It takes away the opportunities of individuals to invest their money before they are required to pay taxes on them. You are creating a caste or class of people that would create unnecessary rifts. It removes the personal investment we ALL have to ensure our tax dollars are collected and spent wisely (if I dont have to pay taxes but still get federal services and benefits, what do I care about how it is spent?).

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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    I believe there are around 1 million Federal employees.

    if we assume they make an average of $65,000 a year, and pay an effective rate of 20%, that's around $13 billion a year we would lose, if they didn't pay FIT.

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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    I believe there are around 1 million Federal employees.

    if we assume they make an average of $65,000 a year, and pay an effective rate of 20%, that's around $13 billion a year we would lose, if they didn't pay FIT.
    We wouldn't lose that $13 billion, because the government would never pay it to them to begin with.

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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I can think of a few...it would likely cost as much to ensure the salaries were balanced. It takes away the opportunities of individuals to invest their money before they are required to pay taxes on them. You are creating a caste or class of people that would create unnecessary rifts. It removes the personal investment we ALL have to ensure our tax dollars are collected and spent wisely (if I dont have to pay taxes but still get federal services and benefits, what do I care about how it is spent?).
    It would probably cost us less. The IRS has to employ people to do those taxes. Also, someone has to do their tax withholdings.

    Investment opportunities - that's something right there. OK that's one reason I'll give you.

    The caste system argument is BS. What are you talking about?

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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    We wouldn't lose that $13 billion, because the government would never pay it to them to begin with.
    huh????????????????

    so you want to prevent Federal employees from paying Federal income taxes, by firing all Federal employees?

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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I say "no."

    If you think about it, it's just redundant. Federal employees are paid with tax dollars. Having them pay taxes just increases the workload for the IRS.

    It's inefficient.
    of course they should.

    o are you proposing

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    huh????????????????

    so you want to prevent Federal employees from paying Federal income taxes, by firing all Federal employees?
    What the hell are you talking about Thunder? I'm not saying that at all. Just don't pay them what they would otherwise have to pay back anyway in income tax.

    So if you work for the post office, and you owe $10,000 in income taxes, what I'm saying is that the government should just pay you $10,000 less to begin with, and you don't have to pay any taxes.

    That's good for everyone. You don't have to do your taxes (which takes forever), the IRS doesn't have to process them, and everybody has the same money at the end of the day.

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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    ...So if you work for the post office, and you owe $10,000 in income taxes, what I'm saying is that the government should just pay you $10,000 less to begin with, and you don't have to pay any taxes....
    rather then beating around the bush and being coy, why didn't you just say so??

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