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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
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    If more people acted like a Gates or a Buffet or any of the other insanely wealthy and voluntarily gave up 50- 99% of their wealth and realized they still had more than they could probably spend in their lifetimes, I would be inclined to say that number is too high. Would anyone have a problem with the walton family's enormous wealth if they actually put most of it back into the economy and didn't rely on government programs to subsidize the poop that they pay their workers?
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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    And yet the owners of the corporation who employ that CEO are willing to dig deep into their pockets and pay him that salary because they believe he is worth that pay. Funny, isn't it. You're declaring that he's not worth it and you're not paying his salary, but those who are paying his salary are validating his worth to the company. Now, I ask you, who has a better vantage point from which they can determine a CEO's worth to the company, you or the shareholders?
    Salaries are so bloated and have been for so long that it is the system. People don't go down in salaries and people making money (share holders) and the board are about money... not the workers actually building the company. No person deserves a million dollars a year for their work. No work is that important.
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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Salaries are so bloated and have been for so long that it is the system. People don't go down in salaries and people making money (share holders) and the board are about money... not the workers actually building the company. No person deserves a million dollars a year for their work. No work is that important.
    Tell that to Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Daniel Craig, Julia Roberts, and Tiger Woods.

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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by phildozer9121 View Post
    Would anyone have a problem with the walton family's enormous wealth if they actually put most of it back into the economy.
    What are you going on about now? Do you imagine that the Walton family wealth is sitting as cash in their private underground bank vaults in Arkansas? Most of their family wealth is being put to use in the economy, it forms the shareholder capital of Walmart. Those stores have to be paid for, developers don't just build huge stores and give them away to retailers.

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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    Tell that to Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Daniel Craig, Julia Roberts, and Tiger Woods.
    I would say that they probably do deserve their salaries because the public drives their salary based on performance. It is not the same with businessmen.
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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    Tell that to Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Daniel Craig, Julia Roberts, and Tiger Woods.
    All of these people pay rather large amounts of taxes on income, as I feel they should, on the income they earn.

    The citizens who hold trillions of dollars in offshore accounts are those who I feel should pay more, not people making a couple hundred grand. Though they should have to pay their share, currently the tax system seems to result in the middle (when I say "middle" I mean not obscenely wealthy) having to pay the lions share while the people who hold the lions share of the wealth pay little.

    Thank God the government is trying to close the ridiculous loopholes that allow these freeloading scum to pass the buck to the middle class.
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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    What are you going on about now? Do you imagine that the Walton family wealth is sitting as cash in their private underground bank vaults in Arkansas? Most of their family wealth is being put to use in the economy, it forms the shareholder capital of Walmart. Those stores have to be paid for, developers don't just build huge stores and give them away to retailers.
    I think that is something that is rarely considered when data comes out about the net worth of somebody.

    I would guess that less than 2% of the wealth of these millionaires/billionaires is liquid. Bill Gates has a net worth of $74,494,269,445. I have a hard time believing that he keeps $1,489,885,388.90 in his bank account.

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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I would say that they probably do deserve their salaries because the public drives their salary based on performance. It is not the same with businessmen.
    Aside from bankers who got bailed out (read: failed) and are still there I don't see how you make this point. I agree CEO pay is ridiculous, but in the private sector performance is still pretty important.
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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Joby View Post
    All of these people pay rather large amounts of taxes on income, as I feel they should, on the income they earn.

    The citizens who hold trillions of dollars in offshore accounts are those who I feel should pay more, not people making a couple hundred grand. Though they should have to pay their share, currently the tax system seems to result in the middle (when I say "middle" I mean not obscenely wealthy) having to pay the lions share while the people who hold the lions share of the wealth pay little.

    Thank God the government is trying to close the ridiculous loopholes that allow these freeloading scum to pass the buck to the middle class.
    Do you have links showing who these individuals are that hold trillions in overseas accounts? Also, can you show where any derived income is not being taxed?
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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Joby View Post
    All of these people pay rather large amounts of taxes on income, as I feel they should, on the income they earn.

    The citizens who hold trillions of dollars in offshore accounts are those who I feel should pay more, not people making a couple hundred grand. Though they should have to pay their share, currently the tax system seems to result in the middle (when I say "middle" I mean not obscenely wealthy) having to pay the lions share while the people who hold the lions share of the wealth pay little.

    Thank God the government is trying to close the ridiculous loopholes that allow these freeloading scum to pass the buck to the middle class.
    The poor get out of taxes because they don't have any money. It's very hard to collect. The wealthy get out of taxes because they can hire both legal and illegal resources to get out of it. I don't see how this will ever change. Some people don't care what the laws say.

    Here is an example at how different classes of people view certain laws:

    The law says, "Don't burn tires. If you do, you will be fined $5,000 per tire."

    A middle class or poor person interprets that law to mean, "Don't burn tires."

    An obscenely wealthy man interprets that law to say, "It cost $5,000 to burn a tire."

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