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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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sKiTzo View Post

    This whole "fiscal cliff" thing, IMO, is really about one thing. GREED. The same people who are pushing to raise the debt ceiling are the same ones who don't want to pay a little more, and being such an elite small sliver, are probably the same ones who have been benefitting from these overexpenditures. If you are one of the small sliver of wealthiest at the top, you make obscene amounts of money. You live vastly beyond comfortably, and anything you want, you can easily afford ten thousandfold. So what's REALLY going on?
    Greed?

    Wow - pot meet kettle. . . I look at our piss poor government's version of budgeting and spending to be nested in Greed.

    People don't want to sacrifice - so they're just going to haggle more and more . . . at what point is enough enough? At what point is it ok for us to demand our government begin to spend our tax money wisely and not continue to glutton itself on our hard work and profits?

    I draw the line at anything more or new - they earn plenty. If they really want to earn my support on anything tax-hike in the future they need to prove they value their current revenue and aren't looking the tax horse in the mouth.
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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    They will be paid by everyones $$$ because everyone pays into the system one way or another.
    I think the point was that some get more than they pay in.
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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakryte View Post
    I think the point was that some get more than they pay in.
    and those are the very ones that complain the other guy isn't paying enough
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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    I have seen no scans of paperwork showing such things, so no, you haven't produced anything but a load of BS.
    I can only assume if you don't know anything when you go to bed, ya' ain't likely to know anything when ya' wakes up. I don't recollect who it was said that. Now speakin' at the empty chair, I bought my property when I was making money and I'm now retired. My property taxes, just by themselves area a little over 20% of my income. I spend $2500/yr. on gasoline, $2500/yr on utilities (gas and electric), $300/yr. on car registrations, $400/yr on inspections and the bullsheet repairs to get through those inspections, sales tax on everything and you can tell the empty chair representing the vapid sentient entity to do the math and then apologize and admit that ones cerebellum was deeply impacted when the rash and hubris statement was spewed. Proportionately, as I stated, I and many others in my income bracket, pay 30% to taxes.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I can only assume if you don't know anything when you go to bed, ya' ain't likely to know anything when ya' wakes up. I don't recollect who it was said that. Now speakin' at the empty chair, I bought my property when I was making money and I'm now retired. My property taxes, just by themselves area a little over 20% of my income. I spend $2500/yr. on gasoline, $2500/yr on utilities (gas and electric), $300/yr. on car registrations, $400/yr on inspections and the bullsheet repairs to get through those inspections, sales tax on everything and you can tell the empty chair representing the vapid sentient entity to do the math and then apologize and admit that ones cerebellum was deeply impacted when the rash and hubris statement was spewed. Proportionately, as I stated, I and many others in my income bracket, pay 30% to taxes.
    boo dee freakin hoo. if you don't like paying taxes, sell your property and cut your annual tax bill by 2/3rds
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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    boo dee freakin hoo. if you don't like paying taxes, sell your property and cut your annual tax bill by 2/3rds

    I'm not crying or whining. It's the wealthy that are crying and whining. Is that you? Just pay your proportionate percentage and be done with it. If you need to cry and whine some more, buy a towel. Perhaps it's deductible. "Yes. I'm a greedy bastard!! I need MORE!!!" Do that ring a bell with y'all?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I'm not crying or whining. It's the wealthy that are crying and whining. Is that you? Just pay your proportionate percentage and be done with it. If you need to cry and whine some more, buy a towel. Perhaps it's deductible. "Yes. I'm a greedy bastard!! I need MORE!!!" Do that ring a bell with y'all?
    seems you've made several posts whining and crying that the rich don't pay enough taxes. keep the towel for yourself...you are the one who needs it.
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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    i have a desire for other peoples money by wanting to raise taxes on the rich? Interesting premise..
    if people want something and are unwilling to pay for it but instead demand others pay more taxes I don't find their attitude to be any different than that off a thief. they are merely outsourcing thievery and of course, outsourcing something one can do for themselves is the Sine qua non of the leftwing mindset

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    if people want something and are unwilling to pay for it but instead demand others pay more taxes I don't find their attitude to be any different than that off a thief. they are merely outsourcing thievery and of course, outsourcing something one can do for themselves is the Sine qua non of the leftwing mindset
    Yes, if people want police, they should be Illinois to pay for it. If people want firefighters, they should be willing to pay for it. If people want healthcare, they should be willing to Pay for it. So, what are you going on about?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    like I keep saying. it always seems to be those paying the least that complain someone else is not paying enough.
    for sure, people paying an effective rate of 5-9% whine that its unfair that investors are paying an effective rate of 15% in investment income which is less than those with earned income of 350K pay. Guess what-people with salaries or 300K or more ARE NOT WHINING ABOUT the lower rates on investment income because any smart high salaried person is investing some of his earned income. Rather its those who don't have the discipline or the ability to invest whining that the rich aren't getting screwed over enough

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