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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?

    I say the higher end ought to help out more.

    I'm in no means rich. This is just a difficult question... And bias at that! Just saying, rich people aren't the only one's who can be greedy. Of course the poor want the higher end to help out, but the one thing you have to remember is that the rich weren't always rich. It came a time where hard work payed off. You can't reward a population of laziness.. Success stories are so popular now-a-days. It's not like poor people can't become successful. It just takes hard work and dedication. As Americans we all have equal opportunity.

    In saying all of this, there definitely is a hierarchy where money stops being a problem. Only at that point do I agree with the above statement. Overall though, being equal citizens with equal rights and expectations I think we should all pay the same percentage of taxes. It's only fair. It's only America.
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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Don't know about the stupid, but there was likely some doubt Romney was a better option.
    He was certainly more qualified in the economy, but whether or not he would've done things better, we will never know.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    It would seem they don't. For it's just some of the rehashed anti-rich crap the hippies would putting out in the 60's..
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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    He was certainly more qualified in the economy, but whether or not he would've done things better, we will never know.
    I don't think so. He had more experience running a company, but neither a country nor a national economy is a business. The president has far less control than a CEO, and the government sells no product.

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

    There is nothing wrong with asking the wealthy to pay a little more. However, taxing the rich more must be done in addition to cutting the budget. Our spending is out of control, and there is no way we can balance the budget by taxing the rich. If we do not address our spending problems, there will be a point where the level at which we tax the wealthy will be out of control.

    Both spending cuts and taxing the rich a little more side by side is the best way to do things.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I don't think so. He had more experience running a company, but neither a country nor a national economy is a business. The president has far less control than a CEO, and the government sells no product.
    Well, 200+ years of running the country unlike a business as certainly lead us to a great spot in terms of the economy and the debt on our kids shoulders. eh?
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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by cannuck View Post
    That is in no way attributed to "trickle down economics" but to liberalized international trade and opening formally closed economies to the miracle of entrepreneurialism. A massive amount of the success of developing nations is genuinely "bottom up" driven.
    My point is, the rich getting richer usually implicates that they are employing more people and producing more products/services.

    Billions and billions of dollars have been invested in these countries that otherwise would not have. That investment was not by people who were poor, nor did it spontaneously appear in countries so poor their citizens would dig through dumpsters for food.

    We invest in their countries, we use their cheap labor, their citizens have money, their economies flourish.

    Perhaps it is merely a difference of definitions. I don't consider "trickle down" as the give the rich money and somehow it'll trickle down. I say a strong economy will inevitably make the rich richer, while making the poor richer as well. The things consider most important are strong business fundamentals, free trade, capital investment and large profits for future reinvestment, all of this usually causes wages to rise and everyone to be better off. If what you mean by "bottom up" to be rising wages of those formerly in poverty creating flourishing markets, then yes I agree. But I see the second as being an inevitable result of the first.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    Do these partisan hacks ever get old after awhile?
    Partisan Hacks? Please explain the transfer of wealth, where have the jobs gone, where did the rich get their new found wealth from? What's your version? It had to come from some where right? My explanation is simple and obvious they stole it from the poor and middle class.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I don't think so. He had more experience running a company, but neither a country nor a national economy is a business. The president has far less control than a CEO, and the government sells no product.
    The key phrase is more qualified. Maybe running a business isn't like running a country. But there has to be some skills he acquired that overlap the two, which is more then our President could say.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by BassDrop View Post
    There is nothing wrong with asking the wealthy to pay a little more. However, taxing the rich more must be done in addition to cutting the budget. Our spending is out of control, and there is no way we can balance the budget by taxing the rich. If we do not address our spending problems, there will be a point where the level at which we tax the wealthy will be out of control.

    Both spending cuts and taxing the rich a little more side by side is the best way to do things.
    OPPS You may have over looked some thing like revenue created by American workers, what do you think?

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