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 ThePlayDrive View Post
    Actually, everybody pays taxes, so no.
    Not everybody pays taxes equally, or fairly. As pointed out, about half of the citizens have no 'skin in the game' when it comes to federal payroll taxes... Which is the biggest pile of money the government uses to take care of all those 'wonderful things' that even the non-payers take part in and enjoy.
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    I think this question needs to be asked based on the arguments made in my previous poll. Some people just didn't see the relevance to why patriotism would be associated with where one puts their money.

    Romney has tax havens in foreign banks for the purpose of avoiding US taxes.

    He has made his money and taken advantage of the prosperity that the US allows him, yet he sets up foreign bank accounts to avoid paying the taxes on the money he earned here.

    So the question is: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Remember, this is someone running for the highest (suppose to be) most respected position in the world.
    The answer to this question depends entirely on whether or not a person thinks paying taxes is in the best interest of the country. If they do, then yes, it's patriotic. If they don't, then no, it's not patriotic. If they don't think taxes have anything to do with patriotism, then the answer is none of the above.

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Not everybody pays taxes equally, or fairly. As pointed out, about half of the citizens have no 'skin in the game' when it comes to federal payroll taxes... Which is the biggest pile of money the government uses to take care of all those 'wonderful things' that even the non-payers take part in and enjoy.
    This is true although I wouldn't call welfare a "wonderful thing."

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    This is true although I wouldn't call welfare a "wonderful thing."
    Nor did anyone in this thread. Try following along.
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    If you were an infant, you could use that excuse. I don't suppose you are still a child, living here by force?

    What? If you like imposed sterilization you need to move to a country that believes in that. I think China doesn't allow more than 2 kids, that might be a good place to go.
    This is actually a huge problem.

    You have a country where people are graduated into adulthood without consideration towards social values. How does an arbitrary quantity of time qualify as maturely understanding the rules of engagement?

    This statement makes no sense whatsoever. As an adult, you are able to move to another country instead of griping that you don't want to do what is required here.
    As an adult, you're not expected to do anything for anyone else just to make them happy. Moving to another country involves a cost and a decision. That makes it unfree.

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    I think this question needs to be asked based on the arguments made in my previous poll. Some people just didn't see the relevance to why patriotism would be associated with where one puts their money.

    Romney has tax havens in foreign banks for the purpose of avoiding US taxes.

    He has made his money and taken advantage of the prosperity that the US allows him, yet he sets up foreign bank accounts to avoid paying the taxes on the money he earned here.

    So the question is: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Remember, this is someone running for the highest (suppose to be) most respected position in the world.
    What an idiotic question. Paying as little as you are legally obligated to is smart. Its no different than going into a car dealership and bargaining for the best price possible. That of course is very different than engaging in illegal activities such as criminal tax evasion (or stealing the car off the lot)

    It seems the radical left-a group that has no problem with people who pay no federal income taxes having the ability to determine the rates the rest of us pay-thinks that the rich exist merely to fund their pie in the sky socialist welfare dreams.

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    That's one thing that has always amazed me. You got all these "God Bless America", flag waving, lapel pin wearing "true patriots" over at FOX (and even here at DP) nonstop whining about the price it costs to live in the best nation on the planet. Wah, wah, wah.

    Living in the USofA is worth it at twice the price. Love it or leave it.
    I wish all the people who spew that blather would step up and pay as much taxes as I do

    or as much as Romney does

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    Yes, it is every American's duty to pay their taxes. Unfortunately, it is the very wealthy (ala Romney) who try and get by with paying as little as they can. For shame, especially since Republican/conservatives tout themselves as being so patriotic.

    psychobabble. more than 45% of the public pays no federal income taxes. what makes them better than someone like Romney who funds the government services of those slackers?

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Nor did anyone in this thread. Try following along.
    Try not writing like an asshole.

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    It's not an issue of patriotism. It's an issue of maturity. It's extremely childish to whine about paying the membership fee to be a part of the United States. All of the wonderful things we enjoy here cost money. We all have to pay for them. Get with the program.
    more leftwing statist nonsense. Most americans pay far less a percentage than Romney. Less than one percent pay more taxes. why-because that is the way the tax code is. For you to whine about Romney when you don't whine about everyone else who pays far less is partisan hackery. If you don't pay AS MUCH tax as Romney you have no business complaining about what he does

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