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%
  • Yes, every working person should have to pay.

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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I expect you're right, but I'm not sure we need to be calling that UNearned.

    Somebody originally earned the money to buy the stock, the rental properties, etc... and putting your money back into capital is better for everyone than hiding it in the mattress.
    Yeah, "unearned" makes it sound like a person was just sitting around watching TV and the money just fell in their lap. I think it is a crappy term, too.

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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    We should abolish the I.R.S.
    We need to solve the problem, not destroy it and make more problems.

    We need to reform the IRS, and no that doesn't mean pump money into via Obama's methods.


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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    It is part of your 1040 form that's due every year, so it is actually a part of that.
    I know, but that does not make it income directly from a working wage. Taxing investments etc, I see no problem with as it is for the most part disposable income or a better term would be investment etc type savings.
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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.
    Because it would not even remotely fund the responsibilities we have placed in the public sector. You can't invent some fantasy tax rate that sounds fair to you and it magically generate enough money.
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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    I know, but that does not make it income directly from a working wage. Taxing investments etc, I see no problem with as it is for the most part disposable income or a better term would be investment etc type savings.
    The money we make from our sources of unearned income sure isn't disposable.

    It isn't only the filthy rich that have sources of unearned income.

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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Nobody wants to give their money away, especially if they worked to earn it. If we tax income, we are basically discouraging people from earning money.

    I'm not sure how practical it is, however, to not tax income under this system. Where would schools, roads, etc., etc. receive their funding? We would need a big revamping of our current system to eliminate income tax.

    Through a Macroeconomics class, I deduced that a system that taxes highly is a very rigid in movement and does not allow for long-term growth unless the tax money is reinvested in favor of the taxpayers. AKA - taxes going to war efforts do not allow for maximum economic growth.

    I'm not arguing the merits or demerits of a war. I can imagine someone will say that war is an investment. The truth is, it isn't an investment in the traditional sense.

    Back to the question, though. If somebody lived in a town which received no federal funding, they should not need to pay income tax. However, they were most likely educated in a public school that did...

    ...I guess I'm not sure. Long-winded post for such a basic answer, huh?
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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Every citizen should have to pay income taxes. I believe in lower taxes for the poor and struggling, but everyone still should have to pay. Personally, I don't think the top earners should have to pay a higher percentage, it's not right.

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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Personally, I don't think the top earners should have to pay a higher percentage, it's not right.
    Why is it not right?
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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Income should never even be taxed!

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    Re: Should ALL citizens pay income taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    Why is it not right?
    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?

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