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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.
    My statement still holds true regardless if is a group or individual.Because a single wealthy individual is still going to pay more taxes than a poor or middle class person paying the same percentage.
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    Re: Is This Statement True Of Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Does the top 10% make 70% of the income earned nationwide?
    They earn much more than 70%


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    Re: Is This Statement True Of Federal Income Taxes?

    I get tired of seeing polls like this that don't offer enoughfacts to base an opinion on.

    Only two responses?

    Binary thinking?

    What is society coming to?

    For me to make an informed opinion, I would need more data. No wonder this nation is in such sorry shape. We have too many people who cannot think past their own preconceived notions.

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    Re: Is This Statement True Of Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    I think lots of people will claim the top 10% don't pay their fair share. I'm going to go out on a limb and surmise that's where you're headed here with the quote from Jack.
    I would say the bottom 30+ percent don't pay their fair share.

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    Re: Is This Statement True Of Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    They earn much more than 70%
    Okay, so it sounds like as a group they're getting a good deal, but all in all they're still paying a pretty hefty bill.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Is This Statement True Of Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    I would say the bottom 30+ percent don't pay their fair share.
    Couldn't agree more. As the state of California has proved, demonizing the rich, while at the same time creating a tax structure that depends on them staying rich and getting richer, is a disaster.

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    Re: Is This Statement True Of Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    I would say the bottom 30+ percent don't pay their fair share.
    That's an easy fix - eliminate the extra EIC you get from children. Nothing bleeds the system like a slut who has three babies and three baby daddies.

    We should be discouraging the poor from procreation.

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    Re: Is This Statement True Of Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    "If the top 10% already pay 70% of all federal income taxes then there can be no claim that they do not pay at least their fair share"

    Is the above statement True or False?
    False. Fair is subjective.
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    Re: Is This Statement True Of Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    That's an easy fix - eliminate the extra EIC you get from children. Nothing bleeds the system like a slut who has three babies and three baby daddies.

    We should be discouraging the poor from procreation.
    Why should someone be given more tax exemptions for more dependents? that is a life choice. Why should others make up for it?

    No matter how we do tax law, someone will not be happy. Still, it should at least be based on wages. Not the number of dependents. I say a married man with two children should pay the same taxes as a man with no children or wife. That's just for starters.

    I agree with getting rid of EIC. However, I would phase it out over time for those already collecting it. If I had my choice, I would pick a date about one year from now and tell everyone, no more EIC for any dependents born after that date. Grandfather those who have already become dependent on it slowly reducing the rate to zero over maybe a 10 year period.

    I would prefer a consumption tax with all "necessities" at a zero tax. I would support a flat tax however with only a standard deduction that is equal to all wage earners.

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    Re: Is This Statement True Of Federal Income Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    False. Fair is subjective.
    That is one reason why I think the binary thinking in the OP is bad.

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