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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
    its your last sentence that is stupefying. There is no similarity between someone who clearly is paying far more than what he uses demanding merely that others pay for what they use versus someone who is a parasite demanding that they get even more from someone else
    Like I said, idiotic.
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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
    Like I said, idiotic.
    you pretend that saying other people should pay more is no different if it comes from someone who pays too much versus someone who pays nothing

    You look only to what they say and not the merit of their position

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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
    you pretend that saying other people should pay more is no different if it comes from someone who pays too much versus someone who pays nothing

    You look only to what they say and not the merit of their position
    I'm done trying to point your hypocrisy out to you. I've done it several times, and you insist on remaining willfully blind to it. You can lead a horse to water, and so on, and so forth.
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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
    I'm done trying to point your hypocrisy out to you. I've done it several times, and you insist on remaining willfully blind to it. You can lead a horse to water, and so on, and so forth.

    Your idiocy is not understanding hypocrisy. Its not hypocrisy for an overtaxed person to demand others pay at least what they use. I have never demanded others pay my share

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    The government should have NOTHING to do with the economy at ALL.
    I stopped reading right there.

    If this is what you truly believe than you just haven't thought things through to their logical conclusion and any further conversation between us is a waste of time.
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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
    I stopped reading right there.

    If this is what you truly believe than you just haven't thought things through to their logical conclusion and any further conversation between us is a waste of time.
    Your right and your wrong.

    Your right that further coversation with you on the topic is a waste of time.

    Your wrong about government should controll or manipulate the economy. You have obviously been an employee for all the years you have worked and it shows.

    The truth can be cruel. Most employees have never started or ran a business. Almost all business owners have been employees. You might want to consider starting a business and walk on the darkside a bit. Then you will understand.
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    Re: Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes in the United States?

    Today's taxes lowest in 60 years

    "Yes, while we demand tax cuts, we're actually paying less, as a percentage of income, than ever before. And we're doing it while soldiers are fighting."

    "As Republicans and Democrats continue to bicker over who should be taxed and how much, one fact rarely gets mentioned: Most Americans today pay less in federal income taxes than they have in 60 years, and far less than they have during other wars.

    This is particularly true for the wealthy: By 2007, the richest 400 Americans paid an average of 16.6% in income taxes, thanks to exemptions and low capital-gains taxes, far less than the same group had paid decades ago and well below the 26.4% that group had been taxed only 15 years earlier."

    "Overall, taxes are very low right now," said Chuck Marr, the director of federal tax policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a nonpartisan Washington, D.C., research group. In addition, "you have this tremendous shift (of wealth) in the United States to high-income people."

    Today's taxes lowest in 60 years - 1 - money & politics - MSN Money
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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
    Your right and your wrong.
    Your right that further coversation with you on the topic is a waste of time.

    Your wrong about government should controll or manipulate the economy. You have obviously been an employee for all the years you have worked and it shows.
    The truth can be cruel. Most employees have never started or ran a business. Almost all business owners have been employees. You might want to consider starting a business and walk on the darkside a bit. Then you will understand.
    You make many assumptions in your reply - most of which are wrong.

    Sorry, go back to the end of the line.
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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
    I stopped reading right there.

    If this is what you truly believe than you just haven't thought things through to their logical conclusion and any further conversation between us is a waste of time.
    So we know you are lazy and afraid to look at conflicting viewpoints.

    And save the 'I did not want to waste my time' nonsense...you have posted over 2700 times on this site in less then 6 months...clearly you have lots of time to waste.

    You were afraid to read what I typed because you were concerned it might be right OR your mind is so closed, that you refuse to take in any other viewpoints.


    You're big on judgements...not so big on providing unbiased, factual proof of those judgements.

    Get some or your opinions mean little - just the rants of another frustrated Keynesian.


    Where is your factual, unbiased proof that the economy is better off with government intervention?

    I guarantee you that you have NONE.

    Well...?
    Last edited by DA60; 06-08-12 at 05:02 AM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    So we know you are lazy and afraid to look at conflicting viewpoints.
    And save the 'I did not want to waste my time' nonsense...you have posted over 2700 times on this site in less then 6 months...clearly you have lots of time to waste.
    You were afraid to read what I typed because you were concerned it might be right OR your mind is so closed, that you refuse to take in any other viewpoints.
    You're big on judgements...not so big on providing unbiased, factual proof of those judgements.
    Get some or your opinions mean little - just the rants of another frustrated Keynesian.
    Where is your factual, unbiased proof that the economy is better off with government intervention?
    I guarantee you that you have NONE.
    Well...?
    Insulting me is petty and uncalled for.

    Our positions are so far apart there is no reason to debate anything. Had I known your beliefs I wouldn't have bothered to response to any of your posts.

    You guys crack me up with your assumptions, though!
    Last edited by MoSurveyor; 06-08-12 at 05:18 AM.
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