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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    You may not understand what a flat tax is, and I wasn't talking about that. But since you mentioned it, if a person making $1M pays 20% ($200,000.00) and a person making $40k pays 20% ($8,000.00), then the guy making $1M pays $192,000.00 more than the other guy. That is fair. Both pay the same rate.

    No one is saying that everyone should pay the same amount, just the same percentage.
    When low income people have a significant expense such as taxes it can interfere with their ability to purchase basic necessities, like medical care, food, clothing etc, When high income people have a significant expense such as taxes it will not interfere with their ability to purchase basic necessities, it only interferes with their ability to purchase a yacht or a summer home. Higher taxes have much less impact on the quality of life and health of the rich. That is why progressive taxes are fair and appropriate.
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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Um...what? Where did you get that figure from?

    And if you use the words "capital gains", I'll punch you in the throat.
    Ooops, I was wrong it's about 34. 4 %, but it still not close to 50%
    1,000,000 minus 450,000 = 550,000
    550,000 times 39.6 equals 217,800
    217,800 plus 125,846 equals 343,646


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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Sean.McDonnell View Post
    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?!
    Explain the difference.

    Why is it my burden to equalize some other person's income? Why can government force me to WORK and then take the proceeds of my LABOR and give that to another person. If the government can FORCE me to WORK then why can't the government FORCE people to have SEX?

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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post

    Do the rich pay too much federal income tax?

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    I don't Know

    The 2013 tax tables are below:
    What's considered rich? People who pay 6 figures or more federal income tax?

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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Ooops, I was wrong it's about 34. 4 %, but it still not close to 50%
    1,000,000 minus 450,000 = 550,000
    550,000 times 39.6 equals 217,800
    217,800 plus 125,846 equals 343,646
    Six zeroes in a billion now?

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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    everybody pays too much so in an essence, yes the rich pay too much
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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Six zeroes in a billion now?
    Sorry I really screwed the pooch on that. I meant a million.


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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    Explain the difference.

    Why is it my burden to equalize some other person's income? Why can government force me to WORK and then take the proceeds of my LABOR and give that to another person. If the government can FORCE me to WORK then why can't the government FORCE people to have SEX?
    Well lets just acknowledge that there is a precedent for graduated income tax.

    Also, the government isn't forcing you to work

    Also, really? the government forcing people to have sex? I can understand if you are passionate on the issue we are discussing, but you might want to take a step backwards to appreciate how stupid of a statement that is. revel in it.
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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Sorry I really screwed the pooch on that. I meant a million.
    I'll let it slide. On a million, depending on the state, you could still be over 40% though. That's simply too much.

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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    No but the upper middle class sure as hell do...
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