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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 longview View Post
    My point was, that the raw cost of goods sold of our Government is $11,532 per person per year.
    Think of it this way.
    A large social group has their annual get-together. Everyone is served a steak dinner worth $20.
    So out of 100 members, the 40 middle income members pay $20, the 30 high income members have to pay
    $40, low income members get theirs free.
    Next year the low income members think they should pick a nicer place to eat!
    That's fair, Right?
    You comparison makes me hungry and it is not even lunchtime.

    However, your comparison is not an apt one. A social group is a voluntary organization and if one cannot pay the tab, one need not be in it. The nation is not like that.
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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
    I think most people-reviewing your comments about silk diapers and how the rich ought grovel on their knees to keep their wealth-would conclude that your posts contain a tremendous amount of loathing and hatred for the rich that has no sound basis for these feelings
    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Who elected you to speak for "most people"?............
    I did.

    It was on the news.

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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
    More importantly does anyone think the working class is going to ignore that GOP policies broke the system they are now whining about?
    I hope they ignore it because its not true.

    Its just more leftwing propoganda

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

    Quote Originally Posted by proud2Bcatholic View Post
    I did.

    It was on the news.
    Since you did not present me with a valid voter ID and sixteen collaborating pieces of other valid ID as well as testimony of the doctor who assisted in your birth as a US citizen, you vote has been thrown out.
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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
    Since you did not present me with a valid voter ID and sixteen collaborating pieces of other valid ID as well as testimony of the doctor who assisted in your birth as a US citizen, you vote has been thrown out.
    LOL. I appreciate the sarcasm.

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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
    You comparison makes me hungry and it is not even lunchtime.

    However, your comparison is not an apt one. A social group is a voluntary organization and if one cannot pay the tab, one need not be in it. The nation is not like that.
    I realize the comparison is a poor one, but it is hard to find a nice analogy to someone
    being coerced to pay for something for someone else.
    In Addition, the people not paying, always think of ways to improve on what they are not paying for.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    I realize the comparison is a poor one, but it is hard to find a nice analogy to someone
    being coerced to pay for something for someone else.
    In Addition, the people not paying, always think of ways to improve on what they are not paying for.
    Point taken. This is why I have always said that ALL American earning dollar one should at least pay 5% in federal income tax.
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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
    Point taken. This is why I have always said that ALL American earning dollar one should at least pay 5% in federal income tax.
    I have always favored a final point of sales consumption tax (excluding food and housing), as that
    would keep the Government out of the "How does everyone make" business.
    It would also move significant power back to the source of the Government's power(the People)
    I agree that everyone should pay something.

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

    Ask Ronald Reagan

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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
    Point taken. This is why I have always said that ALL American earning dollar one should at least pay 5% in federal income tax.
    Funny, last time I checked, with the Republicans talking about SS like it's welfare, every America paid 7.45% of their income to Uncle Sam - at a minimum.

    Now, if the Republicans and their lackey's want to stop referring to SS as welfare or something even close to it then we might have something to talk about.
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