View Poll Results: Which would you rather have?

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  • A) $30,000 income with $0.00 tax burden.

    3 8.11%
  • B) $250,000 income with $125,000 tax burden.

    34 91.89%
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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    What about hrs worked, expenses/COL etc. Also, you may do fine with 30 in some places, while 125 don't get you very far in others. Paying a hefty mortgage or living in a trailer park, kids going to college, combined income or personal income?
    Too many questions need to be answered first.
    With the first one, imagine the best possible answers to the questions. With the second one, imagine the worst possible answers to your questions.

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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Here's another question. You're making the $30,000 and even though you didn't pay taxes you still get a refund. Of course that has to come from somewhere so it comes from the people paying 30, 40 even 50 percent of their income in paying takes. Do you

    a) resent and vilify them and say how unfair it is that they make more

    Or

    B) happily spend the money and maybe even work to position yourself to where you to could make a higher income
    I would say B.

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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    Is the higher paying job something that I might object to?
    No

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    Do I have an opportunity to increase my income?
    No

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat
    Am I being given a special exemption to the tax/the same rate as everyone else, or is there a system that varies with income?
    Your tax rate is 0.00% in scenario A. Your tax rate is 50.00% in scenario B. That was pretty clear.

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat
    I will gladly start at the 30K
    Sorry. I won't believe you until you vote option A. I doubt that you will. B is a much better option. 17 people agree but only 1 person disagrees. Of course the poll hasn't closed yet. There might be some more votes for option A.

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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    At least two people have said that they would vote option B but haven't pulled the lever yet. They are probably waiting until the last day of the poll.

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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Sorry. I won't believe you until you vote option A. I doubt that you will. B is a much better option. 17 people agree but only 1 person disagrees. Of course the poll hasn't closed yet. There might be some more votes for option A.
    Yeah nice editing of what I said. I said that under certain circumstances option A would be the more favorable. I find it very interesting that you keep changing the conditions to make option B more and more favorable.
    Bi, Poly, Switch. I'm not indecisive, I'm greedy!

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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Those that spend less of their income on survival needs need to pay more in taxes so those who barely survive can survive.
    Islam is an antiquated religion and needs to either modernize with the times or be completely eradicated.
    There are two types of Muslims, terrorists, and their enablers. They need to fix that if they want to be part of civilized society.

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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    You were not very clear about anything. The only factors were the pay and the tax rate. Is the higher paying job something that I might object to? Do I have an opportunity to increase my income? Am I being given a special exemption to the tax/the same rate as everyone else, or is there a system that varies with income? Heck even where I live factors into the answer. Looking at just my first question (from my previous post), if I am not stuck at the one pay rate, but the tax rate remains consistent then I will gladly start at the 30K so that when I do work my way up to the 250K I have all of it.



    Not really. If you have a chance to do better, it is not a sad thing to take it. Any sadness would come in the form of the price you had to pay in order to do so. If the work I do is worth 125K in the end I'm willing to work for the on paper pay rate of 500K. In the end we're not really getting paid our $10/hr or whatever it is we're getting paid. Look at your income and then minus your taxes. That is your true income, the one you hope to increase.



    Go on make your own poll thread and let's see where it goes.
    Here is the unedited version. I still don't see your vote.

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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    I find it very interesting that you keep changing the conditions to make option B more and more favorable.
    Can you give an example? Here is an example of the opposite of what you just said.

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    In scenario A the job is wonderful, easy, in the best location, working with the best people imaginable with no qualifications.

    In scenario B the job is horrible, difficult, in the worst place, working with a**holes and jerks with no qualifications.

    The first job is great. The second job sucks.

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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyhunter View Post
    Those that spend less of their income on survival needs need to pay more in taxes so those who barely survive can survive.
    Some people with extremely high incomes have it really, really bad. Some people with extremely low incomes are doing just fine and give their excess money away to needy family, friends, neighbors or even strangers.

    Shouldn't everybody just pick their own tax rate depending on how desperate they feel about themselves?

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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    A) A $30,000 income with a $0.00 tax burden?

    or

    B) A $250,000 income with a $125,000 tax burden?

    Why do you think your answer is the most advantageous for you?
    Two can play this game.

    Which would you rather have?

    A) A $30,000 income with a $0.00 tax burden?

    or

    B) A $4,000,000 income with a $3,000,000 tax burden?

    Why do you think your answer is the most advantageous for you?
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

    Cicero Marcus Tullius

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