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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
    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?
    That sort of depends on what the jobs are, where they're located, who they're working with/for, what it takes to be qualified for one vs the other, etc...

    All else being equal (which is absurd), option B sounds better.

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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Serious View Post
    B would make sense mathematically.
    You are free to use math to come up with an answer.

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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Quote Originally Posted by FederalRepublic View Post
    That sort of depends on what the jobs are, where they're located, who they're working with/for, what it takes to be qualified for one vs the other, etc...

    All else being equal (which is absurd), option B sounds better.
    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 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.
    I might put up with scenario 'B' for awhile, but long-term I'd take the pay cut.

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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    You are free to use math to come up with an answer.
    Poll is kinda stupid though - obviously, of the two options, B grants the greatest money to the person.

    Requires more knowledge and skill to earn the 250k, but...
    Education.

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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Does anyone who makes 30k not have a tax burden?
    If you are talking about federal income tax then yes. If you are talking about state taxes, sales taxes or property taxes then I am not sure.

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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    B grants the greatest money to the person.
    That was the reason I voted B. I prefer more money to less money.

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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    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

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    B) happily spend the money and maybe even work to position yourself to where you to could make a higher income
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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Yes. I thought that was pretty clear.
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    If the shoe fits. What I find troubling are the number that voted to settle for half their pay to pay half in taxes. Obviously they do not make 125,000 and are willing to settle at an opportunity to do so even though they originally earned 250,000. How sad.
    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.

    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
    Go on make your own poll thread and let's see where it goes.
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    Re: Which would you rather have?

    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.

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