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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
    Then find an island.
    the usual response of those who demand others be taxed more and more. Why don't you just pay for what you use and let others do the same? Your existence is not a just claim on his property

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

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Define 'receive'. Is there some magic gifting program from the federal money fairy that is 'giving' the 1% their income? Or the top 7%? Cuz...funny...I thought we EARNED it.
    many on the left side of the aisle think that the government has the first and best claim to all wealth and that those who are wealthy are wealthy merely due to the government allowing that and thus the government should merely stop allowing it. More than a few of them figure that anyone making more money than THEY do must have engaged in dishonesty to gain the wealth because the rich are "no smarter" than they are and the government needs to even things up

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

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    You're delusional if you think that local, state, and federal governments put together can get by on a combined tax rate of 10%.

    if the governments were limited to what they were intended to do, then it would be possible. of course those who whine the most for more taxation (of others usually) are the ones who demand more and more government.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    How do you think they passed the 16th amendment? They promissed not to go over 1% on the income tax.


    the Income and death taxes never would have become law if people had any clue what was in store. same with the social security ponzi scheme.

    its why one is an idiot to trust the government when they claim they will cut spending if we just pay more taxes.

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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 Progressive tax has been accepted by both parties under our rule of law for the last hundred years. It is only the far-right that find it socialistic today.

    slavery was once accepted by both parties as was women not voting. Politicians love the income tax because they can buy the votes of the many by only taxing more, the few.

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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
    "Top 1 Percent Control 42 Percent of Financial Wealth in the U.S." So by your reasoning, they should be paying a 42% tax rate.

    i guess you don't understand the difference between an income tax and a wealth tax and lots of 'wealth' produces no income. why should someone who inherits (and pays taxes on) a tract of land that is not income producing pay taxes on that property as wealth each year even if it doesn't bring in income?

    why don't people like you pay for what you want from the government rather than constantly making excuses why someone else should fund your desires and needs?

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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
    the Income and death taxes never would have become law if people had any clue what was in store. same with the social security ponzi scheme.

    its why one is an idiot to trust the government when they claim they will cut spending if we just pay more taxes.
    If becoming the leader of the free world is what is in store. If becoming the most influential culture is in store. If becoming a nation wit the highest standard of living is in store. Even when the aristocracy whines and complains about how abused they are. I'll take the afore and not the whinny butt aristocracy.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    If becoming the leader of the free world is what is in store. If becoming the most influential culture is in store. If becoming a nation wit the highest standard of living is in store. Even when the aristocracy whines and complains about how abused they are. I'll take the afore and not the whinny butt aristocracy.
    we had all that before we had confiscatory tax rates. bloated government taking too much money has not done anything good for this nation

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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
    we had all that before we had confiscatory tax rates. bloated government taking too much money has not done anything good for this nation
    False. Our taxes today are much lower, especially for the rich, than they were when we first became a major world power and much lower than they are in other first world countries. Just blurting out that you think it is "confiscatory" is obviously just you being ludicrous.
    Total tax rates- People living in poverty: 16.2%. The median American: 27%. Working people who make over $140k/year: 31%. The top 1%: 30%. Super rich investors: around 15%. Help the democrats retake the house.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    False. Our taxes today are much lower, especially for the rich, than they were when we first became a major world power and much lower than they are in other first world countries. Just blurting out that you think it is "confiscatory" is obviously just you being ludicrous.
    when do you claim we first became a major world power?

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