View Poll Results: Should the U.S. raise taxes to pay off the national debt

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    Re: Should the U.S. raise taxes to pay off the national debt

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    That I don't like, because the 50,001st dollar earned is worth less than the 50,000th. Go with a pure flat tax and there is nothing to discourage earning more.
    Yes, that is a flaw - but not any different from the system we have now.

    I agree, by the way, that a national consumption tax would be an ideal solution (food, medicines and perhaps home heating fuel exempted). Too bad nobody is discussing it seriously.

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    Re: Should the U.S. raise taxes to pay off the national debt

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    No. Our tax code is a ridiculous spaghetti nightmare. Not even the IRS understands it.

    We don't need nominal tax rate increases. We need dramatic tax code simplification, similar to that which was proposed by Simpson Bowles.
    I couldn't agree more.

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    Re: Should the U.S. raise taxes to pay off the national debt

    We need simpler taxes, no loopholes. That will still, never pay our taxed down. We need dramatic cuts in federal spending, and a better economy. A better economy means more tax payers and less people on subsidies.

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    Re: Should the U.S. raise taxes to pay off the national debt

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    consumption tax.

    everyone pays, and when taxes are raised the people feel it immediately, and politicians are not so inclined to raise it so quickly or very high.
    Fair Tax...

    I don't like the prebate, but the Fair Tax is far better than what we do now.

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    Re: Should the U.S. raise taxes to pay off the national debt

    No we shouldn't burden the public so much for their idiotic decisions.

    Reduce Entitlement spending.
    Reduce Defense spending.
    Reduce foreign aid to nothing until we're out of a deficit.
    End the War on Inanimate things such as drugs.
    Abolish Homeland Security.
    Reform Education to nearly nothing on the Federal level.
    DEA and ATF can be consolidated into the FBI.
    Reduce congressional and presidential salaries to that of the medium American income level.


    Those are just a few things we can do without touching taxes.
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    Re: Should the U.S. raise taxes to pay off the national debt

    only on those who want more government



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    Re: Should the U.S. raise taxes to pay off the national debt

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    The US national debt is constantly rising and approaches 17 trillion. Should taxes be raised to pay it off?

    What's your solution to the problem?
    No.... the revenue that is raised from this hypothetical tax hike will more than likely not be used to pay off the debt. So why should be throwing money at an irresponsible governing body, both legislative and executive.
    “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
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