View Poll Results: Is it unreasonable to pay a little 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 Thrilla View Post
    the rich don't miss the money?..what the hell?

    what universe do you call home?
    Every wealthy person I know accounts for every cent.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    The real assholes are those that don't acknowledge that as the rich get richer, the poor get poorer. That is what has been happening since the year 2000, and they want even more as the posters here make obvious as they attempt to demonize the poor. That'd be the poor. Lots of them ain't working.
    why do the poor get poorer? too much sloth? too much sucking on the public tit. No one really demonizes those who are poor because they cannot help it. we demonize people who are poor because they do stupid stuff like get knocked up in HS, drop out of HS, do drugs or get felony records.

    and we demonize greedy power hunger assholes in office who pretend they care for the poor in order to justify more government (that they use to get wealthy off of)

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    so you are saying that the dems don't use the poor to justify income redistribution, higher taxes etc
    Most of the wealth distribution is to the wealthy. As noted, the wealthy pay less taxes today than in the past. Laws have been passed that help employers defeat unions, stagnate workers wages, while growing the divide between rich and poor. So, yeah, your whining is largely misplaced and more excuse making than anything else. The difference between the party are minor, and the changes had Romney won would have been minor.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    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.
    If you create a system in which people die of hunger, the social darwnism TD referred to, you may wonder how succesful you'll be minimizing coercion and promoting voluntary association. If that's libertarianism, I'd rather be a socialist.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    the rich don't miss the money?..what the hell?

    what universe do you call home?
    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    why do the poor get poorer? too much sloth? too much sucking on the public tit. No one really demonizes those who are poor because they cannot help it. we demonize people who are poor because they do stupid stuff like get knocked up in HS, drop out of HS, do drugs or get felony records.

    and we demonize greedy power hunger assholes in office who pretend they care for the poor in order to justify more government (that they use to get wealthy off of)
    lol Can you be more cliché?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Evenstar View Post
    lol Can you be more cliché?
    when IN rome.

    and lots of poor people have only themselves to blame

    and blaming the rich for poor people being poor is like blaming fit athletes for fat people (whether their obesity is due to medical conditions or eating like hogs)

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    when IN rome.

    and lots of poor people have only themselves to blame

    and blaming the rich for poor people being poor is like blaming fit athletes for fat people (whether their obesity is due to medical conditions or eating like hogs)
    ok but at least you'd have to admit that some people are in poverty due to lay offs. While a large percentage are lazy, and are poor due to their own dumb decisions, an increasing number of people are losing ground due to economic conditions beyond their control. just sayin..

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Evenstar View Post
    ok but at least you'd have to admit that some people are in poverty due to lay offs. While a large percentage are lazy, and are poor due to their own dumb decisions, an increasing number of people are losing ground due to economic conditions beyond their control. just sayin..
    I support charity for those in bad straights due to no fault of their own

    what pisses me off are that some power hungry people support keeping people poor and dependent

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I support charity for those in bad straights due to no fault of their own

    what pisses me off are that some power hungry people support keeping people poor and dependent
    Good. You see that. There are those in government who want people dependent, and have set up the current system to that end.

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

    Yes, as is thei current rate of taxation.
    "I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money." -Thomas Sowell

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