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 Hoplite View Post
    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.
    It will motivate them to get a job. The money that they owe won't earn interest. They can pay it off over time.

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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?
    using the liberal argument for the moment.

    Everyone benefits from the government, so everyone should contribute towards the servces provided by same.

    Anything else is just social engineering based on some version of morality.

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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Why the hell can we not tax everyone 10% of their income? Just a percentage which stays the same, across the board.
    We can - nothing stops us.

    The real question then becomes if we do that, how will the liberals pay for all of their social programs?

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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Well that settles it -- we must abolish progressive taxation because it violates the seperation of church and state.

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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    I can't completely prescribe to the libertarian notion that there shouldn't be an income tax, but it should be greatly lower than what it is now.

    Consider a single parent with a couple of kids and a household income of $20,000
    No I won't. If you can't afford to even take care of yourself, it's at least negligent and borderline criminal to bring someone else into the world that depends on something you cannot give them.

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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    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.
    That's the exact opposite of fair because those in poverty still receive the full benefit of being citizens.

    If every citizen has to pay, then assuming everyone is equal per the 14th amendment, everyone should pay the exact same dollar amount. Progressive taxation is the embodiment of inequality.

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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flea View Post
    It will motivate them to get a job. The money that they owe won't earn interest. They can pay it off over time.
    Im sorry I still dont see the value in burying people under MORE debt that they probably wont be able to pay off.
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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I can't completely prescribe to the libertarian notion that there shouldn't be an income tax, but it should be greatly lower than what it is now.



    No I won't. If you can't afford to even take care of yourself, it's at least negligent and borderline criminal to bring someone else into the world that depends on something you cannot give them.

    Did you pause to think a moment before hitting post? Doesn't look like it.

    You are aware that there's this thing called divorce, right? That someone can suddenly find themselves with a couple of kids, no spouse and one income? And that it may not have been their idea?

    BTW, $20k isn't exactly bonanza time even if you're only supporting yourself.


    Engage brain before hitting "post" please.


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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Did you pause to think a moment before hitting post? Doesn't look like it.

    You are aware that there's this thing called divorce, right? That someone can suddenly find themselves with a couple of kids, no spouse and one income? And that it may not have been their idea?

    BTW, $20k isn't exactly bonanza time even if you're only supporting yourself.


    Engage brain before hitting "post" please.

    i think it's actually pretty funny.....for god's sake, don't abort that baby! but if you don't, you're on your own.

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Did you pause to think a moment before hitting post? Doesn't look like it.

    You are aware that there's this thing called divorce, right? That someone can suddenly find themselves with a couple of kids, no spouse and one income? And that it may not have been their idea?

    BTW, $20k isn't exactly bonanza time even if you're only supporting yourself.


    Engage brain before hitting "post" please.

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i think it's actually pretty funny.....for god's sake, don't abort that baby! but if you don't, you're on your own.
    One thing I have found rather strange

    Massive generalization here mind you and far to simple really

    Conservatives care about the unborn, but once it is born dont care if the baby dies due to lack of food or medical care

    Liberals care about the born, wanting to ensure it has food and medical care to ensure its survival, but in are not too concerned about it untill it is born and dont mind if it is killed (abortion)
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