View Poll Results: Is it unreasonable to pay a little more?

Voters
97. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes. I'm a greedy bastard!! I need MORE!!!

    28 28.87%
  • No. There's comes a point in wealthiness where it just doesn't even matter anymore.

    61 62.89%
  • I'm not sure.

    8 8.25%
Page 1 of 81 1231151 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 809

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

  1. #1
    Professor
    sKiTzo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    OC California
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:25 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    2,213

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



    This whole "fiscal cliff" thing, IMO, is really about one thing. GREED. The same people who are pushing to raise the debt ceiling are the same ones who don't want to pay a little more, and being such an elite small sliver, are probably the same ones who have been benefitting from these overexpenditures. If you are one of the small sliver of wealthiest at the top, you make obscene amounts of money. You live vastly beyond comfortably, and anything you want, you can easily afford ten thousandfold. So what's REALLY going on?

  2. #2
    Gradualist

    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Last Seen
    09-25-17 @ 12:48 PM
    Lean
    Socialist
    Posts
    34,949
    Blog Entries
    6

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

    Is it unreasonable? No
    Is it necessary? Yes
    Whats gong on? Greed


  3. #3
    Engineer

    RabidAlpaca's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    American in Europe
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:46 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    14,567

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

    The recent planned tax increases won't even make a dent in our yearly deficit. It was never about reducing it, it's about making it seem like they're doing something by taxing the rich. Spending is bloated and needs to be cut, plain and simple.
    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

  4. #4
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Ft. Campbell, KY
    Last Seen
    12-31-14 @ 08:37 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    12,177

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    The recent planned tax increases won't even make a dent in our yearly deficit. It was never about reducing it, it's about making it seem like they're doing something by taxing the rich. Spending is bloated and needs to be cut, plain and simple.
    Totally agree, but there's two sides to this equation. We need new sources of revenue and spending cuts at the same time.

  5. #5
    Sage
    Quag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Earth
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 09:00 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    19,003

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

    There is already a progressive tax system. so the poll is silly. The options are silly.
    Just curious why do certain people always make extremely biased polls?
    This happens on pretty much every side of every issue.

    Better poll would be should rates for the highest earners increase and why?
    Yes
    No
    Not sure

    Simple unbiased and less likely to start off with personal attacks (though those always seem to come in eventually)
    A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
    Winston Churchill



    A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
    Winston Churchill

  6. #6
    Engineer

    RabidAlpaca's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    American in Europe
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:46 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    14,567

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

    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?
    Last edited by RabidAlpaca; 01-01-13 at 09:16 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

  7. #7
    Sage

    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Goldsboro,PA
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 12:16 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    5,595
    Blog Entries
    1

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    The recent planned tax increases won't even make a dent in our yearly deficit. It was never about reducing it, it's about making it seem like they're doing something by taxing the rich. Spending is bloated and needs to be cut, plain and simple.
    Of course the higher taxes will "make a dent"....every little bit helps....It angers me that Romney's, or any wealthy man's, real tax percentage was 13%, while mine at one tenth the income was 11%...
    Fairness over greed.
    The Bush tax cuts should never have been allowed.
    I do agree that spending is out of hand...this applies to both private and public sectors, in a great many areas.
    Salaries to "bosses" - way out of hand...
    Truth over propaganda.

  8. #8
    Sage
    Quag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Earth
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 09:00 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    19,003

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

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Of course the higher taxes will "make a dent"....every little bit helps....It angers me that Romney's, or any wealthy man's, real tax percentage was 13%, while mine at one tenth the income was 11%...
    Fairness over greed.
    The Bush tax cuts should never have been allowed.
    I do agree that spending is out of hand...this applies to both private and public sectors, in a great many areas.
    Salaries to "bosses" - way out of hand...
    Truth over propaganda.
    So Romney pays more than you in both % and total $ and that angers you?
    I think I know who the greedy one is and I am not looking at Romney!
    A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
    Winston Churchill



    A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
    Winston Churchill

  9. #9
    Engineer

    RabidAlpaca's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    American in Europe
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:46 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    14,567

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

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Of course the higher taxes will "make a dent"....every little bit helps....It angers me that Romney's, or any wealthy man's, real tax percentage was 13%, while mine at one tenth the income was 11%...
    Fairness over greed.
    The Bush tax cuts should never have been allowed.
    I do agree that spending is out of hand...this applies to both private and public sectors, in a great many areas.
    Salaries to "bosses" - way out of hand...
    Truth over propaganda.
    Funny... He paid more than you in % and amount. So if he didn't pay enough, that means you didn't either right?

    His percentage was so low because it was mostly capital gains. Capital gains is 15% for everybody, to include you. When you tax capital gains you're taxing money TWICE. So if you go out, work hard, and make money, you have to pay a tax on it. If you then take that after tax money and invest it, the government will come in and tax you again on the same capital.

    Romney paid almost 3 million in taxes in 2011. That same year he gave over 3 million dollars to charity, which was tax deductible. That means he would've had more than double the 13% rate. Wouldn't you rather give your money to charity than the bureacrats to blow in about 6 seconds?

    So now that you've called him a greedy POS, how much did YOU give to charity last year?
    Last edited by RabidAlpaca; 01-01-13 at 09:51 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

  10. #10
    Global Moderator
    Moderator
    Helix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:20 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    37,078

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

    everyone needs to pay more, and we need to do a lot less on the global scale and a lot more on the local scale. put simply, the Bush model did not work long term.

Page 1 of 81 1231151 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •