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Thread: Voluntary Tax

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    Re: Voluntary Tax

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    : But what is a Pelosi, and why does it matter what it thinks? :
    I'm not sure. People say a Pelosi is a Congress person from San Francisco. We can all agree a Pelosi doesn't think, though, regardless of what it is. San Francisco could send a rock to Congress and expect better results. A rock doesn't require a salary or a health care subsidy, and it generally doesn't demand a sumptuous flight back and forth between DC and California.

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    Re: Voluntary Tax

    Why should taxes go up to pay for health care when UHC would be cheaper than what we have now?

    See, I think we can do all of the things I want to do with the money we already take in. Flaw in the poll, I guess.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Voluntary Tax

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Why should taxes go up to pay for health care when UHC would be cheaper than what we have now?
    Are taxes paying for the health care for everyone today? The simple answer is no..
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Voluntary Tax

    I already spend hundreds of dollars a year for worthy causes, most notably for extra curricular programs in schools, and donate money all the time to worthy causes of those who are in need (food, shelter, sickness, disaster relief, etc.).

    So I guess my answer would be that I already do.
    Last edited by Slyfox696; 09-26-13 at 09:03 PM.

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    Re: Voluntary Tax

    I'd rather donate my time and money directly, removing the costly overhead of the government, which reduces the value of the money from the get go.

    A donation of time and labor is even better then money sometimes... it costs you nothing, gets the job done, keeps you fit and for those who need it, gives you that 'I've done the right thing' feeling.
    Building block or stumbling block.... choose.

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    Re: Voluntary Tax

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Are taxes paying for the health care for everyone today? The simple answer is no..
    No. But they could.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Voluntary Tax

    Quote Originally Posted by SBu View Post
    Hypothetical kind of a spin off of the thread on reps and dems empathy by aberrant:

    Say the government offered a voluntary tax. One that you could sign up for that would increase your taxes by 15%. The money from that voluntary tax is exclusively used for government funded healthcare, food, and employment programs. This is not a tax applied to everyone, only if you agree to it.

    Would you/could you afford to sign up for it?
    you can already give more than you owe

    funny how all the rich Obama fans who claim they need to be taxed more never do that

    Look at arch Obama slurper Warren Buffett. HE sets his salary so almost all of it is in lower taxed non earned income: most executives of his level have salaries in the 4-8 million dollar range but he pays himself only 100K so only that amount is subject to the higher rates



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    Re: Voluntary Tax

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    No. But they could.
    Which would basically be forcing everyone onto a government system. Though I suppose to the "choice" party that is more choices somehow. Kind of like how the exchange system is somehow offering people more choices. Even if in reality it just gives government control.

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    Re: Voluntary Tax

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Which would basically be forcing everyone onto a government system. Though I suppose to the "choice" party that is more choices somehow. Kind of like how the exchange system is somehow offering people more choices. Even if in reality it just gives government control.
    UHC systems vary. Not all of them are like Canada or the UK.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Voluntary Tax

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    They'd be opting out of one service within our society. You can not sit there and tell me that absolutely every single government service MUST be part of a free and prosperous society. There's no reason that some things can't be a la carte.

    And the rich already do pay more than the poor, that's how percentages work. Even if Romney, for instance, paid 13%, that's still millions more than you paid.
    The question when it comes to Romney is can he afford to pay more? We both know the answer to that.

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