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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    And I might add to the Other countries which all have the higher/Highest rates:.. than us. (and the Nonsensical previous objections to my #506)
    What are the Effective results OF those rates?

    GINI index
    "Gini index measures the extent to which the distribution of income or consumption expenditure among individuals or households within an economy deviates from a perfectly equal distribution.".
    [......]
    Thus a Gini index of 0 represents perfect equality, while an index of 100 implies perfect inequality.

    http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SI.POV.GINI


    The Lowest numbers on the left are the countries with the most equal income distributions: the right side of course, the opposite.
    http://trueeconomics.blogspot.com/20...ut-income.html

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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    using objective standards-the rich pay too much income tax

    if a group of 1% of the population pays more than 1% of the income taxes that is an objective argument they are paying too much

    if a group makes 22% of the income but pays 40% of the income tax-that is also objective evidence they are paying too much

    there is no objective argument that the rich are paying too little income tax



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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    using objective standards-the rich pay too much income tax

    if a group of 1% of the population pays more than 1% of the income taxes that is an objective argument they are paying too much

    if a group makes 22% of the income but pays 40% of the income tax-that is also objective evidence they are paying too much

    there is no objective argument that the rich are paying too little income tax
    You make it seem like the wealthiest should not be taxed what they are worth under our form of Capitalism.

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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    Ah. He complains about how liberals point out endemic racism...and then when I remind him in so many words that he hasn't walked a mile in the other side's moccasins, he dismisses it as 'platitudes' and 'memes'.

    I really expected better of you.
    What you expected has zero impact on me.

    I just chose to avoid the racist game Progressives depend on.

    Perhaps the idea behind "content of character" will mean something to members of your cause one day. It's obvious you're not there yet.

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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by danielpalos View Post
    You make it seem like the wealthiest should not be taxed what they are worth under our form of Capitalism.
    They should be taxed equally with everyone else. Nobody in this country should get away without paying their fair share. Nobody in this country should pay more than their fair share. If you want more money, get off your ass and get a job, or a better job, and earn more money.
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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    They should be taxed equally with everyone else. Nobody in this country should get away without paying their fair share. Nobody in this country should pay more than their fair share. If you want more money, get off your ass and get a job, or a better job, and earn more money.
    Why should they be taxed equally, under our form of Capitalism? Equality is a Social concept that requires Socialism.

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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    What you expected has zero impact on me.

    I just chose to avoid the racist game Progressives depend on.

    Perhaps the idea behind "content of character" will mean something to members of your cause one day. It's obvious you're not there yet.
    Ah - since you quoted MLK, well, that OBVIOUSLY means that the Right is without spot and stain...lily-white, as it were.

    Speaking of MLK, he had something to say about Goldwater at the time, when Goldwater was espousing quasi-libertarian policies and making claims that would truly seem right at home among today's Tea Party (see the reference). Here's what MLK said about Goldwater:

    “While not himself a racist, Mr. Goldwater articulates a philosophy which gives aid and comfort to the racists.”

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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    Ah - since you quoted MLK, well, that OBVIOUSLY means that the Right is without spot and stain...lily-white, as it were.

    Speaking of MLK, he had something to say about Goldwater at the time, when Goldwater was espousing quasi-libertarian policies and making claims that would truly seem right at home among today's Tea Party (see the reference). Here's what MLK said about Goldwater:

    “While not himself a racist, Mr. Goldwater articulates a philosophy which gives aid and comfort to the racists.”

    'Tween thee and me, O5, one of us knows where of one speaks when it comes to racism, having been there and done that on multiple sides of the same two-sided coin...

    ...and it ain't you.
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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    Ah - since you quoted MLK, well, that OBVIOUSLY means that the Right is without spot and stain...lily-white, as it were.

    Speaking of MLK, he had something to say about Goldwater at the time, when Goldwater was espousing quasi-libertarian policies and making claims that would truly seem right at home among today's Tea Party (see the reference). Here's what MLK said about Goldwater:

    “While not himself a racist, Mr. Goldwater articulates a philosophy which gives aid and comfort to the racists.”

    'Tween thee and me, O5, one of us knows where of one speaks when it comes to racism, having been there and done that on multiple sides of the same two-sided coin...

    ...and it ain't you.
    LOL.

    Projecting as usual.

    One big difference 'tween thee and me. I rejected any form of racism from the very beginning.

    You didn't.

    Chew on that as you picture yourself judge and jury.

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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    One major reform we could make in the area of taxes is to get rid of the special inheritance or what some on the right like to call "death taxes". Abolish that distinction and get rid of the laws on it. Simply consider all new money going into a persons pocket according to the same tax schedule regardless of its source.

    Do that and suddenly you achieve a bit more economic fairness.
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