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  • It would be a little worse but I could handle it.

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  • My life would be exactly the same as it is now.

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Thread: 5% Additional Tax on Gross Income

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    Re: 5% Additional Tax on Gross Income

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    My life will stay the same because this isn't going to happen.

    Wait and see.
    You are correct. This isn't going to happen. How did you know?

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    Re: 5% Additional Tax on Gross Income

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    So basically a 'flat tax' that many on the Right propose as 'fair' now!

    But how about if it IS specifically earmarked "for digging holes" but instead of your ridiculously partisan OP,
    1. it's for Useful holes: ie; INFRASTRUCTURE we desperately need anyway, putting Millions to work.
    2. the 5% starts on income over 150,000.. or 500,000 or 1 Million. Take your pick.
    This is more about what your personal response would be to a tax increase on your income. (not someone elses. I already know you wouldn't care about that. That's not rocket science.) This is not a proposed policy. I just want to know how high taxes will go before people start killing themselves. For 6 people the answer is 5% or less.

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    Re: 5% Additional Tax on Gross Income

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    This is more about what your personal response would be. It is not a proposed policy. I just want to know how high taxes will go before people start killing themselves. For 6 people the answer is 5% or less.
    No.
    You posted a classic Partisan ABUSE of the Poll section.
    Asking if anyone/everyone wants to pay more taxes.. and further Loaded it with the NONSENSICAL condition it was for useless digging/filling hole purpose.
    Partisan Hackery.

    However, under the right conditions, as I posted, It may very be a great idea.
    One you obviously can't discuss.

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    This post answers the below as well.
    Last edited by mbig; 05-18-14 at 06:24 PM.
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    Re: 5% Additional Tax on Gross Income

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    2. the 5% starts on income over 150,000.. or 500,000 or 1 Million.
    Would this include you.

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig
    With sober conditions, I think it's a Good idea.
    That was never the question. The question was would your life be better, worse or stay the same if you lost 5% of your income to the government?

    Answer that question. The tax that I proposed is a bad idea but bad ideas do come to fruition from time to time. How would you respond to a bad idea that costed you 5% of your income?

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    Re: 5% Additional Tax on Gross Income

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    So basically a 'flat tax' that many on the Right propose as 'fair' now!

    But how about if it IS specifically earmarked "for digging holes" but instead of your ridiculously partisan OP,
    1. it's for Useful holes: ie; INFRASTRUCTURE we desperately need anyway, putting Millions to work.
    2. the 5% starts on income over 150,000.. or 500,000 or 1 Million. Take your pick.

    With sober conditions, I think it's a Good idea.
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    Re: 5% Additional Tax on Gross Income

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    This is more about what your personal response would be to a tax increase on your income. (not someone elses. I already know you wouldn't care about that. That's not rocket science.) This is not a proposed policy. I just want to know how high taxes will go before people start killing themselves. For 6 people the answer is 5% or less.
    Historically speaking, when it comes to taxes leading to national revolutions you need to go A LOT, A LOT, WAY, WAY, HIGHER than 5% to incite such violence.

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    Re: 5% Additional Tax on Gross Income

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    Be very, VERY, careful with building jobs to stimulate an economy. Such jobs are temporary and if not intelligently replaced by more efficient jobs, can lead to unnecessary building that only clogs the country up. China learned this the hard way (whole cities seemingly abondoned as my father's friend looked around during her visit to China) when the U.S. economy collapsed.
    1. Infrastructure is an Ongoing issue.
    2. The tax could be dropped after ie, 5 years of intensive work/catch up we DO need now.
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    Re: 5% Additional Tax on Gross Income

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    1. Infrastructure is an Ongoing issue.
    2. The tax could be dropped after ie, 5 years of intensive work/catch up we DO need now.
    And what after? A return to high unemployment?

    I believe the best way to keep building jobs is to have the more intelligent of society innovate ways of building and living.

    Don't just build new infrastructure, rather, find ways to continuously update it, and thus, keep jobs longer while also getting more of the much needed infrastructure (as well as even help out other things like remodelling and updating civlian housing as well).
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    Re: 5% Additional Tax on Gross Income

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    And what after? A return to high unemployment?
    The jobs may very well have stimulated a better economy by then.
    The tax would solve our two Biggest problems Now: Wealth disparity and lack of Jobs.

    Corps and the wealthy are sitting on record Cash hoards in absolute dollars and percent.
    A 5% tax, even if permanent, somewhat addresses both.

    The 5% need not be phased out completely, maybe dropped to 2%, raised to 6%, or be permanent.
    What it does is take money that is hoarded in .1% T-bills now, and creates more consumers as well as jobs.

    It's quite arguable we do need a permanently more progessive tax based on increased wealth/salary disparity.
    What better way than to create a 5% tax on income over a Million and Earmark it for Infrastructure jobs.
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    Re: 5% Additional Tax on Gross Income

    Why not just give the money to people instead of having them perform useless labor? Unless this is also an exercise plan in disguise to lower healthcare costs?

    Or, ridiculous idea here, pay people to do something at least somewhat useful. Unless folks think our roads are in just tip top shape...
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