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  • 5%

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  • 10%

    10 17.24%
  • 15%

    4 6.90%
  • 20%

    7 12.07%
  • 25%

    5 8.62%
  • 30%

    2 3.45%
  • 35%

    3 5.17%
  • 40%

    2 3.45%
  • 45%

    1 1.72%
  • 50% and higher

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    Re: Federal Income Tax. You Pick the Rate.

    0%. Where's the poll option for no income tax?
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    Ok, the Fed doesn't physically print the money, but they dictate its distribution, the interest rate, and how much banks must keep as their reserves. They also tell what, when, and how much to print. It's called fractional reserve banking. The Fed is not a "quasi-public" institution. Show me a link for that one. It is entirely private. The president appoints the front man, but that's it. They are not a government entity. They have also never been audited but the IRS and they don't pay taxes. They are a PRIVATE INSTITUTION. And by the way, blurtit (like wikipedia) doesn't count. Here's a link about Dennis Kucinich, one of the many politicians that questions the constitutionality of our money system. newswithdrawal.com KUCINICH: destroy the federal reserve

    And here's a link of Kennedy's executive order mandating that the issue of silver certificates backed by silver bullions is doen through the Treasury, not the Federal Reserve: John-F-Kennedy.net - JFK, The Federal Reserve And Executive Order 11110 by Cedric X ...ever wonder why JFK is on the silver dollar?

    So you're telling me that gold hasn't been desired or sought after or used as currency for thousands of years? Then you have a complete and total lack of awareness of history. This continent was settled because of gold. Columbus wanted to find a trade route to East Asia to trade for spices, silk, and gold. Cortes and the other Conquistadors who conquered Latin American were lured by gold. When the three wise men brought Jesus gifts, it was frankenscense, myrrh, and gold. Gold will always have value, unless all of a sudden 6 billion people get together and decide they wouldn't want to have gold anymore. That's not very likely. Gold will continue to have value long after our fiat money is gone.

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    Cortes and the other Conquistadors who conquered Latin American were lured by gold.
    How ironic that you mention this. You do realize that Spain destroyed its own currency by mining to much gold and causing hyper inflation?

    Currency is nothing more than the faith people put into. Paper, gold, cotton candy it really doesn't matter what you pick. People will put more value in money the less of it there is and vice versa. Picking gold just means that its value will change at the whim of a market. The reason we abandoned the gold standard was that even a stupid person can make better choices about money supply for our country than a completely impersonal market force.

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    Re: Federal Income Tax. You Pick the Rate.

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    What do you consider a "fair" rate of taxation.
    Flat Tax or Consumption Tax.
    Same rate for all.

    No graduated taxation in this poll.
    The government should go get a job and leave me alone.

    If anything, the government owes ME money for helping it's economy.

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    Re: Federal Income Tax. You Pick the Rate.

    Quote Originally Posted by SicSemperTyrannis View Post
    Ok, the Fed doesn't physically print the money, but they dictate its distribution, the interest rate, and how much banks must keep as their reserves. They also tell what, when, and how much to print. It's called fractional reserve banking. The Fed is not a "quasi-public" institution. Show me a link for that one. It is entirely private. The president appoints the front man, but that's it. They are not a government entity. They have also never been audited but the IRS and they don't pay taxes. They are a PRIVATE INSTITUTION. And by the way, blurtit (like wikipedia) doesn't count. Here's a link about Dennis Kucinich, one of the many politicians that questions the constitutionality of our money system. newswithdrawal.com KUCINICH: destroy the federal reserve

    And here's a link of Kennedy's executive order mandating that the issue of silver certificates backed by silver bullions is doen through the Treasury, not the Federal Reserve: John-F-Kennedy.net - JFK, The Federal Reserve And Executive Order 11110 by Cedric X ...ever wonder why JFK is on the silver dollar?

    So you're telling me that gold hasn't been desired or sought after or used as currency for thousands of years? Then you have a complete and total lack of awareness of history. This continent was settled because of gold. Columbus wanted to find a trade route to East Asia to trade for spices, silk, and gold. Cortes and the other Conquistadors who conquered Latin American were lured by gold. When the three wise men brought Jesus gifts, it was frankenscense, myrrh, and gold. Gold will always have value, unless all of a sudden 6 billion people get together and decide they wouldn't want to have gold anymore. That's not very likely. Gold will continue to have value long after our fiat money is gone.
    Gold is the Snuggie of investmints.

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    Re: Federal Income Tax. You Pick the Rate.

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    A flat 10% isn't enough. Even if you only payed for things explicitly required in the constitution, like the military and the census and interest payment on the debt, it still wouldn't be enough. Taxes need to reflect spending, and its impossible to cut spending to the levels needed to sustain a 10% tax rate unless you truly gutted the military.
    Keep the military.... gut the government. (keep your priorities straight)

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    Re: Federal Income Tax. You Pick the Rate.

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    A flat 10% isn't enough. Even if you only payed for things explicitly required in the constitution, like the military and the census and interest payment on the debt, it still wouldn't be enough. Taxes need to reflect spending, and its impossible to cut spending to the levels needed to sustain a 10% tax rate unless you truly gutted the military.
    NO!

    That's bass ackwards.

    You don't base your household budget on what you spend, you base it on what you make and live below your means.

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    Re: Federal Income Tax. You Pick the Rate.

    I would be willing to pay 25% to federal and 10-15% to state if they got rid of all the other incidental taxes except for property tax, which would have to be kept below 7%.

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    Re: Federal Income Tax. You Pick the Rate.

    Keep the military.... gut the government. (keep your priorities straight)
    You don't get it. A 10% income tax wouldn't be enough to pay for our military+interest on the debt even if you cut every single other government program in existence. You can't have a a military as strong as our current one with a 10% income tax, period.

    NO!

    That's bass ackwards.

    You don't base your household budget on what you spend, you base it on what you make and live below your means.
    I didn't mean anything by the order I put it in, my point was that they need to be equal. The revenue needs to match spending, by one means or another.

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    Re: Federal Income Tax. You Pick the Rate.

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    The revenue needs to match spending, by one means or another.
    That's the only thing Liberals and Conservatives agree on.

    Where there's disagreement is rather there should be little tax and little spending or lots of tax and lots of spending.

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