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

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

    28 28.87%
  • No. There's comes a point in wealthiness where it just doesn't even matter anymore.

    61 62.89%
  • I'm not sure.

    8 8.25%
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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gawain View Post
    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.
    No, that's the bs you have bought into. We have debt as a country, and to reduced the debt, both need to be done.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by gmeyers1944 View Post
    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.
    It's both.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    It's both.
    Keep believing that nonsense.
    Its like a cocaine habit.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gawain View Post
    Keep believing that nonsense.
    Its like a cocaine habit.
    It's what all of us who found ourselves in debt would do. No, you're the one pretending here.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    It's what all of us who found ourselves in debt would do. No, you're the one pretending here.
    But that not what the government wants to do. They want more money to spend not get out of debt. And the rest of us cant just print money like the government can. If your spending more than you CAN make you have to cut spending not go rob someone else.

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

    No, it's not unreasonable, but I think we should think carefully on how we define "wealthy." I am firmly against Obama's definition of $250,000 and up being "wealthiest Americans," and I believe our tax brackets are biased against people in that income range - small business, upper middle class Americans. Someone earning $300,000 a year should not be taxed at the same rate as Wal-Mart's CEO. Our tax bracket needs to be more progressive so that people who truly can afford to pay those extra taxes (folks earning over, say, $500,000 per annum) are given a tax increase, while smaller businesses are left untouched; a 2% increase is much harder on a local shop owner than it is on the executive for a transnational corporation.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Vapor View Post
    No, it's not unreasonable, but I think we should think carefully on how we define "wealthy." I am firmly against Obama's definition of $250,000 and up being "wealthiest Americans," and I believe our tax brackets are biased against people in that income range - small business, upper middle class Americans. Someone earning $300,000 a year should not be taxed at the same rate as Wal-Mart's CEO. Our tax bracket needs to be more progressive so that people who truly can afford to pay those extra taxes (folks earning over, say, $500,000 per annum) are given a tax increase, while smaller businesses are left untouched; a 2% increase is much harder on a local shop owner than it is on the executive for a transnational corporation.
    Is that you Obama? Can you tell me what percentage of ones income is enough for you?

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

    in order to get out of the hole we are in you do need to do both, increase revenue and decrease spending. the problem is that the decrease in spending never comes. the govt always finds some excuse to keep putting them off so they can fund some new pet project spending. and this is why i am against tax increases. it's like throwing money at a crackhead because he promises he will stop smoking crack next week
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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gawain View Post
    But that not what the government wants to do. They want more money to spend not get out of debt. And the rest of us cant just print money like the government can. If your spending more than you CAN make you have to cut spending not go rob someone else.
    Whether that is what they are want or not is irrelevant to the point. Instead of playing their game, we should demand what is actually 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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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    It's what all of us who found ourselves in debt would do. No, you're the one pretending here.
    I cannot give myself a raise like government can, but I can control my spending.

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