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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Why would you see a difference?
    In the event of a nationwide economic collapse, we would all be forced to endure a period of anarchy and danger, but all fortunes would be lost and all debts would be erased. That creates a world of new opportunities where former rich are ground into dust by former poor.

    Such an event occurred when the Han Dynasty superseded the Qin Dynasty in Ancient China, when a commoner and former policemen --> outlaw became the leader of a peasant rebellion and ended up as Emperor.

    ... when you amass a certain amount of money and influence, the only way to keep it safe is to create alliances with established power structures.

    That's why governments and rich people always partner up and end up becoming the same thing.
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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    business savvy...and being born rich and having lots of corporate welfare helps.
    if some of the whiners spent more time working and less time blaming the rich for their lot in life, we'd have less poor people and less pimps in office getting rich by pandering to the class envious



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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    What percentage of all federal income taxes should the top 10% of earners pay?
    Taxes are paid based upon income of the individual; the total taxes paid by a group of individuals is irrelevant.


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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Taxes are paid based upon income of the individual; the total taxes paid by a group of individuals is irrelevant.
    That is a silly comment. If the top 10% of earners are paying 70% of all federal income taxes then there is no basis to claim "the rich" should pay more.
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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    That is a silly comment. If the top 10% of earners are paying 70% of all federal income taxes then there is no basis to claim "the rich" should pay more.
    It's not silly at all, people pay taxes as individuals, not as a group.


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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    It's not silly at all, people pay taxes as individuals, not as a group.
    and just about everyone in the top 5% pay too much based on

    1) what they get in return

    2) what they use in government services

    3) what the rest of the country uses



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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    if some of the whiners spent more time working and less time blaming the rich for their lot in life, we'd have less poor people and less pimps in office getting rich by pandering to the class envious
    I do so wish I could take you over to the PI and let you live a few years there as one of the poor, so that you could learn first-hand what life is like in an economy that is truly libertarian by nature, if not by choice. I think it would do you a world of good.
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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Yeah yeah, I get it. Government determines winners and losers. Blah blah blah.

    It's a defeatist attitude. Anyone who is successful by going out and staking his claim would find your opinion deplorable. However, it's a mantra for the unskilled, uneducated, and unremarkable because it creates a situation where failure is shirked.
    For what it's worth, I do appreciate the lesson you are trying to impart. There is something admirable about people who can overlook the unjustness of the world and try to achieve their goals anyway. But that only goes so far on a practical level.
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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    and just about everyone in the top 5% pay too much based on

    1) what they get in return

    2) what they use in government services

    3) what the rest of the country uses
    Really? Where would Jeff Bezos be without Government services and/or investment?


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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    That is a silly comment. If the top 10% of earners are paying 70% of all federal income taxes then there is no basis to claim "the rich" should pay more.
    Yeah, condemn those people who are unemployed (even though there's 3X as many people looking for jobs as there are jobs available) and those who are making too little at their jobs to pay for food, clothing, and housing! Why aren't they paying their taxes!!!!
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