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

    to put 'tax hikes on the rich' into perspective, and see it's not 'taking more' that is going to resolve the issues.....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    No, we do not. Government consumes far too much of the nation's wealth as it is. Allowing government to consume even more of our wealth (which is what you clearly mean by “We need new sources of revenue”) is the exact opposite of a solution to our current fiscal problems. It will only make things worse.

    The only genuine solution has to begin with cutting government spending to a level below its current revenues. We need government to “live within its means”, just as you and I must.
    You would have to cut it by about a third and that's just to break even today, and depending on how you would change social security or medicare they would have to be cut again in the future to not go over cost.

    What would you cut to get us below our current revenue levels?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    to put 'tax hikes on the rich' into perspective, and see it's not 'taking more' that is going to resolve the issues.....

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    It doesn't hurt, we just need to combine it with other things.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    What we really need to do is stop spending more than we bring in. Common sense, I know, but something entirely foreign to the government.
    There's nothing wrong with some debt, its actually helpful to the economy for the government to be in a constant state of borrowing money. They just can't go too far as they have now.

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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?
    Whats really going on is that the government is deliberately putting us further into debt and are conning retarded idiots into thinking we just need to tax the **** out of the rich to solve our debt instead of drastically cutting spending.
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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    It doesn't hurt, we just need to combine it with other things.
    Oh BS. Our government, across all levels, has run unconstrained for a long long time, it has never seriously limited itself to it's purpose or intent or to act responsibly with our money, and the majority of our citizens are either too lazy or too stupid to hold them accountable and force them to be fiscally responsible.

    What have we heard over and over from the president? A 'balanced approach'... and what is the latest deal? 1 dollar in 'cuts' for every 41 in NEW spending. Sorry, but the MATH doesn't work.

    It would be nice if people quit being so selfish and greedy and thought about future generations.
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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Totally agree, but there's two sides to this equation. We need new sources of revenue and spending cuts at the same time.
    Giving people who have a serious spending problem more money when they haven't made any actual serious cuts is a horrible idea. What is reasonable is that they make drastic cuts and if that doesn't pay off the debt then ask for more money.
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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    There's nothing wrong with some debt, its actually helpful to the economy for the government to be in a constant state of borrowing money. They just can't go too far as they have now.
    Borrowing some money and paying it back, no. Borrowing tons of money that they can never pay back, yes. In real life, people who do the former are good credit risks. People who do the second are bankrupt.
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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Oh BS. Our government, across all levels, has run unconstrained for a long long time, it has never seriously limited itself to it's purpose or intent or to act responsibly with our money, and the majority of our citizens are either too lazy or too stupid to hold them accountable and force them to be fiscally responsible.

    What have we heard over and over from the president? A 'balanced approach'... and what is the latest deal? 1 dollar in 'cuts' for every 41 in NEW spending. Sorry, but the MATH doesn't work.

    It would be nice if people quit being so selfish and greedy and thought about future generations.
    Yes I agree we need serious cuts, and we need better governance over the money the government does have, but I think new revenue is also as must as well.

    Nobody seriously wants to cut government down to the level where no new revenue would be required to reduce the deficit, not even Republicans, so lets stop pretending that's a feasible outcome or a real solution.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    It doesn't hurt, we just need to combine it with other things.
    Ok, so we have raised taxes, now what? We are still $1,000,000,000,000 each year.

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