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 TurtleDude View Post
    NOpe but people will try harder to find work when they don't have a public tit to suck on

    I am a big supporter of private charity and give tens of thousands to private charitable causes from funding the education of smart but poor kids to helping treat badly burned children
    I have no problem helping people who cannot help themselves
    I have a major problem with enabling people who will not help themselves
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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    I have no problem helping people who cannot help themselves
    I have a major problem with enabling people who will not help themselves
    and who then claim we need to pay more and more while voting for politicians like Obama

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    And here I thought by the very nature of percentages, the rich WERE paying more than everyone else. Not only is their tax rate typically higher, 20-35% of a million is substantially higher than 0% of $30k. In my opinion, unless you're paying more than the rich are, in either percentage or net value, it's rather hypocritical to say they're not paying "enough". New taxes are always great unless you're the one who has to pay for it, right?
    The funny thing is that more progressive taxes are good for all of us. The rich don't miss the money and when it gets spent by the Govt. it increases growth and GDP. A strong growing economy is good for all income levels. Once the balance is corrected we can look forward to a new growth period when wages go up for all and not just the few at the top. Isn't that what everyone should want?

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

    I think a good compromise would have been zero corporate rate but then taxing capital gains like regular income on everything except when companies offer stock to fund growth and business operations plus meaningful spending cuts. That would get the rich to pay a more fair share and at same time provide great incentive for growth.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by waas View Post
    So let me get this straight. You want to apply natural selection to human beings, saying that if one can't find work, they will die?
    Worse, he suggests that social Darwinism is a logical entailment of a belief in evolutionary theory.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    The funny thing is that more progressive taxes are good for all of us. The rich don't miss the money and when it gets spent by the Govt. it increases growth and GDP. A strong growing economy is good for all income levels. Once the balance is corrected we can look forward to a new growth period when wages go up for all and not just the few at the top. Isn't that what everyone should want?
    its hilarious that those who are undertaxed due to the buy the vote game pretend those who are overtaxed don't need the money

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Djoop View Post
    Worse, he suggests that social Darwinism is a logical entailment of a belief in evolutionary theory.
    interesting libertarian position there

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    interesting libertarian position there
    I'm a real libertarian, I really believe people have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Without food that becomes somewhat difficult.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Djoop View Post
    I'm a real libertarian, I really believe people have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Without food that becomes somewhat difficult.
    OK so you believe its permissible for the government to forcibly redistribute income to those unable or (usually) unwilling to take care of themselves. that is not a libertarian, that is a welfare socialist

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Djoop View Post
    I'm a real libertarian, I really believe people have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Without food that becomes somewhat difficult.
    very poor understanding of the concepts there, brother. when the founders wrote about the right to life, I'm pretty sure they didn't mean that the government should provide everyone with food and shelter.
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