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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
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    Democrats are people who vote for billionaires like Kerry because they like his message about bashing the rich

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

    First ya need ta find tha universal tax rate for fair.

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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
    Romney pays more federal taxes on his income in a year than you will in your lifetime

    you have no grounds to whine about his rates
    Romney earns more in a year than most will in their lifetime
    He and others of his status have no grounds to whine about their rates

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fruityfact View Post
    Romney earns more in a year than most will in their lifetime
    He and others of his status have no grounds to whine about their rates
    you have enjoyed more access to luxury goods and individual freedom than the vast majority of humanity. you have no ground to complain when your rights are taken away.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fruityfact View Post
    Romney earns more in a year than most will in their lifetime
    He and others of his status have no grounds to whine about their rates
    Very interesting political theory; as your income rises, you lose your free speach rights?
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    Re: Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    From actual starvation? Just over 100/yr IIRC. From malnutrition leading to illness and death? Probably thousands easily - but it's hard to tell with poor health care thrown into the mix as well.


    http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/120995/ap057.pdf
    All I see here is "food insecurity", which they seem to take to mean "doesn't make alot of money".

    It's sort of silly to expand food stamp coverage, and then label everyone taking foodstamps as having "food insecurity" for the purposes of buffing ones' numbers to call for more food stamps.

    I still don't see where 100 people starve to death under conditions not already covered. I find the claim that our poor are starving... extremely suspect. I've been poor enough to be actually hungry from it, and I've raised a family on an income that rated food stamps. The only reason I or we never accessed aid is because we didn't want it.

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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
    Romney pays more federal taxes on his income in a year than you will in your lifetime

    you have no grounds to whine about his rates
    But that was not the point and never was the point. We are talking about the PERCENTAGE of federal taxes that are paid by an individual.

    Of course Romney pays a larger amount in taxes because he has tons more income. But his PERCENTAGE of that income that he pays in federal taxes is what is under discussion.

    Do you finally understand that now?

    You do not seem to either understand or accept that ALL Americans have a Constitutional right to participate in a discussion of tax policy. Those 'grounds' are beyond your ability to grant.
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    Re: Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Very interesting political theory; as your income rises, you lose your free speach rights?
    apparently if you have more stuff than I do, you have no call to complain if I steal some.

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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
    apparently if you have more stuff than I do, you have no call to complain if I steal some.
    Who is saying that? I see nobody here advocating stealing from anyone.
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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
    All I see here is "food insecurity", which they seem to take to mean "doesn't make alot of money".

    It's sort of silly to expand food stamp coverage, and then label everyone taking foodstamps as having "food insecurity" for the purposes of buffing ones' numbers to call for more food stamps.

    I still don't see where 100 people starve to death under conditions not already covered. I find the claim that our poor are starving... extremely suspect. I've been poor enough to be actually hungry from it, and I've raised a family on an income that rated food stamps. The only reason I or we never accessed aid is because we didn't want it.
    You think everyone lives in a big city where everything is within easy reach? LOL! Suspect all you want but I've seen malnutrition in the rural areas of my own state. In the city if things get tough people steal. In the country it's not so simple.
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