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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    You are free to open an offshore account.
    What would the benefit be for me to stash 5000 in a swiss bank account? Now if I had 5,000,000 or so there would be an advantage to tax dodging...
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    Unless you have enough money to send off shore and stash in a swiss bank account. So once again, only the rich benefit from the loopholes and the rest of us are stuck abiding by the law.
    well the same law that allows you to pay so much less tax than Romney allows him these so called loopholes

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    What would the benefit be for me to stash 5000 in a swiss bank account? Now if I had 5,000,000 or so there would be an advantage to tax dodging...
    you seem to miss the obvious on purpose

    avoiding taxes as long as its not illegal is done pursuant to the law. The same law that lets people like you whine about Romney while not paying in a lifetime what he pays in a month even though you get the same government benefits he does-and maybe more

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    you seem to miss the obvious on purpose

    avoiding taxes as long as its not illegal is done pursuant to the law. The same law that lets people like you whine about Romney while not paying in a lifetime what he pays in a month even though you get the same government benefits he does-and maybe more
    NO sir.. you seem to miss the point. I am not debating weather or not it is illegal. I fully realize that you can do this legally and many people do. The question Mr.Turtledude is not weather it is illegal or not, Is this patriotic, is this moral, is this fulfilling your duty as a United States citizen, is this something that a PRESIDENT should be doing?
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    and then exacting from the contributors--to whom a little means so much--a double share to guard the treasure!
    - Robert M. LaFollette, Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Senator

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    well the same law that allows you to pay so much less tax than Romney allows him these so called loopholes

    SO much less in actual dollars, but in percentage of what I make, I am willing to bet anything I pay more in the "real feel" tax. Meaning What I make and what I pay in, effects me more than Mr. Romney.
    Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
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    Before the war is ended, the war party assumes the divine right to denounce and silence all opposition to war as unpatriotic and cowardly.
    - Robert M. LaFollette, Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Senator

    God, how patient are Thy poor! These corporations and masters of manipulation in finance heaping up great fortunes by a system of legalized extortion,
    and then exacting from the contributors--to whom a little means so much--a double share to guard the treasure!
    - Robert M. LaFollette, Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Senator

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    No. We don't all have to pay for them. About half of us are paying for them, and the others are along for the ride.
    Actually, everybody does pay taxes. Even the indigent pay sales tax when they buy whatever it is they buy. The ones that drink and smoke also pay extra taxes that are usually hidden in cost. Nothing in this nation is free of tax, and nobody can live here without paying one tax or another, one way or another.
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    NO sir.. you seem to miss the point. I am not debating weather or not it is illegal. I fully realize that you can do this legally and many people do. The question Mr.Turtledude is not weather it is illegal or not, Is this patriotic, is this moral, is this fulfilling your duty as a United States citizen, is this something that a PRESIDENT should be doing?
    if its patriotic for almost half the country to pay no federal income taxes while often voting for more and more government and for those who want to raise MY taxes to pay for it then it is even more patriotic for someone who carries the load for thousands to avoid some taxes legally.

    Any person who pays more than he has to is too stupid for me to vote for president

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    if its patriotic for almost half the country to pay no federal income taxes while often voting for more and more government and for those who want to raise MY taxes to pay for it then it is even more patriotic for someone who carries the load for thousands to avoid some taxes legally.

    Any person who pays more than he has to is too stupid for me to vote for president
    Refer to Lokiate, your fellow Libertarians post above yours.
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    Before the war is ended, the war party assumes the divine right to denounce and silence all opposition to war as unpatriotic and cowardly.
    - Robert M. LaFollette, Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Senator

    God, how patient are Thy poor! These corporations and masters of manipulation in finance heaping up great fortunes by a system of legalized extortion,
    and then exacting from the contributors--to whom a little means so much--a double share to guard the treasure!
    - Robert M. LaFollette, Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Senator

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    SO much less in actual dollars, but in percentage of what I make, I am willing to bet anything I pay more in the "real feel" tax. Meaning What I make and what I pay in, effects me more than Mr. Romney.
    so what he pays more in a month than you probably will pay in a decade. He gets far far far far less than you do

    ability to pay is not the most important fact

    and guess what-if you cannot pay for what you want what in God's name gives you a moral right to demand more and demand others pay for it

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    Actually, everybody does pay taxes. Even the indigent pay sales tax when they buy whatever it is they buy. The ones that drink and smoke also pay extra taxes that are usually hidden in cost. Nothing in this nation is free of tax, and nobody can live here without paying one tax or another, one way or another.
    they often pay those sales taxes with money GIVEN to them by the government meaning us net tax payers are actually paying the taxes incurred by those people

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