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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 PrometheusBound View Post
    Employees make the business run. Ownership is static, work is dynamic--to use a right-wing expression that, like all their other mantras, is never used against them.
    Huhhhhhh?????????? You apprently have NO clue as to how business works. Ownership is static? whats that supposed to mean? I have no idea what you are trying to convea.
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    Re: Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    LOL You want to "punish" consumers for buying in a economy that is 75 % consumer spending. You love recessions that much?
    Taxing income NOT spent is the only way to grow a consumer economy. You have it EXACTLY backwards.
    Its already taxed.
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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
    Raise sales taxes farther and you'll find mechanics doing more business as people buy fewer new cars.
    AND???
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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
    Its already taxed.
    the parasite advocates are erecting facades. They pretend that their tax the rich schemes are motivated by something other than envy and economic vandalism

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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
    AND???
    And, what? Did you loose track of the conversation? Increasing sales taxes will decrease consumer spending. Vehicles are an excellent example. Raise the price of cars and there will be fewer cars sold. That's basic economics. I would have expected a business genius like yourself to understand that without explanation.
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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.
    Tax it as income according to the normal applicable schedule as income.
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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
    that still does not entitle you or the dem masters you serve, to any of their wealth.
    You re incorrect. Actually, it does entitle the government to a portion of that wealth. That is called reality.
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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
    And, what? Did you loose track of the conversation? Increasing sales taxes will decrease consumer spending. Vehicles are an excellent example. Raise the price of cars and there will be fewer cars sold. That's basic economics. I would have expected a business genius like yourself to understand that without explanation.
    I do understand and really am not concerend. Theres already a sales tax in most states. Sales would go down if the sales tax was added on top of current taxes, and or an exorbinate rate was enacted. Sales wouldnt be nearly as affected if the tax was a replacement for the cuurent structure. Espeacially if the rate was minimal, ie less than 10%. That said I could care less about whether "consumers" are consuming, its not the goverments place to controll peoples spending habits. We are TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY.
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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
    Tax it as income according to the normal applicable schedule as income.
    I would agree with you IFF you can define "net income" in a precise and concise manner for me. That, my friend, is the biggest MESS in the FIT code. For a business it starts very simply; Net income = sales - cost of sales. The devil is in those details, the other 80,000+ pages of the federal income tax code jibberish, that seek to (re?)define "sales" and "cost of sales". ;-)
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    Re: Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes in the United States?

    the parasite never seems to think the host is doing enough for it
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