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Thread: Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes in the United States?

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    Re: Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    So you didn't answer the high school opportunity question? Why not?
    Because it's misleading and irrelevant.

    Having more HS grads overall would just put more HS grads in the unemployment lines.
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    Re: Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aberration View Post
    What type of PhD's?

    There are also thousands of agricultural jobs paying well above minimum wage that these poor souls are unwilling to fill. It doesn't take a high school diploma to see we should not be paying people unemployment for not taking available jobs.
    I wouldn't want a Ph.D of any kind except mechanical engineering to rebuild a truck engine. Same goes for agricultural jobs. If the job is "paying well above minimum wage" then it needs some specialized skill or talent.
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    Re: Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    What I found was you obeying the orders of your corporate masters and their sycophants Luntz & Faris and dutifully repeating the neologism you were ordered to use whenever you could.
    Fantasy land mutterings again. I don't even know who Faris is. Must be someone on the DNC hit list

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    I wouldn't want a Ph.D of any kind except mechanical engineering to rebuild a truck engine. Same goes for agricultural jobs. If the job is "paying well above minimum wage" then it needs some specialized skill or talent.
    Specialized like picking apples?
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    Re: Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by kamikaze483 View Post
    Not a criminal. Not greedy either. Not rich, not poor. Never missed a meal- because I know how to earn money. I have been unemployed. I never missed a mortgage payment. Cut grass, did odd jobs- then temp to perm when the opportunity arose. Didn't pay me much so started my own business. Now I own two. No one ever gave me a dime, and I never took anything from anyone.

    There is opportunity. Again, I didn't read it on a website. If you are unemployed and you are sitting around all day waiting on the job market to improve, you are missing opportunties.
    And if ten million unemployed were as industriousness and lucky as you then we would have twenty million more businesses in America just like yours, right???
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    Re: Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aberration View Post
    Specialized like picking apples?
    Is picking apples "paying well above minimum wage" now??? Hell, I might do that just for fun, then! Where do I apply? Please provide a link - I can't seem to find it with Google.



    Or is this one of those scams like those work-at-home things where you get $0.001/envelope you stuff and it takes 6 seconds to stuff the envelope?
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    You arent looking hard enough then.
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    Re: Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes in the United States?

    Or you're just posting crap ...
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    Re: Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    But of course-those who need the government to take care of them or who resent those who are wealthy, always have a far greater understanding of economics than those who actually are successfully economically
    Again, how does one getting handed millions from dead parents confer upon one the label of being ECONOMICALLY SUCCESSFUL? A far better term would be LUCKY.
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    Re: Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes in the United States?

    Has anyone here considered the endpoint of a progressive tax system designed
    to redistribute the wealth?
    I think everyone will agree, our Government has the authority to set a minimum wage.
    This fact also implies the Government has the authority to set a maximum wage.
    Alright progressives, what is the maximum total compensation any person should be
    allowed per year?

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