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.

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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Voting for this thread is finally closed and the winning answer is:

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

    It seems that most participants in this poll chose to have a better quality of life over the principle of being against excessively high taxes. There are three exceptions: those participants chose principle over selfish gain. Anybody who would sacrifice $95,000 for a higher ideal deserves an A+. Those who voted Option B in this poll but didn't make comments received a grade of B-. Keeping your mouth shut can sometimes save you a lot of trouble in life. Those who voted Option B in this poll but made comments made a C. I do admire your honesty but let's face it Option B was the easy answer. I can't give you extra credit for taking the easy way out. Those who commented in this thread but didn't vote will be receiving the grade of F and I will be guessing at what their answer would have been if they would have voted. I made many exceptions. There were some Libertarians and Conservatives who didn't vote. I gave them an incomplete and will be explaining the make up assignment a little bit later. These people will see an I beside their name. Wait patiently. Your grades will be posted within the hour.
    Last edited by vasuderatorrent; 05-05-14 at 01:00 PM.

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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Agent J B-
    Beaudreaux F, Option B
    beefheart B-
    Bigfoot88 C
    CalGun B-
    d0gbreath B-
    DA60 C
    digsbe F, Option B
    Dragonfly B-
    ecofarm A+
    ernst barkmann I, make up assignment available
    FederalRepublic F, Option B
    Fiddytree B-
    Gathomas88 C
    Gipper I, make up assignment available
    Goshin B-
    Grand Mal A+
    grip C
    Jackson1050 C
    jamesrage F, Option B
    Kobie F, Option B
    lizzie I, make up assignment available
    Lord Tammerlain B-
    Lovebug F, Option B
    Lursa F, Option B
    maquiscat I, make up assignment available
    mpg B-
    OnWisconsin C
    pbrauer F, Option B
    Pos I, make up assignment available
    RiverDad I, make up assignment available
    roguenuke B-
    Sean.McDonnell B-
    Shadow Serious I, make up assignment available
    Slyhunter C
    SouthernDemocrat B-
    Starsandstripes C
    Summerwind C
    The Mark C
    TheLastIndependent A+
    Tim the plumber B-
    truth_seeker B-
    TurtleDude I, make up assignment available
    USViking B-
    vasuderatorrent C
    Verax B-
    vesper F, Option B
    X Factor I, make up assignment available
    Your Star B-

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    Re: Which would you rather have?

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    X Factor

    See me after class. You will have a chance to change your F into a C with the make up assignment.

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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?

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

    Why do you think your answer is the most advantageous for you?



    It appears to me that this is yet another thread which is a complete waste of time and will solve nothing.

    What any of us would rather have as a tax burden really doesn't matter because the taxes that we have to pay are all written up in the U.S. Tax Code.

    No one has to pay their taxes.

    But those who don't sometimes wish that they had.

    Not my problem.

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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    I'd have to go with A) the bitterness I'd feel at having to cough up $125,000 would cause much stress and anger in my life and more than likely shorten it.

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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    ernst barkmann
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    lizzie
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    RiverDad
    X Factor

    See me after class. You will have a chance to change your F into a C with the make up assignment.
    What are you talking about? I Kobiyashi Maru'd that thing so therefore I passed. I should get a commendation for original thinking too.

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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    What are you talking about? I Kobiyashi Maru'd that thing so therefore I passed. I should get a commendation for original thinking too.
    I checked again. I didn't see your vote. The only people that made an A+ were the people that voted for Option A because they put principle ahead of themselves. They were willing to lose $95,000 to stand up for what they believe.

    They weren't pretending to be a Libertarian. A true Libertarian would have voted Option A.

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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    I checked again. I didn't see your vote. The only people that made an A+ were the people that voted for Option A because they put principle ahead of themselves. They were willing to lose $95,000 to stand up for what they believe.

    They weren't pretending to be a Libertarian. A true Libertarian would have voted Option A.
    More like a Trew Libertarian. There was no viable vote because there was no realistic options. You might have had a vote from me but you placed limits that removed any real world standing from the scenario. The simply fact that I would never be able to move my self up from the $30k level if I choose that path made it unrealistic. And that was just for starters.
    Bi, Poly, Switch. I'm not indecisive, I'm greedy!

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    Re: Which would you rather have?



    "Who are these lucky duckies? They are the beneficiaries of tax policies that have expanded the personal exemption and standard deduction and targeted certain voter groups by introducing a welter of tax credits for things like child care and education. When these escape hatches are figured against income, the result is either a zero liability or a liability that represents a tiny percentage of income......

    Say a person earns $12,000. After subtracting the personal exemption, the standard deduction and assuming no tax credits, then applying the 10% rate of the lowest bracket, the person ends up paying a little less than 4% of income in taxes. It ain't peanuts, but not enough to get his or her blood boiling with tax rage."

    The Non-Taxpaying Class: Those lucky duckies!” The Wall Street Journal 20 November 2002 as quoted by Wikipedia
    Last edited by Hard Truth; 05-05-14 at 09:24 PM.

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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    More like a Trew Libertarian. There was no viable vote because there was no realistic options. You might have had a vote from me but you placed limits that removed any real world standing from the scenario. The simply fact that I would never be able to move my self up from the $30k level if I choose that path made it unrealistic. And that was just for starters.
    the entire purpose of this moronic poll was to make a guy who doesn't achieve feel better by getting people to say they'd rather be screwed by a parasitic government than being a freeloader who doesn't pay for his citizenship costs



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