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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    We need taxes 'cause roads.
    Haha. Sounds familiar...

    We do need taxes for infrastructure, defense, and other public market failures. They just don't have to be near what they are now.

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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    No public roads, no programs for the poor, no funding for military, no funding for law enforcement, no funding for health services, no funding for governmental research. I mean hell! What could go wrong!?!?
    Nothing that does not go wrong already.

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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    We do need taxes for infrastructure, defense, and other public market failures. They just don't have to be near what they are now.
    Why do those things need to be force monopolized and funded through extortion?

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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    According to an article in The Economist this week the rich work more than the poor.
    Free exchange: Nice work if you can get out | The Economist
    Not sure how this applies to what I wrote.

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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Not sure how this applies to what I wrote.
    Sorry. I hooked it on the wrong post. I am not sure that the penny thing will work.

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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    Still waiting for you to show me any nation that has a sizable middle class that doesn't have either a minimum wage by law or one effectively enforced by the unions.

    Just one - that's all I ask. And btw...don't even try to mention Singapore - instead of a minimum wage, their government spends billions of dollars subsidizing the paychecks of the workers.
    what does that have to do with tax rates



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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    what does that have to do with tax rates
    As I pointed out to you earlier - make sure all entry-level workers are paid a living wage, and THEN we can talk about raising their tax rates so those poor, poor, rich people (whose wealth is still growing by leaps and bounds) don't have to shoulder as great a percentage of the taxes.
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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    As I pointed out to you earlier - make sure all entry-level workers are paid a living wage, and THEN we can talk about raising their tax rates so those poor, poor, rich people (whose wealth is still growing by leaps and bounds) don't have to shoulder as great a percentage of the taxes.
    How much is a "living wage" in your opinion Glen?

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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Despite the fact that the top 10% of earners already pay over 70% of federal income taxes now?
    Did you ever see that CBO report that showed that 92.9% of net federal taxes paid were paid by the top 20% of income earners in 2010?

    CBO:Top 40% Paid 106.2% of Income Taxes; Bottom 40% Paid -9.1%, Got Average of $18,950 in 'Transfers' | CNS News

    And the rich "don't pay enough". Amazing.

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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Maybe I missed it, but I have yet to see anyone come up with an explanation of what is considered "fair." I don't feel a payroll clerk is ever worth half of what a CEO is paid! Most companies compete with each other to gain and retain good employees, and wages and benefits are a large part of that decision. Everyone is not equal in talent or schooling, or work ethic, and usually the best make more, or they leave for a better opportunity. That's life, whether some like it or not!

    Greetings, tres borrachos.
    Happy Thursday polgara!

    If you can find someone to define the concept of "fair" in terms of payscales, please let me know. People insist on it, but nobody seems to be able to articulate it.

    Life isn't "fair" and as much as the government tries to equalize everyone, we aren't all equal. Cindy Crawford is more beautiful than I could ever hope to be, Tina Turner is a better singer than I could ever hope to be, Angelina Jolie is married to Brad Pitt and I will never be......but I don't whine about these things. People need to make the best of what they have and stop worrying about what others have/earn etc. The green eyed monster is alive and well in some.

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