View Poll Results: Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share?

Voters
181. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    82 45.30%
  • No

    99 54.70%
Page 114 of 126 FirstFirst ... 1464104112113114115116124 ... LastLast
Results 1,131 to 1,140 of 1260

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

  1. #1131
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 09:17 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    91,395

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    LOL-that is a pretty pathetic argument to justify not working hard to leave your son a better life than you have had. Its a great way to justify being a spendthrift.
    Obviously you do NOT care about emasculating your own son the way your parents did to you by denying you the right to be your own self made man.
    __________________________________________________ _
    There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers

  2. #1132
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 09:17 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    91,395

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    no its not. He is a massive contributor. He funds far more government than you do. In sum, he is far more valuable to society than those like you who pay less FIT in a lifetime than he pays in a year
    Which is also irrelevant to the point being made about percentage of income being paid in taxation.

    You really are falling far behind on this issue.
    __________________________________________________ _
    There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers

  3. #1133
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 09:17 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    91,395

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that hole being your claim that you pay more than 14% effective income taxes meaning you earn over 210K year. I find that hilarious
    What you find hilarious may well be in your own mirror.

    The fact is that in several of the past few years, I paid more in percentage of my income in federal taxes that Mittens did.
    __________________________________________________ _
    There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers

  4. #1134
    Sage

    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Last Seen
    07-25-17 @ 12:35 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    5,878

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Which is irrelevant to the point being made about percentage of income in taxation.
    True, it is irrelevant to the point but the point is irrelevant. The Federal Govt. does not collect percentages nor does it spend percentages…it collects and spends CASH…

  5. #1135
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 09:17 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    91,395

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    All I remember is how clueless your posts about neologisms were since your rant about death tax did not even meet the definition you constantly trumpeted from WIKI
    How sweet - you have it memorized. See - despite your denials - you do read and you do learn and you do care.
    __________________________________________________ _
    There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers

  6. #1136
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 09:17 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    91,395

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    True, it is irrelevant to the point but the point is irrelevant. The Federal Govt. does not collect percentages nor does it spend percentages…it collects and spends CASH…
    And those amounts of cash can be compared to the other cash that a person earns and thus get a percentage paid in taxation.

    And that is very very relevant to the topic of what is an appropriate level of taxation in America.
    __________________________________________________ _
    There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers

  7. #1137
    Disappointed Evolutionist
    Catawba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Last Seen
    05-28-13 @ 08:15 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    27,254

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    I think you are confused between 'outsourcing' and 'offshoring'...want to rethink that?
    Really nitpicking here aren't you? Offshoring is the less confusing term, but outsourcing has two meanings, one of which is to outsource jobs to another country.
    Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb

  8. #1138
    Disappointed Evolutionist
    Catawba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Last Seen
    05-28-13 @ 08:15 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    27,254

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    which is a higher rate than 97% of americans paid
    Is that what you heard on Fox news?

    "Romney hasn't released the details yet, but the NYT reported last month that, as part of his retirement agreement with Bain Capital, Romney "has probably qualified for a lower tax rate than ordinary income under a tax provision favorable to hedge fund and private equity managers."
    http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/...-is-15-percent

    Romney admits he pays lower tax rate than most Americans

    Obama likely paid higher tax rate than Romney in 2011
    Last edited by Catawba; 06-28-12 at 02:24 AM.
    Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb

  9. #1139
    Sage
    cpwill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    USofA
    Last Seen
    01-05-18 @ 10:52 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    57,296

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Your son deserves the right to be a self made man. Please do not emasculate him the way your parents did to you and deny him that valuable experience.
    no kidding. That's why I'm not even teaching my kids to speak, much less to read. I want them to be self made.



    what foolishness we have that we, all of us who are among humanity's most wealthiest examples are bickering about who "deserves" what their ancestors have built for them.

  10. #1140
    Sage
    cpwill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    USofA
    Last Seen
    01-05-18 @ 10:52 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    57,296

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    What you find hilarious may well be in your own mirror.

    The fact is that in several of the past few years, I paid more in percentage of my income in federal taxes that Mittens did.
    got numbers?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •