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    Re: Is This Statement True Of Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    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.
    And what evidence do you have that taxes are the reason people donate to charities?
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    Re: Is This Statement True Of Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    nope, they just have failed economically. is everyone wealthy a target to you?
    No. I just believe if you make more you should pay more. Not less which is the case in our current tax code with so many loopholes to exploit.
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    Re: Is This Statement True Of Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    No. I just believe if you make more you should pay more. Not less which is the case in our current tax code with so many loopholes to exploit.
    I should pay the same as you. I don't get any more government benefits than you do. why should I subsidize your citizenship benefits when you do nothing beneficial for me?



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    Re: Is This Statement True Of Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    And what evidence do you have that taxes are the reason people donate to charities?
    Me...I have given at least slightly more to charity because of the tax deduction.

    And I guarantee you I am not the only one...especially for the rich.


    Now prove to me using links to unbiased, factual evidence that charities would receive at least as much from donations if the deduction was eliminated?

    And besides, why take the chance that Americans might suffer needlessly if people do give less?

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    Re: Is This Statement True Of Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    No. I just believe if you make more you should pay more. Not less which is the case in our current tax code with so many loopholes to exploit.
    Do you get more government help if you pay more? Can you drove on more roads or use better public water or get better medicare? No. We all get and have the same opportunity to government services and protections.

    I think that, ideally, every citizen of age should have the same tax burden. That would mean roughly $14,000 per citizen over 18 years old. I'm well in the minority on that line of thinking, though.
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    Re: Is This Statement True Of Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Me...I have given at least slightly more to charity because of the tax deduction.

    And I guarantee you I am not the only one...especially for the rich.


    Now prove to me using links to unbiased, factual evidence that charities would receive at least as much from donations if the deduction was eliminated?

    And besides, why take the chance that Americans might suffer needlessly if people do give less?
    I know you understand this so its not directed to you

    under the current system, a charitable contribution is cheaper for me because i am going to pay close to 40% on the money if I keep it. So if I give say Columbia U 100K it really only costs me 60K because if I keep the 100K-40K goes to the government. So I can "afford" to give more. If I don't get a deduction it will cost me 140K to give Columbia 100K



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    Re: Is This Statement True Of Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    Do you get more government help if you pay more? Can you drove on more roads or use better public water or get better medicare? No. We all get and have the same opportunity to government services and protections.

    I think that, ideally, every citizen of age should have the same tax burden. That would mean roughly $14,000 per citizen over 18 years old. I'm well in the minority on that line of thinking, though.
    that's because most people are freeloaders or have their share of their citizenship costs subsidized by people like me who are paying 20 times that amount or more



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    Re: Is This Statement True Of Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I should pay the same as you. I don't get any more government benefits than you do. why should I subsidize your citizenship benefits when you do nothing beneficial for me?
    I probably make more money than you and pay more in taxes than you. And it isn't about govt benefits. The rich probably use as much govt benefit as everyone else.
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    Re: Is This Statement True Of Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    I probably make more money than you and pay more in taxes than you. And it isn't about govt benefits. The rich probably use as much govt benefit as everyone else.
    really? you are making over 2.5 million a year and have a net worth north of 50 million dollars?

    wow, then why do you call yourself a 99percenter?



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    Re: Is This Statement True Of Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    And what evidence do you have that taxes are the reason people donate to charities?
    Additionally:

    'Donors have also said it's a vital incentive. According to a 2010 Indiana University survey, more than two-thirds of high-net-worth donors said they would decrease their giving if they did not receive a deduction for donations. In fact, experts estimate that limiting the deduction could reduce available funding by as much as $7 billion next year. If there were no deduction at all, some experts predict giving would decrease by as much as $78 billion per year.'

    Should the U.S. End Tax Deductions for Charity? - WSJ.com

    https://www.independentsector.org/ch...ction_research
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