View Poll Results: Is it unreasonable to pay a little more?

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  • Yes. I'm a greedy bastard!! I need MORE!!!

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  • No. There's comes a point in wealthiness where it just doesn't even matter anymore.

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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.


    No you just have to make real cuts. No one has suggested any. They only speak of slowing the growth not reducing anything. Only in DC can they call reducing a proposed increase from 20 billion to 10 billion a 10 billion dollar cut in spending.

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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.
    Other than make it total BS

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I pay 30% of my gross income to taxes (maybe more). I suggest the wealthy should pay 30% of their gross income to taxes. I just want them to pay the same percentage as me, nothing more. That would be an equally shared burden and routinely patriotic.
    since you cannot or will not provide examples of taxes you pay that the wealthy do not also pay, how about you provide some proof that the wealthy do not pay the same % of their gross in taxes as you?

    personally, I could care **** all whether they pay the exact same % as me, since they pay much much more in actual dollars than i do. my kid brother is one of those wealthy bastards you bitch about (spent 17 years in school and training to become a pediatric heart surgeon) and he paid more income tax last year than i grossed.
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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    You need to get someone to read to you, because I said no such thing. Perhaps it's just an extreme case of dyslexia. I'm certain it can't be stupidity, but one must be careful not to give such impressions. I just think those wealthy crybabies need to relate to taxes on a proportional basis. The poor are burdened excessively by the current tax system, not the rich. If you want to continue, we can go into forced costs like auto inspections, crap rolling downhill, like auto emission systems, State supported casinos, and other Corporate mandated costs passed along to end users like me and Grandmaw and the dog.
    How when they pay no taxes and only get money from the government?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I pay 30% of my gross income to taxes (maybe more). I suggest the wealthy should pay 30% of their gross income to taxes. I just want them to pay the same percentage as me, nothing more. That would be an equally shared burden and routinely patriotic.
    I venture they pay close to 50% when all taxes are added up.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gawain View Post
    No you just have to make real cuts. No one has suggested any. They only speak of slowing the growth not reducing anything. Only in DC can they call reducing a proposed increase from 20 billion to 10 billion a 10 billion dollar cut in spending.
    Follow what s being said. Anyone serious seeks to do both.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    I call BS on this. Produce the forms that show what you pay. For unless you are rich, or REALLY bad at doing your taxes, there is no way you pay 30% of your gross to taxes. IRS data alone shows that as far as payroll taxes go, the effective rate paid by people goes up as income goes up, and those in the middle class are paying about 7% give or take, once all deduction and such are in. Which would mean you are pay another 23% of your gross on other taxes. Again, pure BS without anything to back it up.
    he is combining all the various taxes he pays... sales tax, gasoline tax, etc. which is 1. dishonest and 2. ignores the fact that the wealthy pay those exact same taxes
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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    I answered that raising taxes on anyone is unreasonable. I am not rich and I am not greedy. Raising taxes will not balance the budget. The problem is not lack of revenue, it is a lack of control of spending.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Follow what s being said. Anyone serious seeks to do both.
    No they dont. We spend to much. Thats the only problem. If anything we need to cut revenue to this bloated monster. Make them live within their means like the rest of us. Not use our money to bribe others to vote for their nonsense.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    I call BS on this. Produce the forms that show what you pay. For unless you are rich, or REALLY bad at doing your taxes, there is no way you pay 30% of your gross to taxes. IRS data alone shows that as far as payroll taxes go, the effective rate paid by people goes up as income goes up, and those in the middle class are paying about 7% give or take, once all deduction and such are in. Which would mean you are pay another 23% of your gross on other taxes. Again, pure BS without anything to back it up.
    I produced. Identified the basic taxes. More of my electric bill is for items other than electricity than it is for electricity. Natural Gas has similar problems, not quite as extreme. Taxes on gasoline are a significant portion of the cost. If you live in a cave, forgive me for thinking you may be out of touch with the real world. I will try to restrain Grandmaw from crapping in your oatmeal. we haven't even brought in sales tax on autos. Registration on autos. Inspections on autos. Maintenance on faux emission controls. Tax on motor oil.

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