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    Higher or lower taxes?

    After the election in 2016: Do we need higher or lower taxes?

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    Re: Higher or lower taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by ConsvLiberal View Post
    After the election in 2016: Do we need higher or lower taxes?
    Lower regressive taxes and implement a trickle up policy.

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    Re: Higher or lower taxes?

    Neither raise or lower taxes... for now.

    The wiser choice would be to go through all of the tax code looking for all the political gifts and other distortions we can remove. Only when we simplify the tax code itself then can we decide on rate per income bracket, and we might just find the rate itself can go down for just about everyone. Two benefits at once. One, it makes the process of handling income reporting far easier for far more tax payers. Eliminating the costs of dealing with this accurately. Two, we still get to retain a progressive tax system but with far less jump between the brackets. Which has the benefit of tax payer expectation without the distortions of some paying far more than others exclusively because of failing to meet the "political gift" standard.

    Under this plan there is a good chance more will come out better off once we remove enough insider tax code entries that benefit few.
    "Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.

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    Re: Higher or lower taxes?

    tax all income as income above a cap, and cut the corporate rate.

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    Re: Higher or lower taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by ConsvLiberal View Post
    After the election in 2016: Do we need higher or lower taxes?
    From a Cannucks perspective, cuts and tax increases.
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    Re: Higher or lower taxes?

    I'd be satisfied with a return back to post war tax levels.

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    Re: Higher or lower taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by ConsvLiberal View Post
    After the election in 2016: Do we need higher or lower taxes?
    I would keep taxes the same for the rich. I would lower then a lot for the middle class and lower them a little for the poor.

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    Re: Higher or lower taxes?

    Kill the carried interest BS
    Treat capital gains as normal income
    Estate Tax above 500k/heir
    End EITC
    Institute 5% VAT
    Increase Gas Tax (fed and state)
    Increase marginal bands by 2% Across the Board (Fed)
    Open federal drug dispensaries and sell ultra premium product (and make it capital crime if caught with off market goods)


    Budget Balanced.
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    Re: Higher or lower taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by ConsvLiberal View Post
    After the election in 2016: Do we need higher or lower taxes?
    We need lower taxes and we need to make severe cuts.No more overlapping agencies.No more foreign and military aid to other countries. No more grants to useless studies.Let the states pay for and manage education. disband the NSA,Make severe cuts to the CIA, we shouldn't be interfearing with other countries in the first place.Legalize or at least decriminalize recreational drugs.And I am sure if I looked further into the buget there would be other cuts to be made as well. When our government spends money like a drunken trophy wife with her husbands no limit credit card the one thing we should not do is give them more money.Those severe cuts should be made first and only then if that is not enough to pay off our debt then we should temporarily raise taxes to help pay off the debt.
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    Re: Higher or lower taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    We need lower taxes and we need to make severe cuts.No more overlapping agencies.No more foreign and military aid to other countries. No more grants to useless studies.Let the states pay for and manage education. disband the NSA,Make severe cuts to the CIA, we shouldn't be interfearing with other countries in the first place.Legalize or at least decriminalize recreational drugs.And I am sure if I looked further into the buget there would be other cuts to be made as well. When our government spends money like a drunken trophy wife with her husbands no limit credit card the one thing we should not do is give them more money.Those severe cuts should be made first and only then if that is not enough to pay off our debt then we should temporarily raise taxes to help pay off the debt.
    If you spent literally ZERO federal dollars, it would take at least 5 years to pay off our debt at current tax/revenue loads. (assuming the economy wouldn't collapse under zero spending, but that's another story).


    Which begs the question, why does the debt NEED to be paid off?

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