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 lizzie View Post
    No. It's that the poll was intentionally set up to justify your discomfort, from what I can tell. I'm not a sucker, I'm not stupid, and am not easily manipulated. If it were a honest poll, without intentional bias, it would be different, but that's not the case. Just go ahead and humor yourself.
    What if we sweetened the pot and made it a $10,000,000 income with a tax burden of $9,500,000? This would add $375,000 to your net income. Would that change your position? or would your answer remain the same?

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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    What if we sweetened the pot and made it a $10,000,000 income with a tax burden of $9,500,000? This would add $375,000 to your net income. Would that change your position? or would your answer remain the same?
    It's the principle of the matter. Dishonest polling is dishonest. This thread wasn't started due to any interest in a discussion about taxation.
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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?
    are you trying to make a silly point that the person with the higher tax rate should not complain about being raped by the government?



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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    I have read people claim that poor people have it made because of all of the government benefits that they receive.

    This thread proves that claim to be an extreme exaggeration.
    that's moronic. the person not paying any income tax has received government benefits (value received) without paying for it. The person who is paying half his income in taxes has half of his working hours spent in servitude and gets NO ADDITIONAL benefits over the first guy

    the second person might be economically better off but he also is being screwed blued and tattooed by the government.



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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    are you trying to make a silly point that the person with the higher tax rate should not complain about being raped by the government?
    Yes. How did you know? he he he

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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    It's the principle of the matter. Dishonest polling is dishonest. This thread wasn't started due to any interest in a discussion about taxation.
    true, its more butt hurt whining about the wealthy



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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    No. It's that the poll was intentionally set up to justify your discomfort, from what I can tell. I'm not a sucker, I'm not stupid, and am not easily manipulated. If it were a honest poll, without intentional bias, it would be different, but that's not the case. Just go ahead and humor yourself.
    ROFL.... if you can't click on $30K with gusto, you machinations are totally upon you, not anyone else's manipulations. ROFLMAO!
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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    the person not paying any income tax has received government benefits (value received) without paying for it. The person who is paying half his income in taxes has half of his working hours spent in servitude and gets NO ADDITIONAL benefits over the first guy
    That is correct. You are free to factor that into the equation. I'm not sure how much the government benefits will be for that person. Just use your highest estimate when weighing out the options.

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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    It makes an interesting point about how the wage differences can affect an individual but it's not based on anything fair. The government shouldn't be spending and taxing as much as they do. Punishing people for being successful is not a good principle.

    Now the top .01% hundred million-billionaires are a different story. They still shouldn't be treated unfairly or have their earnings stolen but what's fair for their kind of wealth should be more. I'm more interested in allowing equal opportunity for anyone to earn more, without fear of government intervention.
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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    ROFL.... if you can't click on $30K with gusto, you machinations are totally upon you, not anyone else's manipulations. ROFLMAO!
    She hasn't did it yet. I personally think that she would prefer Option B but I doubt that she will admit it.

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