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    Re: Is This Statement True Of Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crossroads View Post
    If you consider the fact they own 75 percent of all "wealth" in the country, then no, the statement might not hold. But since this is about "income", of which they constitute about 48 percent of, then yes, the statement could be considered true.

    I still voted "no" however. There are plenty of other factors to consider. There is a reason we have a "progressive" tax system, it helps compensate for the inherent inequalities in a system such as ours. Yes, that would be the "redistribute the wealth" thing.
    Taxes....this is about taxes, not income.
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    Re: Is This Statement True Of Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    no income tax-then we have no picking winners or losers. everyone pays for what they use. You are a citizen, you pay the same for your citizenship benefits as I do

    just like everything else in life

    I suspect if you got your way colleges and other charities would hire a cleaner for you
    If you are replacing the income tax with a regressive tax like a sales tax then yes the govt is picking winners and losers. The wealthy win.
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    Re: Is This Statement True Of Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    And you honestly think that charities will receive the same amount of money if all their contributions are non deductible?
    I don't think there was any thinking about what would happen with that



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    Re: Is This Statement True Of Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    And you honestly think that charities will receive the same amount of money if all their contributions are non deductible?
    I don't care if they don't.
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    Re: Is This Statement True Of Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    If you are replacing the income tax with a regressive tax like a sales tax then yes the govt is picking winners and losers. The wealthy win.
    no, the government doesn't pick who wins. everyone pays the same for what they use-just like at the McDonalds or the car wash. the government shouldn't try to even things up. if you are a failure, the government shouldn't tax the rich more to make your failure less painful



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    Re: Is This Statement True Of Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    I don't care if they don't.
    an interesting dichotomy. hate the successful and you hate charities. Perhaps you believe that charities get money you think your beloved Big Brother needs more



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    Re: Is This Statement True Of Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    You are correct the statement is false, however the fact they are in a group is literally meaningless. People pay their taxes as individuals, not as a member of a group.
    Can we apply that line of thinkIng to immigration? ' the fact they are in a group is literally meaningless. People broke the law as individuals, not as a member of a group.' The implication being that calls of racism are just as invalid.
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    Re: Is This Statement True Of Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    no, the government doesn't pick who wins. everyone pays the same for what they use-just like at the McDonalds or the car wash. the government shouldn't try to even things up. if you are a failure, the government shouldn't tax the rich more to make your failure less painful
    So anyone who isn't wealthy is an automatic failure? That's pretty myopic view.
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    Re: Is This Statement True Of Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    I don't care if they don't.
    Okaaaaay...so you don't care if charities don't get enough money to operate?

    Let's hope you never get to a position of power.

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    Re: Is This Statement True Of Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    So anyone who isn't wealthy is an automatic failure? That's pretty myopic view.
    nope, they just have failed economically. is everyone wealthy a target to you?



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