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    Re: Would the rich miss 5%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    The uber rich, the likes of Buffet and such, tend to pay a lower marginal tax rate than their secretaries.
    Only they pay 186 million in taxes. Which is basically the budget of an University.
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    Re: Would the rich miss 5%?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I guess what I don't get is why you have this aching desire to penalize people's success with higher taxes.
    I don't have a desire to tax those with a higher income. My dad is one who is earning over 250k. I have a lucky life. And we know many people who earn similar or more money. I am not saying to raise the income tax on them. Raise the income tax on the Warren Buffets of this country. They make more money then the combined salaries of many small size companies. Its ridiculous.

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    Re: Would the rich miss 5%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Only they pay 186 million in taxes. Which is basically the budget of an University.
    That is nothing compared to what they are earning.

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    Re: Would the rich miss 5%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Only they pay 186 million in taxes. Which is basically the budget of an University.
    K, so you favor regressive taxation. Got it.
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    Re: Would the rich miss 5%?

    Quote Originally Posted by stalin_was_a_nice_being View Post
    I don't have a desire to tax those with a higher income. My dad is one who is earning over 250k. I have a lucky life. And we know many people who earn similar or more money. I am not saying to raise the income tax on them. Raise the income tax on the Warren Buffets of this country. They make more money then the combined salaries of many small size companies. Its ridiculous.
    So again, why penalize the success of a man with higher taxes just because he has succeeded in making a higher income?

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    Re: Would the rich miss 5%?

    Quote Originally Posted by stalin_was_a_nice_being View Post
    That is nothing compared to what they are earning.
    Key word here is "earning". They earned it. They should keep it.

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    Re: Would the rich miss 5%?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    So again, why penalize the success of a man with higher taxes just because he has succeeded in making a higher income?
    Because their comes a point where they have earned it to the point where they are just sitting around not doing anything to earn it. Like Warren Buffet.

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    Re: Would the rich miss 5%?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    So again, why penalize the success of a man with higher taxes just because he has succeeded in making a higher income?
    I don't think that when some level is reached, people are given options to lower their tax rate while others making less are left with no such option. We can solve the problem by lowering everyone's taxes. Though we'll have to cut services as well.
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    Re: Would the rich miss 5%?

    Quote Originally Posted by stalin_was_a_nice_being View Post
    Because their comes a point where they have earned it to the point where they are just sitting around not doing anything to earn it. Like Warren Buffet.
    So they earned the right to...stop earning?

    You aren't even making sense. Face it, your logic is the same logic that the shoplifter uses. Walmart isn't going to miss it so just take it from them.

    That's not cool.

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    Re: Would the rich miss 5%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    K, so you favor regressive taxation. Got it.
    And you're dishonest in claiming the rich pay 'nothing' in taxes when in fact they pay more in a year than you and I could hope to pay in our lifetimes.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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