View Poll Results: Should ALL citizens have to pay income taxes?

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  • No, only those who make over the "living wage"

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  • No, only those in the top 10%

    5 5.56%
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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Flat tax of no more than 15%.

    Poor (must be defined) pay 3-5% no matter what. They are also targeted by Local, State and Federal improvement programs that already exist for training/skill building to get a better job. The purpose of these programs would be to raise the poor into the "rest of the population" category.

    The rest of the population pays 10% flat. No exceptions.

    Company's, LLC's, S/C Corporations pay, 15% - no exceptions and regarless of size, market, etc.


    Very simple. Tax revenue's would rise, and we'd slow the "nickle & dime" us to death taxes on every product / service / function.
    I would simplify it somewhat


    A flat tax on all income (including gifts, dividends, rental income, inheritance) above a certain level. No deductions for anything

    You can eliminate corporate taxes, but any benifits that employe's get that are paid for by the company are classified as income for the employee.

    So a business trip that is paid for by the company is not taxed unless the person flies in first class, and stays in a 5 star hotel. If the employees stays at the hotel longer for a bit of vacation time the return trip is classed as income.

    This would be needed to prevent people from using corporations as a means to support their lifestyle while avoiding paying tax
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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Yes -- from each accrding to his means to each according to his needs.
    Thanks, Karl.


    Its not MY responsibility to improve anyone's life, except mine, and only then if I choose to do so.
    Why should one person have the right to impose duties on others without any benefits in return

    In other words why should i have to pay for someone else's decision to breed etc>

    I shouldn't



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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    your father has brothers and sisters who are millionaires and you and he live on 13k a year? what kind of jobs do you have? are you in school?
    Correct, I am self employed commodity broker who has taken a major hit with the poor economy. I once made a six figure income (2003-6) but as things slowed and the people around me lost thier jobs I felt privledged making a small income over no income and simply learned to live with what we have. I suspect things will get better with time.

    My father (for most of his life) earned upper middle class wages but did not invest or save his earnings and had no future planning. I now care for him as his health leaves him unable to work. (extensive heart disease, several major heart attacks).

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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Because they work hard and shouldn't have to pay a higher percentage than others. We punish success by forcing the rich to unfairly pay more percentage wise than the average person. Why should the government be allowed to confiscate their money at a higher rate than others?
    Why is expecting someone to pay more because they have more a punishment?

    We dont seem to have a problem charging non-senior citizens more money than senior citizens.
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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    Why is expecting someone to pay more because they have more a punishment?

    We dont seem to have a problem charging non-senior citizens more money than senior citizens.
    That isn't much of an answer. one is a discount, the other is punishment

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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    That isn't much of an answer. one is a discount, the other is punishment

    Liberals use the wealth of the industrious as a campaign issue and as a means of buying the votes of the slothful
    Most of the wealth of the "industrious" is gotten by the sweat of the "slothful".

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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by jacksbrat View Post
    Most of the wealth of the "industrious" is gotten by the sweat of the "slothful".
    The "slothful" don't sweat, genius. That's why they're slothful.

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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by jacksbrat View Post
    Most of the wealth of the "industrious" is gotten by the sweat of the "slothful".
    That sounds like utter BS to me...

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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    The "slothful" don't sweat, genius. That's why they're slothful.
    Yes, and as long as the hard working pencil pushers can keep the "slothful" rate over 10%, their hard work pays so much more.

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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by jacksbrat View Post
    Yes, and as long as the hard working pencil pushers can keep the "slothful" rate over 10%, their hard work pays so much more.
    What the hell are you even talking about? Ten percent of what??

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