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I believe they should remain permanent. But then I also believe we should have a flat tax where everyone pays the same percentage not to exceed 15%. The goventment should be forced to work within those limits and no more.
Regardless of your idea spending of the US government, that isn't going to come true, so they need this revenue. Anyway, even if there was large spending cuts, reducing the debt is helpful for a country, at least when the economy is going well.
anyway, I don't think that taxes should be increased during this economy, so I think its better to be safe then sorry. the tax cuts should be extended for everyone untill maybe 2011 at the earliest, but afterward, we need for tax revenue.
Cutting spending is another issue, and even if that should be pursued, tax revenues must be strong. Getting a modest budget surplus would be better then having a balanced budget if spending is the same in both cases.
You make it seem like that if someone doesn't work then they have no value. They are human, I don't understand the whole "weakening humanity" in that context.
Getting a "stronger humanity" compared with a weaker one only has value in how it helps people. We aren't trying to create a race of super productive citizens for the sake of doing that.
You can say that wealth distribution reduces the standard of living of people in the future, but thats really it.
but i regress
Last edited by nerv14; 02-03-10 at 08:17 PM.
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I would agree to the extension if those Wallstreet scumbags had their bonuses taxed at a rate of 55%.
We're in a terrible economic time, in tremendous debt, and money has to come from somewhere. You cut as much as you can and you raise as much as you can. The only way government can pay its bills is through fees and taxes.
It makes sense to me to take it from people who will not be hurt in a serious way. An extra 5% from someone making $250,000 may mean that they can't buy that extra boat they wanted. An extra 5% from the average family means they might not be able to pay their mortgage.
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