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 iguanaman View Post
    Yet you are paying far smaller % of you income in taxes now, when you figure them all. Why is that more painful?
    WHAT?!!??? A smaller percentage????? Heck no!! Just because Warren Buffet pays a smaller effective tax rate than his secretary doesn't mean that is typical for the rest of us!
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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laura80L View Post
    Well I figured the only reliable and acceptable source would be straight from the gov... and they don't seem to be too current on these things... go figure.
    Didn't complain about the source.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    nope. when it comes to paying taxes to fund the govt, fair should be about the % of the govt you fund. if I pay more into the govt than you...you cannot accuse me of not paying my fair share. no matter what either of us makes

    you and I go to mickey Ds and the bill is $20. "fair" is we each pay $10, not I pay $19.50 and you pay $.50 simply because I have more money in my pocket.
    LOL You think the Govt. is a hamburger joint. No wonder you are confused. Equal pain means an equal % of you income at least.
    Tax rates are based on what the person can afford to pay and always have been.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Laura80L View Post
    WHAT?!!??? A smaller percentage????? Heck no!! Just because Warren Buffet pays a smaller effective tax rate than his secretary doesn't mean that is typical for the rest of us!
    Historically, the wealthy are paying a smaller percentage.

    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
    Historically, the wealthy are paying a smaller percentage.
    I had posted two government sources that prove otherwise.
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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laura80L View Post
    I had posted two government sources that prove otherwise.
    You cover about a decade. We've been around longer that that. And nothing in your data is significant to this question. Percentage of their income.

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

    All this "high tax" talk going against American principles or what not is ridiculous.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    You cover about a decade. We've been around longer that that. And nothing in your data is significant to this question. Percentage of their income.
    What do the tax rates prior to 1979 tell us? I wasn't born until 1980, and according to the sources, tax rates throughout my lifetime have always been progressive. Whatever happened in 1978 doesn't change the fact that my tax burden was far less painful in 2002 than in 2011. I now have a bigger bill and a higher percentage.
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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Laura

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Nope. But it's your logic based on what you said elsewhere.


    You are lying or you could provide a quote where I ever said such a thing.
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