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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I don't know of anyone that supports your strawman there!
    his post makes far more sense to me than the craving of a eurosocialist mediocrity that you often espouse

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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    I note the objections of the wealthy as regards raising taxes. Their share is allegedely disproportionate. My property taxes are over 10% of my income. Then there are sales taxes, telephone taxes, Natural Gas taxes, Electric taxes, and Gasoline taxes. In my world, it looks like about 30% of my income goes to some kind of taxes. Do the rich pay 30%? I wish that they would start paying the same percentage of the gross that I do.

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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I note the objections of the wealthy as regards raising taxes. Their share is allegedely disproportionate. My property taxes are over 10% of my income. Then there are sales taxes, telephone taxes, Natural Gas taxes, Electric taxes, and Gasoline taxes. In my world, it looks like about 30% of my income goes to some kind of taxes. Do the rich pay 30%? I wish that they would start paying the same percentage of the gross that I do.
    so in your mind all taxes-property, sales, dog licenses etc should be progressive?

    or should taxes be based on what you receive in value?

    the people making between 400K a year and 5 million, ie the VAST majority of those hit by the tax increases pay the highest effective federal tax rates

    they also pay death taxes-something never figured into those tax rates that lefties like to use-tax rates that include all sorts of taxes never intended to be progressive-in order to claim that the FEDERAL tax rate is not progressive enough because it doesn't make up for those other taxes

    you also ignore that someone like me pays hundreds of dollars for every tax dollar I get in benefits while most people pay less than a dollar for every dollar of benefit they get

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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    so in your mind all taxes-property, sales, dog licenses etc should be progressive?

    or should taxes be based on what you receive in value?

    the people making between 400K a year and 5 million, ie the VAST majority of those hit by the tax increases pay the highest effective federal tax rates

    they also pay death taxes-something never figured into those tax rates that lefties like to use-tax rates that include all sorts of taxes never intended to be progressive-in order to claim that the FEDERAL tax rate is not progressive enough because it doesn't make up for those other taxes

    you also ignore that someone like me pays hundreds of dollars for every tax dollar I get in benefits while most people pay less than a dollar for every dollar of benefit they get
    My post intended to point out that the wealthy talk like they pay disproportionately high percentages of the the tax. It simply aint' so, By the way, I don't get any benefits other than Veteran health care, but since I am healthy, that is nearly zero. Ergo, you should buck up and pay your fair share without all the squealin', don't you think? You should even pay a little extra so you don't feel like the poor are supporting you.

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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    My post intended to point out that the wealthy talk like they pay disproportionately high percentages of the the tax. It simply aint' so, By the way, I don't get any benefits other than Veteran health care, but since I am healthy, that is nearly zero. Ergo, you should buck up and pay your fair share without all the squealin', don't you think? You should even pay a little extra so you don't feel like the poor are supporting you.
    they are correct when it comes to the main tax in this country-the federal income tax and on top of it the death tax.

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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    The recent planned tax increases won't even make a dent in our yearly deficit. It was never about reducing it, it's about making it seem like they're doing something by taxing the rich. Spending is bloated and needs to be cut, plain and simple.
    Can't make a dent with cuts alone either. Especially the type cuts often mentioned. You must raise taxes and cut from the big three or you're really not serious about tackling the deficit.

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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Can't make a dent with cuts alone either. Especially the type cuts often mentioned. You must raise taxes and cut from the big three or you're really not serious about tackling the deficit.
    the increase on "the rich" was never intended to do anything other than

    1) placate those who blame the rich for their own lot in life so they vote for the deems

    2) convince the weakminded that now there is more "revenue" meaning the government can continue to spend on them

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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    the increase on "the rich" was never intended to do anything other than

    1) placate those who blame the rich for their own lot in life so they vote for the deems

    2) convince the weakminded that now there is more "revenue" meaning the government can continue to spend on them


    Doesn't change a thing I said.

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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post


    Doesn't change a thing I said.
    actually it does-you implied that tax hikes on the rich are needed to make a dent

    I denied that was the intent

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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    actually it does-you implied that tax hikes on the rich are needed to make a dent

    I denied that was the intent
    I did not address intent, only what was really needed. Do you know what I said was needed?

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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