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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 Billy the Kid View Post
    Gotta love those tax laws we have, huh?
    Well, the rich sure do love em!
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    Re: Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Well, the rich sure do love em!

    Seems to me lots of folks enjoy the tax laws. The rich, those that don't pay any tax at all, etc.

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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
    Are you considering the generous exemptions in the inheritence tax? One can protect ten million dollars from having a dollar of tax paid upon it?

    As far as 40% being "insane" - the rate today is 35%. Do you believe that the additional five points suddenly takes it to insanity? We have had much higher rates in the last fifty years and we still had rich folks, still had job producers, and still had a healthy economy.
    Ok now you backtrack YET AGAIN from your original postition. You stated "Yes, lets tax capital gains and inheritance at normal rates - but they need to follow the progressive schedule." YET NOW, you add on some conditions and exclusions AFTER having said "I would favor very few if any deductions - perhaps something for medical expenses if we do NOT have national health care but that would be about it." so we are NOW back to the endless mass of "tweeks" contained in the current messy tax code?

    The 35% TOP rate is NOT anywhere NEAR 8X the 10% BOTTOM rate is it? Hint: 3.5 is WAY less than 8.

    Basically you want MUCH more progressive rates and much more taxation of ONLY the richest 5%. While wanting MUCH lower rates paid by the bottom 75%. And want to keep all credits, deductions and exclusions for EVERYONE EXCEPT the top 5%. Hmm...
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    Re: Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy the Kid View Post
    Seems to me lots of folks enjoy the tax laws. The rich, those that don't pay any tax at all, etc.
    The destitute and the disabled?
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    Re: Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    The destitute and the disabled?
    They love the tax code - their tax rate is negative, the tax code for them is a source of income.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    The destitute and the disabled?
    I'd love to trade my disability. No one seems to be willing to take it though

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    The destitute and the disabled?

    I'm sure the "destitute and the disabled" don't pay any taxes, what do you think?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    They love the tax code - their tax rate is negative, the tax code for them is a source of income.
    Quote Originally Posted by Billy the Kid View Post
    I'm sure the "destitute and the disabled" don't pay any taxes, what do you think?

    Make you case then to the people that you believe the way to address 3 decades of national debt due to tax cuts for the wealthy, excessive military spending, and financial deregulation, is to tax the destitute and the disabled.
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    Re: Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Make you case then to the people that you believe the way to address 3 decades of national debt due to tax cuts for the wealthy, excessive military spending, and financial deregulation, is to tax the destitute and the disabled.


    Did I say anything about taxing the "destitute and the disabled". No.


    I smell a red herring.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy the Kid View Post
    Did I say anything about taxing the "destitute and the disabled". No.
    You complained about them paying no taxes...................
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