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Thread: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

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    Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    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.

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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    I'm biased. I say yes. Whatever I can do to drum up business is fine with me. That's why I'm not as hard on Obama - he did great things for my profession.

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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    Of course, because "income" is factored - such as how many children a person has - and other deductions, plus many government employees have other income that would collectively move them up the income ladder individually or filing jointly.

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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    Of course they should. Federal government should be reduced, services should eb returned to the state, and the tax burden should be reduced for everyone once the debt is paid down, but of course everyone should pay taxes.

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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    I think federal employees should be paid as if taxes were taken out of their check, and then the remainder should be tax exempt at the federal level. That way you're not paying them and then paying someone else to collect a portion of the money back.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Of course, because "income" is factored - such as how many children a person has - and other deductions, plus many government employees have other income that would collectively move them up the income ladder individually or filing jointly.
    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%.

    Cut out the inefficiencies.

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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.
    ALL Federal revenue comes from income tax-dollars?

    that's a pretty stupid comment.
    Last edited by Thunder; 02-28-12 at 03:09 PM.

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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    I think federal employees should be paid as if taxes were taken out of their check, and then the remainder should be tax exempt at the federal level. That way you're not paying them and then paying someone else to collect a portion of the money back.
    I agree. That's exactly the problem I have with it. You're essentially paying someone, then paying someone else to take a portion back of what you paid the first person. Inefficient.

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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    ALL Federal revenue comes from income tax-dollars?

    that's a pretty stupid comment.
    Where did I say that?

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    Re: Should Federal and Employees Pay Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Where did I say that?
    its implecit in the OP.

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