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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 vasuderatorrent View Post
    Yes. How did you know? he he he
    the subtlety of a train wreck. Your stupid poll doesn't take into account one person is being screwed over



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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?
    Why would anyone seek to make that kind of income in the first place if they knew that they were simply going to be robbed of most of it?

    That's the problem here.

    Taxation of the type you are defending crushes the incentive to perform or achieve above one's peers. It encourages people to strive only for mediocrity, as striving to be exceptional is essentially pointless.

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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    I choose B because that would still leave me with $125,000 left over to spend. The first scenario only gives me $30,000 left to spend.

    I think it would be easier to live on $125,000 than it would be to live on $30,000.
    You seem to be in the minority.


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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    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.
    people who pay zero taxes should generally be precluded from having any say as to tax rates or the expenditures of tax revenues



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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    people who pay zero taxes should generally be precluded from having any say as to tax rates or the expenditures of tax revenues
    Virtually nobody pays "zero taxes."
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    the subtlety of a train wreck. Your stupid poll doesn't take into account one person is being screwed over
    Yes it does. That is exactly the point of the thread. You are supposed to recognize the one who is being screwed over and then vote for the opposite one.

    Can you tell which one is getting screwed over? If so, don't cry like a little baby. Simply vote for the opposite one. of have you already voted? I see 0 votes for Option A so far.

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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    I would choose:

    C) A $250,000 income with a 0.00 tax burden

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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Why would anyone seek to make that kind of income in the first place if they knew that they were simply going to be robbed of most of it?

    That's the problem here.

    Taxation of the type you are defending crushes the incentive to perform or achieve above one's peers. It encourages people to strive only for mediocrity, as striving to be exceptional is essentially pointless.
    I didn't see your vote for Option A.

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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Virtually nobody pays "zero taxes."
    keep with the theme of this train wreck poll please Kobie



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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Yes it does. That is exactly the point of the thread. You are supposed to recognize the one who is being screwed over and then vote for the opposite one.

    Can you tell which one is getting screwed over? If so, don't cry like a little baby. Simply vote for the opposite one. of have you already voted? I see 0 votes for Option A so far.

    the one crying like a baby appears to be the one who is trying to excuse being a failure economically while trying to salve his butt hurt envy by trying to justify confiscatory taxes on people more prosperous and industrious than he is

    how's that for a poll answer



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