View Poll Results: How would your life change if the government imposed an additional 5% tax?

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  • It would be way worse. I don't think I'd handle it.

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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 vasuderatorrent View Post
    How would your life change if the federal government imposed a 5% tax on your gross income without any deductions? The proceeds would pay for digging deep holes, covering them up, digging the holes again and then covering them up again.

    Would your life be a lot better? about the same? or way worse?
    I feel like you're trying to make some kind of point with this, but I can't figure out what it is.

    I can't see how an additional 5% tax burden that serves absolutely zero purpose would make anyone's life better. It would certainly make mine worse.
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    Re: 5% Additional Tax on Gross Income

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I feel like you're trying to make some kind of point with this, but I can't figure out what it is.

    I can't see how an additional 5% tax burden that serves absolutely zero purpose would make anyone's life better. It would certainly make mine worse.
    the only good thing is that since everyone would suffer the 5% theft, it will prevent the usual assortment of parasites from hoping to stick the rich without suffering themselves.

    that's why I want a flat tax-if you want the rich to pay more, you will pay the same increase yourself



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    Re: 5% Additional Tax on Gross Income

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    how about imposing it on those who want more government or those who want the rich to pay more?
    How about raising taxes on everyone who got rich off the Iraq war? After all, they couldn't have gotten rich without the US government and the blood sacrifice of our troops and millions of innocent people. Tax them until the war debt is paid off and every injured vet has easy access to a VA hospital.

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    Re: 5% Additional Tax on Gross Income

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    How about raising taxes on everyone who got rich off the Iraq war? After all, they couldn't have gotten rich without the US government and the blood sacrifice of our troops and millions of innocent people. Tax them until the war debt is paid off and every injured vet has easy access to a VA hospital.
    I have a better idea

    lets raise taxes on all those who got rich off the failed "War on Poverty"



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    Re: 5% Additional Tax on Gross Income

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I have a better idea

    lets raise taxes on all those who got rich off the failed "War on Poverty"
    What do you have against veterans?


    War on Poverty was Nancy Reagans idea, wasn't it?
    Last edited by Moot; 05-18-14 at 10:06 PM.

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    Re: 5% Additional Tax on Gross Income

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    I doubt too many of the poor got rich from the war on poverty but it might have helped to raise their standard of living.
    far more people have gotten rich off the war on poverty. its been going on for decades. all that money sucked out of the pockets of productive people to be "given to the poor" was a large pool for greedy vultures to stick their greedy beaks into



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    Re: 5% Additional Tax on Gross Income

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    I doubt too many of the poor got rich from the war on poverty, but it might have helped to raise their standard of living.
    I guess it depends on what the definition of rich is.
    Last edited by vasuderatorrent; 05-18-14 at 10:14 PM.

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    Re: 5% Additional Tax on Gross Income

    [QUOTE=vasuderatorrent;1063293988]
    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    I doubt too many of the poor got rich from the war on poverty, but it might have helped to raise their standard of living.[ QUOTE]

    I guess it depends on what the definition of rich is.
    we aren't talking about the poor getting richer. we are talking about the poverty pimps who pander to the poor getting richer



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    Re: 5% Additional Tax on Gross Income

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    far more people have gotten rich off the war on poverty. its been going on for decades. all that money sucked out of the pockets of productive people to be "given to the poor" was a large pool for greedy vultures to stick their greedy beaks into
    The war on poverty was Nancy Reagan's idea, wasn't it? The only ones who got rich from that war were drug dealers, cartels and privately owned prisons.

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    Re: 5% Additional Tax on Gross Income

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    The war on poverty was Nancy Reagan's idea, wasn't it? The only ones who got rich from that war were drug dealers, cartels and privately owned prisons.
    wrong

    LBJ started it



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