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    Would the rich miss 5%?

    What do you think, would people earning over $250K a year miss 5%?

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    Re: Would the rich miss 5%?

    Yes.

    They'll miss it.

    5% of $250,000 = $12,500

    It's theirs and shouldn't be stolen from them.

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    Re: Would the rich miss 5%?

    Probably not that much. But hey, if they won't miss 5 percent, they won't miss 10% either. And really, when you think about it, isn't 15% a more fair amount. And 15% isn't really a nice even number, so how about 20%. And we need some more money to pay for some nice social programs so how about 30%. What? The poor? Pay income taxes? Hateful bigot! The rich need to pull their weight. 40% is more like it.

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    Re: Would the rich miss 5%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Yes.

    They'll miss it.

    It's theirs and shouldn't be stolen from them.
    Sorry, I tried to make it a yes or no, but I messed it up. I bet not all of them would. There are many super rich movie stars who are Democrats.

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    Re: Would the rich miss 5%?

    I think they'd gladly pay 5% in taxes compared to what they do now.

    I'm on board.
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    Re: Would the rich miss 5%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Days View Post
    Sorry, I tried to make it a yes or no, but I messed it up. I bet not all of them would. There are many super rich movie stars who are Democrats.
    Oh, no. The Democrats, especially the Hollyweirders, are the stingiest of all. They give their pennies serial numbers.

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    Re: Would the rich miss 5%?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    I think they'd gladly pay 5% in taxes compared to what they do now.

    I'm on board.
    I think you deliberately misunderstood I meant an extra 5% to pay for healthcare.

    I don't believe they would. I think it would be worth it.

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    Re: Would the rich miss 5%?

    I think it's not anyone else's decision to make what someone should do with their money or whether or not they would "miss" it.

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    Re: Would the rich miss 5%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Days View Post
    I think you deliberately misunderstood I meant an extra 5% to pay for healthcare.

    I don't believe they would. I think it would be worth it.
    You want to force me to pay thousands of dollars for some other person's health-care because they didn't buy their own?
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    Re: Would the rich miss 5%?

    Quote Originally Posted by cmckinney View Post
    Probably not that much. But hey, if they won't miss 5 percent, they won't miss 10% either. And really, when you think about it, isn't 15% a more fair amount. And 15% isn't really a nice even number, so how about 20%. And we need some more money to pay for some nice social programs so how about 30%. What? The poor? Pay income taxes? Hateful bigot! The rich need to pull their weight. 40% is more like it.

    In the words of Journey

    "And it goes on and on and on and on."

    What about if everyone paid 5%? I'm pretty sure my insurance costs me and my employer more than that now?

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