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    Re: Someone making 40K per year should not pay more in taxes than someone making 10 m

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    people who cannot afford any taxes shouldn't be demanding others pay even more taxes
    Okay. Do you mean this as people who don't pay taxes shouldn't be allowed to vote, or just as a general moral stance or what? You make this point a lot, and I'm never sure exactly what you mean by it.

    Someone has to pay more taxes than the people who pay none, or no one would pay any taxes.
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    Re: Someone making 40K per year should not pay more in taxes than someone making 10 m

    Someone has to pay more taxes than the people who pay none, or no one would pay any taxes.
    I'm cool with that
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    Re: Someone making 40K per year should not pay more in taxes than someone making 10 m

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    Okay. Do you mean this as people who don't pay taxes shouldn't be allowed to vote, or just as a general moral stance or what? You make this point a lot, and I'm never sure exactly what you mean by it.

    Someone has to pay more taxes than the people who pay none, or no one would pay any taxes.
    If you cannot afford to pay for the level of government you want, you should not be demanding even more government which would impose taxes on others

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    Re: Someone making 40K per year should not pay more in taxes than someone making 10 m

    There are several reasons why this poll is stupid without additional qualifications

    Did the person who made 10 Million actually have net income of ten million. He might have lost 11 million while the person making 40K a year might have netted that.

    did both people net the same amount in the same jurisdiction. The millionaire might reside in another nation and has paid taxes in that nation.

    bottom line, I think there should only be tax on consumption and the government should neither have the power nor the ability to determine how much you made if there must be a tax on income it should be the same exact rate with say a 20K exemption. The idea is to preclude the masses from constantly supporting tax hikes on others without suffering a tax hike themselves.

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    Re: Someone making 40K per year should not pay more in taxes than someone making 10 m

    I cannot either agree or disagree because there are significant issues which are not addressed, including (but not necessarily limited to).....

    Are we talking percentage of income or total dollars?
    How do you define "income"?
    Should someone making 40K pay more than someone making $4K or $400?

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    Re: Someone making 40K per year should not pay more in taxes than someone making 10 m

    not really interested in reading through three pages of foolishness... but, someone has pointed out that the effective tax rate for someone making $40K a year is significantly under 15%, yes?


    Americans making less than $50,000 have an effective tax rate of 3.5 percent
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    Re: Someone making 40K per year should not pay more in taxes than someone making 10 m

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    people who cannot afford any taxes shouldn't be demanding others pay even more taxes
    And people that pay more in taxes shouldn't be demanding that those that pay less or none follow their rules/laws.
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    Re: Someone making 40K per year should not pay more in taxes than someone making 10 m

    Exactly. Equal Treatment Before the Law? Pshaw. We don't need any of that crap here.

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    Re: Someone making 40K per year should not pay more in taxes than someone making 10 m

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    And people that pay more in taxes shouldn't be demanding that those that pay less or none follow their rules/laws.

    that is rather silly. I merely want to be left alone and not forced to fund poor choices of other people. the rich are less than 5% of the population. We don't elect the politicians and the rich don't agree on party choice anyway

    so what exactly were you babbling about? sounds like populist BS to me

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    Re: Someone making 40K per year should not pay more in taxes than someone making 10 m

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that is rather silly. I merely want to be left alone and not forced to fund poor choices of other people. the rich are less than 5% of the population. We don't elect the politicians and the rich don't agree on party choice anyway

    so what exactly were you babbling about? sounds like populist BS to me
    So you're saying that if you were in the top 1% you would do absolutely nothing to influence laws/bills?
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