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

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Thread: 5% Additional Tax on Gross Income

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    5% Additional Tax on Gross Income

    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?

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    Re: 5% Additional Tax on Gross Income

    It would have almost no perceptible impact on my life. Why would we dig holes and then fill them back up again and then dig them again?

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    Re: 5% Additional Tax on Gross Income

    Being a person who has an income of $12K a year and barely able to get by 5% would be near catastrophic without additional income.

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    Re: 5% Additional Tax on Gross Income

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    It would have almost no perceptible impact on my life. Why would we dig holes and then fill them back up again and then dig them again?
    I was trying to come up with a government service that would be equally repugnant to everybody. I couldn't use any current government services because some people would find them necessary and it would cloud the discussion.

    There is no reason to dig holes and cover them back up again.

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    Re: 5% Additional Tax on Gross Income

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    Being a person who has an income of $12K a year and barely able to get by 5% would be near catastrophic without additional income.
    If we raised your pay to $15,080 per year, would you be able to handle it?

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    Re: 5% Additional Tax on Gross Income

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    If we raised your pay to $15,080 per year, would you be able to handle it?
    You raise his pay, he would naturally pay more taxes therefore you wouldn't need to do the 5% tax.
    Last edited by cpgrad08; 05-18-14 at 06:00 PM.

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    Re: 5% Additional Tax on Gross Income

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    You raise his pay, he would naturally pay more taxes therefore you wouldn't need to do the 5% tax.
    Would you kill yourself if the government raised your personal income tax by 5%? If not, How would you deal with it?

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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?



    My life will stay the same because this isn't going to happen.

    Wait and see.

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    Re: 5% Additional Tax on Gross Income

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Would you kill yourself if the government raised your personal income tax by 5%? If not, How would you deal with it?
    I'm not going to kill myself, because of that question I'm done with this thread.

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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?
    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.
    Last edited by mbig; 05-18-14 at 06:17 PM.
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