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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    All people who add to their wealth or income through the acquisition of money should pay federal income taxes. That includes federal employees.
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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    rather then beating around the bush and being coy, why didn't you just say so??
    I thought I did. Guess not.

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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    All people who add to their wealth or income through the acquisition of money should pay federal income taxes. That includes federal employees.
    Why do you say that?

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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I thought I did. Guess not.
    how would the IRS be able to know how each of the 1 million Federal employees would be paying in taxes. everyone has different deductions, different exemptions, different everything.

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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Why do you say that?
    Citizens who are in a position to should financially assist the peoples government.
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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    how would the IRS be able to know how each of the 1 million Federal employees would be paying in taxes. everyone has different deductions, different exemptions, different everything.
    We should have a flat tax. For example, Gingrich is proposing an option of 15% flat tax on all income with no deductions. We should just do that, exempt Federal Employees from paying it, and reduce their salary by 15%.

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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    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?
    You dont see the potential for a separate and unequal status for federal employees exempt from paying taxes? Boy...I sure do...

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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    You dont see the potential for a separate and unequal status for federal employees exempt from paying taxes? Boy...I sure do...
    Not at all. They would be netting the same amount of money, I don't really see the issue. Am I missing something?

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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    They shouldn't be exempt from the same obligation every other citizen has simply because tax dollars pay them. I found one estimate that says there are over 24 million government employees as of 2010. When you consider that most govt. employees receive 17-40%+ more total compensation that private sector equals I think it's foolish to also give them a break on their tax obligation. Either deduct the amount equal to the average effective tax rate for their bracket from their projected yearly income, or take it out of their payroll checks like any other employee.
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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Not at all. They would be netting the same amount of money, I don't really see the issue. Am I missing something?
    Start with the military and how it is perceived they get 'free' medical. In essence you already have a model for what you think should be happening with every federal employee. And heres a shocker...SOME federal employees actually have to PAY taxes because not enough gets withheld. What you are suggesting is a good notion...just not very practical. You could say the same thing about every city, county, state and federal employee...and for that matter EVERY person...just let their employers figure out their tax requirement and pay the fed directly.

    I just think things get way too convoluted. Im all for simplifying the system...I dont think this would do what you think it would do.

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