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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Hypothetically, Romney makes 150 million a year.. Lets say he pays 50% tax, that still 75 million he gets to take to the bank. I make 50k a year and bring home 25k. Who has the higher tax burden?
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    Hypothetically, Romney makes 150 million a year.. Lets say he pays 50% tax, that still 75 million he gets to take to the bank. I make 50k a year and bring home 25k. Who has the higher tax burden?
    he does 75 million is much more money than 25K

    it would be like saying he pays 10% of his income for a lexus and you pay 10% of your income for a lexus. who paid more for the car?

    You welfare socialists never take into account that he pays millions of dollars more for the same benefits you pay very little for

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    he does 75 million is much more money than 25K

    it would be like saying he pays 10% of his income for a lexus and you pay 10% of your income for a lexus. who paid more for the car?

    You welfare socialists never take into account that he pays millions of dollars more for the same benefits you pay very little for
    He's still taking home 75 MILLION DOLLARS (Dr.EVil).. He can live a hell of a lot easier than I can on 25k.. So no, the tax burden on me is higher.
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    and then exacting from the contributors--to whom a little means so much--a double share to guard the treasure!
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    He's still taking home 75 MILLION DOLLARS (Dr.EVil).. He can live a hell of a lot easier than I can on 25k.. So no, the tax burden on me is higher.
    and a cheeseburger cost him far less than it does to you

    but why should he pay more-you each get the same value

    you are engaging in the marxist nonsense that ability to pay is all that matters

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    It is patriotic to pay taxes as it is for America.

    I personally believe that the wealthiest Americans should pay higher tax rates. No, I don't whine because they have more money than me and I don't think that the current taxes are unfair. Personally, I couldn't care less about fairness, it's all about practicallity. What is our debt, $16 trill? We need EVERY penny we can get. Yes, we also need to make cuts in almost every department that we throw money into. Welfare, defemse, entitlements, everything. We spend far too much and bring in too little.
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    It is patriotic to pay taxes as it is for America.

    I personally believe that the wealthiest Americans should pay higher tax rates. No, I don't whine because they have more money than me and I don't think that the current taxes are unfair. Personally, I couldn't care less about fairness, it's all about practicallity. What is our debt, $16 trill? We need EVERY penny we can get. Yes, we also need to make cuts in almost every department that we throw money into. Welfare, defemse, entitlements, everything. We spend far too much and bring in too little.
    so you believe those who DRIVE the federal spending idiocy should pay far more taxes so they stop demanding more government?

    that's the only way we can use the tax code to stop the deficit madness because doubling the taxes on the top one percent might pay 7 days of the current spending nonsense

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    Romney refuses to release his tax returns, which 30 years of candidates have done before him. That to me is "hiding".
    So you are now claiming that the IRS is covering something up? Because if there was something wrong in them, they'd go after him, right? Should this whole thread be moved to the CT forum?
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    Hypothetically, Romney makes 150 million a year.. Lets say he pays 50% tax, that still 75 million he gets to take to the bank.
    So now you are suggesting that you get to decided that he has 'enough' money? How arrogant of you.

    I make 50k a year and bring home 25k.
    You are doing it wrong. I would expand upon that theme a bit, but that is against the rules.
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    so you believe those who DRIVE the federal spending idiocy should pay far more taxes so they stop demanding more government?

    that's the only way we can use the tax code to stop the deficit madness because doubling the taxes on the top one percent might pay 7 days of the current spending nonsense
    Our crazy spending definitely needs to be stopped yes and our government needs to bring in more money yes
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    and a cheeseburger cost him far less than it does to you

    but why should he pay more-you each get the same value

    you are engaging in the marxist nonsense that ability to pay is all that matters
    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.
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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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