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    Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

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    The 2013 tax tables are below:

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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
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    The answer to this question depends on what one thinks is the responsibility of the wealthy to the state, and what our tax dollars should be spent on. As a left leaning man, I believe that any government should be evaluated on how they take care of their poorest citizens. In line with this idea, no, I don't think the wealthy pay to much. When you compare the tax structure in the United States to other nations with similar quality of life ratings, it is clear that they pay a fair amount. I mean of course we would be comparing ourselves to socialist systems, but hey, that's the way the rest of the world has gone, and I think they're on to something...
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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    I believe so. Depending on your state of residence, you could be paying almost half your total income to the taxman.

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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    No, if you make enough money to be in the highest tax bracket, you have a larger responsibility to the state. You owe your financial success in part to the nation we live in which allows you to prosper. That and tax dollars building schools, libraries, and roads gives other citizens the ability to prosper, bolstering the economy of the nation as a whole.
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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Sean.McDonnell View Post
    larger responsibility to the state
    Are you serious?

    Making your OWN money makes the state a dependent by default? Hell, why not just rob everyone's paycheck and just trust the "state" to do the right thing?

    I can't believe so many people think liberty is a sin.

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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I believe so. Depending on your state of residence, you could be paying almost half your total income to the taxman.
    How do you figure that?


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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    I think everybody pays too much taxes.

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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Yes, they are. And, who defines "rich." Anyone that makes less than the next guy?

    Let's look at it this way: if your standing in line to buy something in a store, does the guy behind you have the right to go through your pockets and look at your checkbook to see if you have more money then them, and if you do, take some to pay for their stuff? Do you have the right to do it to the guy in front of you?

    The answer to both is NO.

    And no one has the right to have the government do it for them.

    Liberty and freedom are still something that should mean something in this country.
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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    How do you figure that?
    You do know that most states have their own income tax on top of federal tax, right?

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    Re: Do The Rich Pay Too Much Federal Income Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Are you serious?

    Making your OWN money makes the state a dependent by default? Hell, why not just rob everyone's paycheck and just trust the "state" to do the right thing?

    I can't believe so many people think liberty is a sin.
    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. 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.
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