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%

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  • Yes, every working person should have to pay.

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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Everybody should have to pay taxes, but if you are unemployed, you would have to pay less.

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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flea View Post
    Everybody should have to pay taxes, but if you are unemployed, you would have to pay less.
    What is the logic of requiring people to pay money if they arent making any?

    I mean I realize the unemployed may fritter their savings away on silly things like food, rent, and utilities but I've never understood why people demand money of people who dont have any and aren't immediately in a position to get any.
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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    What do you think? Should all [working] people who want to live in our country be required to pay income tax?
    Well, here's the thing. The poor and the middle class pay more in consumption taxes than the wealthy. Because there are a larger number of poor and middle class, they pay more in sales tax and the like. So I think that unless we want to implement "luxury taxes" on high priced items and services so that the wealthy pays more in consumption taxes, we should keep it as it is.

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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiveUninhibited View Post
    Because 10% off of a poor person means the difference between them being able to eat and being able to pay their heating bill while 10% off a rich person means they buy one fewer vacation home.


    As much as it pains me to admit this, this is correct.

    Even if we cut the budget in half, 10% probably wouldn't be adequate to fund the Fed, let alone the States. Right now gov at every level combined consumes more like 40%.

    But even if we could make it 10%, there are people who are working hard but barely keeping their head above water, and 10% would push them under.

    Consider a single parent with a couple of kids and a household income of $20,000... barely enough to get by. 10% would be two thousand dollars... well, this person would have to drop their health insurance, struggle to pay their basic bills and buy groceries, and hope their used car didn't need repairs, because the gov't just took away what little surplus income they had.

    I'm not crazy about progressive tax, but a straight 10% or 20% or whatever just wouldn't cut it, and without some consideration for the poor it would push millions of heads underwater.

    No one's tax bill should break them.

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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    I say yes, just to make things more fair, but the rate for people who are living around the poverty line should be extremely low.
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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    When I was poor I needed every cent. I thank God for the earned income credit, which helped offset the SS tax.

    I believe in a graduated tax system where the rich pay a higher rate.

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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Taxes should only be collected from those who use the infrastructure of the US to make profits . So it would mostly come from domestic and foreign companies who sell here.

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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    What do you think? Should all [working] people who want to live in our country be required to pay income tax?
    Absolutely. Let's go back to the poll tax era. Because, god knows, that worked well.


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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    What do you think? Should all [working] people who want to live in our country be required to pay income tax?
    of course not.

    A Christian Argument for Progressive Taxation - Diana Butler Bass - God's Politics Blog

    No, taxes aren’t such a bad deal. Nor are they, as might have been heard at the ersatz “tea parties” around the country, at odds with Christianity. Indeed, tax day is a day that progressives should celebrate — as we participate in one of the greatest social reforms of the 20th century: the progressive income tax.

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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    "Other" ~ No one's income should be taxed.

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