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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 Catawba View Post
    Is it your contention that the 48% that pay no FIT do so because they enjoy living in or near poverty, or do you think it could be due to the unemployment, and underemployment due to the recession and outsourcing?
    Outsourcing is a solution, not a problem. The people in China are very happy to have those jobs. When the blue collar workers in the US realize they were overpaid, they might be able to get some of those jobs back if they accept pay cuts.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    Outsourcing is a solution, not a problem. The people in China are very happy to have those jobs. When the blue collar workers in the US realize they were overpaid, they might be able to get some of those jobs back if they accept pay cuts.
    You have things a bit mixed up, it is the CEO's who's income has skyrocketed, not the working class. So the working class should be happy to accept poverty wages to keep the CEOs at their highly elevated income levels?
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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
    Is it your contention that the 48% that pay no FIT do so because they enjoy living in or near poverty, or do you think it could be due to the unemployment, and underemployment due to the recession and outsourcing?
    I think you are confused between 'outsourcing' and 'offshoring'...want to rethink that?

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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
    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.
    I guess you don't think its right to work hard and be frugal for your children? does that mean your children are going to whine about my son in 20-30 years?

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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
    You either outright lie or you have the worst memory on this board.

    Faris is the Tweedle-dum to the Tweedle-dee of Luntz - you remember now don't you? After all, I have provided their names to you dozens and dozens of times in post after post after post when you bring up their favorite neologism for inheritance taxes. You slavishly follow their orders so perhaps you should try to remember the names of your masters.

    Or at least be honest about it.
    You labor under the delusion that the stuff you post is stuff anyone really cares about or remembers

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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
    Tax System Seen as Unfair, in Need of Overhaul

    Wealthy Not Paying Fair Share Top Complaint

    "Public dissatisfaction with the tax system has grown over the past decade, and the focus of the publicís frustration is not how much they themselves pay, but rather the impression that wealthy people are not paying their fair share."

    "The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, conducted Dec. 7-11, 2011 among 1,521 adults, finds that this sense of unfairness centers on the perception that wealthy Americans are not paying their fair share of taxes; 57% say this is what bothers them most about the tax system, while half as many (28%) point to the complexity of the system, and just 11% say that the high amount they have to pay is what bothers them the most."


    Tax System Seen as Unfair, in Need of Overhaul | Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
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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
    Romney only paid 14%...............

    which is a higher rate than 97% of americans paid and he paid a few million more dollars himself than 70 million or more americans combined He ought to have more say over how the taxes are spent than those who paid less than he did collectively

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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
    Yup - I paid a higher percentage of my income in federal tax than he did.


    really? so you are making more than 150K or so working for some dem politician? wow, no wonder Detroit is broke

    I retract that-based on CP's charts its more like 210K or more to get to 14% effective FIT
    Last edited by TurtleDude; 06-28-12 at 12:11 AM.

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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?
    he must be counting FICA and ignoring the estate taxes Romney will pay and he will not pay

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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
    Yup - I paid a higher percentage of my income in federal tax than he did.
    Yeah, and I bet you will not in your entire life make the amount he paid in taxes...last year.
    Last edited by Dickieboy; 06-28-12 at 12:21 AM.

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