View Poll Results: Is paying your taxes patriotic?

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  • Yes, it is our duty as citizens to pay into the system that we have reaped the benefits from.

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  • No, if you can get away with it, why not.

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    Our crazy spending definitely needs to be stopped yes and our government needs to bring in more money yes
    bringing in more money won't help anything

    only making big spenders an endangered class in DC will help

    and how do you do that-not by taxing the rich more but making those who are currently pandered to by promises of more spending become adverse to that spending

    IF THE MIDDLE CLASS-the people who drive the political spending-were to get hit with massive tax increases every time the government spends more-well the politicians who try to buy the MC votes would start losing elections

    if there was no withholding and everyone had to write out a check for their entire IRS bill the day before the elections are held we'd have a far far far smaller government

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    That argument is ridiculous. No one is saying he should pay more for a damn cheeseburger. We are not talking cheeseburgers or bought and sold goods.. we are talking tax burden and stashing money in offshore accounts. Big difference.
    as long as he pays more taxes than you do-you have no standing whatsoever to whine.

    its time you start paying as much as he does

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    bringing in more money won't help anything

    only making big spenders an endangered class in DC will help

    and how do you do that-not by taxing the rich more but making those who are currently pandered to by promises of more spending become adverse to that spending

    IF THE MIDDLE CLASS-the people who drive the political spending-were to get hit with massive tax increases every time the government spends more-well the politicians who try to buy the MC votes would start losing elections

    if there was no withholding and everyone had to write out a check for their entire IRS bill the day before the elections are held we'd have a far far far smaller government
    That would be playing a dangerous game of chicken with the middle class. If the already disappearing middle class completely vanishes, expect a bigger recession, maybe even depression.
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    That would be playing a dangerous game of chicken with the middle class. If the already disappearing middle class completely vanishes, expect a bigger recession, maybe even depression.
    how are you going to cut down on too much government unless pandering to the masses by promising them more government goodies becomes a losing election strategy?

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    how are you going to cut down on too much government unless pandering to the masses by promising them more government goodies becomes a losing election strategy?
    Education. Obviously there are some people that understand the out of control spending of government so why not everyone
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    Education. Obviously there are some people that understand the out of control spending of government so why not everyone
    dropping out of school is one of the main things most likely to guarantee poverty. your solution for that?

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    btw-the party that wins elections when lots of people are under educated is the same party that has the teachers' unions as major organs

    see the problem?

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    dropping out of school is one of the main things most likely to guarantee poverty. your solution for that?
    Why should we have the choice to drop out? As an industrialized nation, a high school education (at a minimum) is a must. If we HAVE to buy health insurance, then it wouldn't be too much of a step to force at least a highschool level education
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    Why should we have the choice to drop out? As an industrialized nation, a high school education (at a minimum) is a must. If we HAVE to buy health insurance, then it wouldn't be too much of a step to force at least a highschool level education
    so we shoot or incarcerate HS dropouts?

    later man-Its late here in Ohio

    talk to you later

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    so we shoot or incarcerate HS dropouts?

    later man-Its late here in Ohio

    talk to you later
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