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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?
    Income itself should not be taxed. Now, if the government wants to place a tax per individual, then that tax should be equal across the board. Not the same percentage- the same amount per person. My reasoning for this is that no one citizen should benefit more or less than any other citizen. Taxes collected by the feds should be used for purposes equally valuable to all citizens. This would have a couple of good side effects imo. It would encourage people in the lower income brackets to improve their job skill levels in order to decrease the percentage of their income they are handing over to government, and it would discourage having more kids than one is willing to be taxed for.
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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Income itself should not be taxed. Now, if the government wants to place a tax per individual, then that tax should be equal across the board. Not the same percentage- the same amount per person. My reasoning for this is that no one citizen should benefit more or less than any other citizen. Taxes collected by the feds should be used for purposes equally valuable to all citizens. This would have a couple of good side effects imo. It would encourage people in the lower income brackets to improve their job skill levels in order to decrease the percentage of their income they are handing over to government, and it would discourage having more kids than one is willing to be taxed for.
    Do you mean to tax people based upon how many children they have?

    And to have everyone pay the same amount would also yield a big problem. First, to support our government's basic operations, we would need to tax everyone quite a lot to not run a constant deficit. And if we do that, the people in the lower brackets are going to be going bankrupt before they have an opportunity to increase their skill levels, or get somewhere in life.
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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    You are aware that there's this thing called divorce, right?
    Then the parent making more than 20K a year gets full custody.

    And nice try on baiting me. Maybe you should think a little harder. You fail.

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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Do you mean to tax people based upon how many children they have?

    And to have everyone pay the same amount would also yield a big problem. First, to support our government's basic operations, we would need to tax everyone quite a lot to not run a constant deficit. And if we do that, the people in the lower brackets are going to be going bankrupt before they have an opportunity to increase their skill levels, or get somewhere in life.
    Not really, but sort of, I guess. If you want to keep having more children, then you should be willing to pay for their tax until they are emancipated.
    As for government operations, those must eventually be cut way back anyway. Our current system is headed for failure, and eventually we are going to be revamping many of the programs and pork that are now standard operating procedure.
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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    I don't think we should pay an income tax. Since we do though, yes everyone who works should.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    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)
    kinda like the death penalty.

    but keep in mind many, many people identify themselves as liberal and would never have an abortion. the key is that women get to choose.

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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 Blackdog View Post
    I don't think we should pay an income tax. Since we do though, yes everyone who works should.
    i tend to think that wages shoudn't be taxed, but unearned income should be.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    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 Lord Tammerlain View Post
    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)
    I swear you just don't get it. It's about people taking responsibility for their actions. You **** someone, a pregnancy may result. If you can't feed em, don't breed em. Has nothing to do with not caring. It has everything to do with personal responsibility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i tend to think that wages shoudn't be taxed, but unearned income should be.
    Unearned like welfare? Not being an ass, I am not certain what you are saying.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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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?
    1) there should be no tax on income because that gives congress far more power than the founders intended. Congress pits net tax consumers against those of us who are net tax payers. Our wealth is promised to the consumers so as to buy their votes

    2) if you do not pay income taxes you should not be in a position to vote or influence the rates of those who do


    3) everyone should be able to keep the same percentage of the next $ they earn


    I note none of the liberals/socialists/parasites ever address the obvious problem I note of pandering to the many to vote up the taxes of those who actually pay taxes



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