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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    You make a nice case for the rich being granted more voting power than the poor.
    That is actually a good idea as long as the rich didn't punish the poor... or better yet, more productive members of society should get more vote.
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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Oh, look who is getting all pissy...
    Yes, I have a problem when posters try to become flippant...
    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: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    National Taxpayers Union - Who Pays Income Taxes?

    National Taxpayers Union Tax Basics‎National Taxpayers Union


    ... Who Pays Income Taxes? Are You Paying Too Much in Taxes? Taxes ... Percentage of Federal Personal Income Tax Paid. Top 1%. $343,927. 36.73. Top 5%.

    The wealthy pay at least their fair share.

    Tax Year 2009
    Percentiles Ranked by AGI
    AGI Threshold on Percentiles
    Percentage of Federal Personal Income Tax Paid
    Top 1%
    $343,927
    36.73
    Top 5%
    $154,643
    58.66
    Top 10%
    $112,124
    70.47
    Top 25%
    $66,193
    87.30
    Top 50%
    $32,396
    97.75
    Bottom 50%
    <$32,396
    2.25
    Note: AGI is Adjusted Gross Income
    Source: Internal Revenue Service
    Great post! It was interesting to see actual numbers and percentages for a change, instead of always reading about why the wealthy should pay more! :

    Greetings, Jack.

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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    I never indicated you were scared. You intimated that others might have been scared by wealth as you were growing up. Would you like me to find your post, or do you remember it?
    I never had the intention to imply that people might have been scared by wealth as I was growing up. I am not even sure what that means.
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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Don't see why that follow. Wealth is power, and wealthy people tend to be the biggest and greediest troublemakers. Wouldn't want them to have more power.
    Now we're talking corruption. That's a different kettle of fish. What's a parallel scenario we could apply the same principles too? How about blacks and crime. You want to attack the problem of corruption by attacking an entire class of people in which some use their wealth to corrupt public officials and thereby harm society. Some blacks commit crime and thereby harm society, so what would you propose be done about ALL blacks in order to reduce crime in society.

    I'm curious to see how this group-based punishment idea works.

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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Yes, I have a problem when posters try to become flippant...
    Then stop trying to label others and they will take you a little more seriously... bud.
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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Great post! It was interesting to see actual numbers and percentages for a change, instead of always reading about why the wealthy should pay more! :

    Greetings, Jack.
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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    They have greater access and influence anyway.

    The act of voting has become so meaningless that "voting power" has become an oxymoron.
    Two good points...
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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I never had the intention to imply that people might have been scared by wealth as I was growing up. I am not even sure what that means.
    Please read your post #214 and get back to me...
    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: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Then stop trying to label others and they will take you a little more seriously... bud.
    Dick, I don't care if you take me seriously or not...
    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...
    Quote Originally Posted by James D Hill View Post
    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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