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 Manc Skipper View Post
    If he's only doing that job for the cash, then **** him.
    Nice attitude. Go around and pay doctors and lawyers the same as street sweepers, but don't complain when you can't get medical attention or legal advice.

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

    Doctors work office hours. They have the strongest union known to man, because they control entry to their profession. If there are slightly too few doctors then their hourly rate goes up. The reason for hospitals is 24 hour nursing care, not medicine, yet nurses earn much less than doctors, though the educational requirement is similar. Nurses pay isn't much better than street sweepers' and the hours are a lot worse, yet if anything there's an oversupply, keeping their pay low.
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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Doctors work office hours. They have the strongest union known to man, because they control entry to their profession. If there are slightly too few doctors then their hourly rate goes up. The reason for hospitals is 24 hour nursing care, not medicine, yet nurses earn much less than doctors, though the educational requirement is similar. Nurses pay isn't much better than street sweepers' and the hours are a lot worse, yet if anything there's an oversupply, keeping their pay low.
    Uh, yeah...England sure is not similar to America in that aspect. In the states, nurses make a terrific salary, and their educational requirements don't even come close to a doctor's.

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

    We need to separate income tax from corporate tax. For some reason, lots of small businesses are taxed at the individual rate.

    Until that happens I support no tax raises on anyone.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire X View Post
    We need to separate income tax from corporate tax. For some reason, lots of small businesses are taxed at the individual rate.

    Until that happens I support no tax raises on anyone.
    They're taxed at the individual rate because that's most beneficial to many of them. They could be taxed at a corporate rate if they so choose, but often enough it'd hurt.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    They're taxed at the individual rate because that's most beneficial to many of them. They could be taxed at a corporate rate if they so choose, but often enough it'd hurt.
    I'd like to see that change. I'd also like to see the US move towards a 0% corporate tax environment. Now THAT would create jobs.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire X View Post
    I'd like to see that change. I'd also like to see the US move towards a 0% corporate tax environment. Now THAT would create jobs.
    Big business already pays almost nothing in taxes... and you want to reward their tax dodging by removing their tax burden totally.. yea that will work. How about the trillions they get in subsidies.. want to get rid of that too?
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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Big business already pays almost nothing in taxes... and you want to reward their tax dodging by removing their tax burden totally.. yea that will work. How about the trillions they get in subsidies.. want to get rid of that too?
    America has the 2nd highest corporate tax rate in the world, behind Japan. However, PeteEU has spoken. Therefore, it must be true.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    America has the 2nd highest corporate tax rate in the world, behind Japan. However, PeteEU has spoken. Therefore, it must be true.

    You get terrific internet reception from that rock you're living under.
    And yet you have one of the lowest tax burdens for corporations in the world. They might have on paper a large tax rate, but in reality these corporations pay very little and their actual burden is under 3%.
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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    It is not a matter of "can they", it is a matter of "should they".

    hell, they could pay 99% in taxes and live like the rest of us, but where then is the incentive to go above and beyond?

    my baby bro is a pediatric heart surgeon. do you really think he would have spent 4 years in college, 4 years in medical school, 4 years general surgery residence, 3 years cardio-thorasic residence and 1 year in pediatrics to turn around a pay so much taxes that he gets to keep the same amount of $$$$ that some guy who graduated HS and went straight to work at some factory?
    The guy in the factory ALREADY makes more than any Jr Dr. LOL

    education and pay have NOTHING to do with each other in USA.

    (having worked in a University for 8 years I saw this every day)

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