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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 Dickieboy View Post
    The problem I have with this continual debate point is that when ‘your side of the isle’ argues individual taxation it is about percentage but ‘you guys’ argue corporate taxation it is all about the dollars. It is very common to read about the obscene profits oil companies make but in reality their profit margins are in mid-single digits and are far away from the industries with much higher rates. I understand why this is done without sensationalizing an issue it would go unnoticeable to the average citizen and both sides use the same tactic.
    Could you point out where I took that position regarding corporate taxation?
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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
    Could you point out where I took that position regarding corporate taxation?
    No, the point was a generally subjective not meant to be directed at you specifically. You typically are not true to form but do have SOME of the tendencies.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Do bears crap in the woods?
    Since the question in the OP is ‘do the rich pay their fair share’ AND bears DO crap in the woods it would appear that your response is that ‘yes’ the rich DO pay their fair share. Thank you for lending an original opinion to the discussion…

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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
    I know the country - I've got family and kinfolk there. Hell, I live surrounded by cows. What in the world makes you think that access to a store = access to food?
    In dire straits people will steal. Put them in a bad enough spot and many will become violent if need be. Only a few will just lay down and die.
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    Re: Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Republic Now! View Post
    They don't have charities in big cities? That's unfortunate.
    You honestly think charities have enough to go around? You honestly think no one is lacking for food or shelter in America?!? It's no wonder you people have such a difficult time - you're living in Lala Land.
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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
    In dire straits people will steal. Put them in a bad enough spot and many will maim or kill if need be. Only a few will just lay down and die.
    Supply a U.S. link for that please. People will NOW kill for popular shoes, yet I have not read of food robberies. When you steal, you do NOT steal heavy, hard to carry food, you steal small valuable items to sell/pawn or go big time and get cash, cars or ransom money. It is TOO easy to get food assistance, and I have yet to read of "food need based" crime sprees/epidemics.
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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
    In dire straits people will steal. Put them in a bad enough spot and many will become violent if need be. Only a few will just lay down and die.
    ...what the hell?

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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
    In dire straits people will steal. Put them in a bad enough spot and many will become violent if need be. Only a few will just lay down and die.
    I think you are underestimating the determination of the 'haves' in protecting their food against the 'have nots'. Considering this 'lay down' is more accurately stated as 'fall down and die'.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 274ina View Post
    Sorry wrong.

    Richest 400 Earn More, Pay Lower Tax Rate - Forbes.com

    The $80k guy pays 25% and then ads on 13% for FICA etc etc etc. Lots more than 16%. And thats a FACT.
    A hell of a deal for the rich, and what do they do? Whine that seniors need to accept lower benefits so they can get an even bigger tax cut. Too bad they need seniors to vote for them to win the election. An oversight in their demonization of the working class that we see demonstrated so often.
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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
    In dire straits people will steal. Put them in a bad enough spot and many will become violent if need be. Only a few will just lay down and die.
    yeah deprive them of their cell phones, color TV's, Air Jordan's with the slam dunk treads and they will riot in the streets if we also take away their twinkles, wings and things etc.

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