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  • Economic Detriment Argument

    18 36.00%
  • Moral Argument

    10 20.00%
  • Hardship Argument

    9 18.00%
  • I Said So Argument

    1 2.00%
  • Waste Encouragement Argument

    10 20.00%
  • I don't agree with any of these arguments.

    21 42.00%
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    Re: What is your favorite argument against higher taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    No. You missed my point.I don;t "have " billionaires. I have morality.
    Is that what you call it? Is it moral to demand others fill in the blanks one allows to exist in ones own life, and then cast blame when the response isn't good enough in their own mind?

    How much morality is involved when one judges another for what they perceive, rather than what they know?

    As some prove regularly, I'd say morality is probably a concept far out of reach of many who think they have it in abundance.

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    Re: What is your favorite argument against higher taxes?

    Congress should have a 20 year retirement like the rest of us if we were lucky? Term limits and pay based on the deficit. Yes! You think I am crazy on a pay based on the deficit? Yours is!

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    Re: What is your favorite argument against higher taxes?

    I voted other. My main concern is the rising debt and deficit. To bring us back to balance where revenue matches spending I think a dollars worth or tax increases needs to be met by a dollars worth of spending cuts. Real cuts not cuts in the growth of spending where a department or agency due a 10% increase in spending is only given a 5% increase which in Washington talk equates to a 5% spending cut. No way Jose. Make the cuts real and the tax increases real.
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    Re: What is your favorite argument against higher taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    When taxes are cut the entire nation suffers.
    Taxes need to go up.
    Especially for the wealthiest and big corporations.
    OMG, THAT BULL**** MEME again.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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    Re: What is your favorite argument against higher taxes?

    It looks like the best solution according to our audience is to use none of these arguments. Thank you to all 36 participants.

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    thanks so much

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    Re: What is your favorite argument against higher taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Sometimes less is more. Why do I feel like I'm arguing for a flat tax? lol


    Without getting too personal, why aren't you obligated to pay taxes?
    Very low income and two children. I get the standard deduction just like most people, then I get a deduction for every person in my family. That adds up to quite a bit and leaves me with very little taxable income but then that gets gobbled up with non-refundable credits which take my tax down to zero. After line 44 I start getting refundable tax credits. I get $2,000 in additional child tax credit and a pretty good bit for earned income credit.

    I would say after you added up the Social Security Taxes I pay, the Social Security Taxes that my employer pays, the Medicare taxes that I pay, the Medicare taxes my employer pays and the Federal Income Tax withheld (which I try to keep at $0.00) I still come out with more money than I paid in.

    Be poor, have kids and pay no taxes. North Carolina is full of people that live this way. People rarely brag about it because they don't want anybody to find out there secret.

    I just think transparency is very valuable when it comes to solving problems.

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    Re: What is your favorite argument against higher taxes?

    The winner is, I don't agree with any of these arguments.

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    Thank you for your participation.

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    Re: What is your favorite argument against higher taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    My favorite is not represented: "Increasing taxes will not actually give you the revenue you are expecting".
    More Rush Limbaugh nonsense.

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    Re: What is your favorite argument against higher taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    More Rush Limbaugh nonsense.
    Actually I don't think I've ever heard him discuss Hausers' Law, but then, I'm not much of a listener.


    Anywho, the historical reality is fairly solid on this one:


    Higher tax rates do not actually give you the higher revenue you are expecting.


    Now, there is some room for argumentation that reduced rates increase revenue through increased economic activity:



    The problem being one of time - how long does it take for the increased economic activity to produce enough additional revenue to make up the initial loss. At this point, we are probably facing diminishing returns on nominal rate reductions for individual income (which doesn't mean they don't exist), and should look to tax code simplification in a manner designed to maintain revenues, keep the system progressive, and yet strip out complexity costs, which can cost us somewhere between $400 and $500 Billion annually.

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    Re: What is your favorite argument against higher taxes?

    Hardship argument.
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