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    Is it better to have high or low taxes

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    Re: Is it better to have high or low taxes

    That is a very complicated question. It mostly depends on why we are being taxed, what we get out of it, and if it will do any damage to the economy.

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    Re: Is it better to have high or low taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by cope2 View Post
    Is it better to have high or low taxes
    High or low compared to whom? What we currently have in the US? Sweden? Hong Kong?

    Also, which taxes are we talking about having high or low taxes? It's a good idea to have a relatively high income tax, but a bad idea to have a relatively high corporate tax or relatively high payroll tax.

    And why are we raising or lowering taxes? To service our debt, to improve education, to go to war, or to spend more on unsustainable entitlements?

    This is a complicated question that cannot be answered with a simple high/low choice.
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    Re: Is it better to have high or low taxes

    Well for one thing, it's my money.
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    Re: Is it better to have high or low taxes

    I prefer low taxes period.Cut the nonessential ****.
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    Re: Is it better to have high or low taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by cope2 View Post
    Is it better to have high or low taxes
    It depends...is your goal to create a dependent class of voters, stifle economic growth, encourage investors to leave, etc? Then by all means...high taxes are the way to go.

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    Re: Is it better to have high or low taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by cope2 View Post
    Is it better to have high or low taxes
    Each time period or situation should be judged individually.

    People, especially on this board, wail and shout about high taxes, which often sounds like plain American arrogance to me.


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    Re: Is it better to have high or low taxes

    It depends....

    I don't claim to know much of anything about how economics work, but.

    I think that there is a balance in there somewhere, depending on a multitude of factors.

    Taxes can be too high...or too low, depending on the situation. If there is X amount of spending by the government, they should raise taxes to produce revenue equal to X amount.

    If they don't then I personally think it's just in an attempt to prevent people from realizing just how much some of the stupid crap they are paying for costs.


    On the flip side, if taxes produce revenue to the point that it exceeds spending, then said revenue should be (in the case of the USA) put towards reducing the national debt. In the case of a country which does not have a national debt (is there one?) taxes should be lowered next year, and the extra funds should be returned to the taxpayers.
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    Re: Is it better to have high or low taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    That is a very complicated question. It mostly depends on why we are being taxed, what we get out of it, and if it will do any damage to the economy.
    the reason why I asked it like this is because the politicians normally don't get into the details about what the taxes are being used for. most of the time, american politicians will say tax cuts, and people will automatically vote for them, regardless of what programmes theyre cutting, or increasing. for example, bush will say tax cuts, and he will cut medical, education, welfare programmes, and increase military spending and department of homeland security budgets.

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    Re: Is it better to have high or low taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    High or low compared to whom? What we currently have in the US? Sweden? Hong Kong?

    Also, which taxes are we talking about having high or low taxes? It's a good idea to have a relatively high income tax, but a bad idea to have a relatively high corporate tax or relatively high payroll tax.

    And why are we raising or lowering taxes? To service our debt, to improve education, to go to war, or to spend more on unsustainable entitlements?

    This is a complicated question that cannot be answered with a simple high/low choice.
    high taxes would be danmark. low taxes would be united arab emirates.

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