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 Boo Radley View Post
    What are you not getting, the fact that a lot doesn't give me any idea what you consider a lot, or that most, a majority actually work?
    yep. let the fleas vote to tax the dog to death. then the fleas starve and everybody is dead
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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by cannuck View Post
    Nothing could be further from the truth. It is a capital GAINS tax, not a capital tax (which DOES exist in some countries - heck even some states). You only pay capital gains tax on money that was given to you because your asset was sold for more than you paid. Problem is, when that happens, someone else had a corresponding loss (either in cash or value) and zero wealth is created - it is merely being redistributed.

    Double taxation happens on DIVIDEND income - in which case the company pays its tax on earnings and then you pay again on your share of the tax paid profits of the company shared with you by paying a dividend.

    An intelligent tax system would tax the living crap out of capital gains - because when a capital gain occurs, there is zero wealth created. 99% of what Wall Street does is just that - capital gains in the world of Casino Capitalism - where everything is run for a capital gain and nobody is INVESTING any money into productive ventures.

    Now you know how I voted and why. Tax capital gains to death and kill of Wall Street's Casino Capitalism the creates zilch and bring CAPITALISM back into the world by leaving the field open for actual investment in businesses that make things and actually DO something. Most of the really wealthy people make very little of their money from wealth that is created - they instead live on capital gains from wealth that is re-distributed. No harm in taxing that back to discourage such horrid use of capital.

    Meanwhile, do I think it will make any difference to the debt crisis? Hell no! The US makes Greece look like a truly conservative country. It is spending far, far beyond its diminished means and is doing nothing to make the money it will need in the future to fund even a modest portion of that largess.
    this is one of the most moronic suggestions that I have seen on this board in over 7 years

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

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    yep. let the fleas vote to tax the dog to death. then the fleas starve and everybody is dead
    Working folks are fleas?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    this is one of the most moronic suggestions that I have seen on this board in over 7 years
    Says the guy who thinks the country has been socialist since FDR.
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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Says the guy who thinks the country has been socialist since FDR.
    FDR infected this country with some socialist germs.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    FDR infected this country with some socialist germs.

    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
    so you deny that some of what FDR did was based on socialism? that is different than saying he was a socialist

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    FDR infected this country with some socialist germs.
    Yep that is what libertarians believe! Sure is a good thing they represent less than 1% of the country. LOL!
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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    yep. let the fleas vote to tax the dog to death. then the fleas starve and everybody is dead
    fleas have low IQs and don't live long-they aren't smart enough to think that far ahead

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Yep that is what libertarians believe! Sure is a good thing they represent less than 1% of the country. LOL!
    you seem to think quantity is more important than quality

    its like saying you should adopt the training methods of all the guys who cannot make a college team because there are far more of them than those who make the Olympic medal rounds

    but then again when one is content to never win it makes sense

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