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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?

    why do they always talk about wealthy CEOs or hedgefund managers and never mention the hollywood libs that make millions per year or the pro athletes that make millions or rappers or any other rich bitch entertainer?
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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
    It addresses the OP, showing that the rich have received far greater tax rate cuts than the lower classes.

    how could people who don't pay federal income taxes get a larger cut than those who pay over a million a year?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    why do they always talk about wealthy CEOs or hedgefund managers and never mention the hollywood libs that make millions per year or the pro athletes that make millions or rappers or any other rich bitch entertainer?

    because those rappers and hollyweird types

    1) tend to support liberals
    2) don't have the same path to success that your average CEO or wall street lawyer has.

    in many cases its blind luck or who you sleep with that works for entertainers and with athletes its the gene pool lottery. Those type of rich people allow the left to pretend everyone who got rich basically lucked into 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

    in many cases its blind luck or who you sleep with that works for entertainers and with athletes its the gene pool lottery. Those type of rich people allow the left to pretend everyone who got rich basically lucked into it
    We know very well that some rich people were simply fortunate enough to be born into wealth and they became charter members of the Silk Diaper Crowd at birth.
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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
    We know very well that some rich people were simply fortunate enough to be born into wealth and they became charter members of the Silk Diaper Crowd at birth.
    So you would recommend the gov't to do just what about that? It makes no difference whether wealth comes from winning a lottery, finding burried pirate treasure or is "earned" by selling a patent. One has a right to their property, no matter how they (legally) got it or in what in form it currently exists.
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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
    We know very well that some rich people were simply fortunate enough to be born into wealth and they became charter members of the Silk Diaper Crowd at birth.
    that still does not entitle you or the dem masters you serve, to any of their wealth.

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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
    So you would recommend the gov't to do just what about that? It makes no difference whether wealth comes from winning a lottery, finding burried pirate treasure or is "earned" by selling a patent. One has a right to their property, no matter how they (legally) got it or in what in form it currently exists.

    when pressed, the wealth stealers really don't care. they will find a way to justify parasitic government behavior no matter what

    1) if you inherited money that your father worked hard to earn, and that he paid taxes on-you should be heavily taxed because you "did not earn" the money.

    2) if you made it in business-you probably exploited your workers etc

    3) if you are a great athlete-you were born with good genes

    4) and of course-other people helped you make it no matter what

    as long as the money is in your hands, and not theirs they will either want it for themselves or if that doesn't work, they want the government to take it

    its sort of like that great line in FOR YOUR EYES ONLY where the Russian agent is trying to buy a british code machine and Bond throws it off the cliff

    If we cannot have it, you cannot have it is what he tells the KGB colonel

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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
    when pressed, the wealth stealers really don't care. they will find a way to justify parasitic government behavior no matter what
    True.

    The Left loves the American Dream until someone is living it.
    Then, well... that person isn't paying their fair share.

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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
    So you would recommend the gov't to do just what about that? It makes no difference whether wealth comes from winning a lottery, finding burried pirate treasure or is "earned" by selling a patent. One has a right to their property, no matter how they (legally) got it or in what in form it currently exists.
    That's what estate taxes are for silly. THe U.S. Govt. has a "right" to a piece of whatever you aquire but money is not the really the reason for estate taxes. There is a nasty tendency for the capitalist system to concentrate wealth in fewer and fewer individuals. There is a societal "need" to control this tendency or we will crash the whole system. Remember that 75% of our economy is consumer spending Maldistribution's effects are showing now but the Fed has controlled the effects by printing trillions to replace the money "lost" when it transfered into the hands of the wealthiest investors. Why isn't printing all that money causing inflation? Because it only prevented massive DEFLATION as the money was sucked out in the 2008 crash.

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

    "Why shouldn't the American people take half my money from me? I took it all from them."

    - Edward Filene, founder of Filene's Department Stores
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