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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    There are still some nations that aren't big on organized theft.
    such as...?
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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Sean.McDonnell View Post
    For the same reason some religions have tithes. The community as a whole dictates that a percentage is more fair than a set number. It is unfair that the poor pay the same amount as the rich when it is more detrimental to them to pay the fee.
    It is unfair that some young men are virgins and other young men are scoring with lots of women.

    It is unfair that some couples are infertile while other couples have lots of children.

    Lot's of things in life are unfair. That doesn't mean that you should discriminate against people in order to remedy that unfairness.

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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    That goes back to my question above: Who defines "rich?"

    I pay the top amount, and can't afford attorney's or tax accountants r anything else. Ever heard of AMT?
    If that is true it is because you are spending your money on other things. I can afford an accountant and an attorney and I am far from being in the top bracket. Perhaps because I don't pay a huge mortgage, don't have lots of kids in private school, don't have servants, gardeners, nannies, don't support a stay at home wife, don't make payments on a new car, etc.

    When rich people claim to be harmed because of high taxes (when they aren't lying) it is because they foolishly committed themselves to ongoing luxury expenses.
    Last edited by Hard Truth; 04-15-14 at 09:23 PM.

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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Sean.McDonnell View Post
    such as...?
    Russia's coming along nicely. Canada and Australia are getting a little better.

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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Sean.McDonnell View Post
    Rob everyone's paycheck? Come on. Taxes are taxes, we all have to pay them, it is the price of living in a great country.
    Er, no we don't. Plenty of people are net recipients from the tax system.

    A flat tax is ridiculous. Someone who makes 400k a year should not pay the same rate as someone who is hovering around the poverty line.
    a flat tax would be incredibly economically beneficial. Our current behemoth of a tax code features such complexity and unknowableness that the lowest estimate for it's cost is that it reduces our economy by as much as 1% of GDP per year. But that measurement was in 2005. Since then we've only increased the size, scope, and idiocy of the damn thing, and it now costs our economy (we think) somewhere between $215 and $987 Billion annually.

    That doesn't mean that you have to charge the exact same real tax rate to someone making $40K and someone making $400K. You can get the benefits of both systems. But yes, at current, our system leans more on upper income earners than any other major industrialized nation, and that could do with some adjustment.

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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    It is unfair that some young men are virgins and other young men are scoring with lots of women.

    It is unfair that some couples are infertile while other couples have lots of children.

    Lot's of things in life are unfair. That doesn't mean that you should discriminate against people in order to remedy that unfairness.
    Haha really man?! There is a BIG difference between setting a fair government policy and men not getting laid. Where are you coming up with these arguments?!
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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Russia's coming along nicely. Canada and Australia are getting a little better.
    best of luck to you. Enjoy Russia, a country where dissent is hardly tolerated.
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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Reagan created a Nation of scofflaws on Taxes.
    A Nation of Big Corporate Takers from the right who want huge tax cuts, paid for from programs for the poor .
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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Sean.McDonnell View Post
    best of luck to you. Enjoy Russia, a country where dissent is hardly tolerated.
    I'm straight. Sunshine and roses for me.

    Plus rooskie babes are hawwwwwwwwwwwt.

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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    The United States has the most progressive tax system in the world.


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