View Poll Results: Which tax system is most 'fair'?

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    104 48.83%
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    Re: Which tax system is most 'fair'

    I have never once talked to a successful person who was in favor of the progressive tax. That system is designed for the losers to keep voting for higher taxes on the winners. It is totally ridiculous. Some folks may not like to here it, but there are people who are more important than others. That's just life. Honestly, America would be a better place if every person on welfare dropped dead.

    A flat tax is the only answer.

    A long, long time ago, a famous Frenchman made a voyage to America. He left us with a quote that contained a warning. However spooky it may be, it is unfortunately 100% accurate:

    "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."- Alexis de Tocqueville

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    Re: Which tax system is most 'fair'

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    It might be-sort of like the guy claiming he is a conservative yet he wants a massive death confiscation tax
    Or a guy claiming that he is conservative yet he thinks that he has some type of special right to the wealth of someone else.

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    Re: Which tax system is most 'fair'

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I will address your main point as soon as you address my main point that the productivity of people who receive government services, such as children going to public school and the disabled who receive prosthetics and other assistance contribute more to society than they take from tax dollars.
    Just curious, Mr. samsmart, what do you do for a living?

    Is it safe to assume you are either a janitor, bus driver, garbage man, fast food line cook, or gasp, unemployed?

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    Re: Which tax system is most 'fair'

    Quote Originally Posted by 2000 View Post
    I have never once talked to a successful person who was in favor of the progressive tax. That system is designed for the losers to keep voting for higher taxes on the winners. It is totally ridiculous. Some folks may not like to here it, but there are people who are more important than others. That's just life. Honestly, America would be a better place if every person on welfare dropped dead.

    A flat tax is the only answer.

    A long, long time ago, a famous Frenchman made a voyage to America. He left us with a quote that contained a warning. However spooky it may be, it is unfortunately 100% accurate:

    "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."- Alexis de Tocqueville
    Just because you have not personally talked to them does not mean that they do not exist. Call up Warren Buffet and ask him.

    Of course people like Mr. Buffet would be in the minority. People try to protect whatever they have, so if someone is rich naturally they would prefer a tax system that benefits the rich - that should be of no surprise. That has no bearing as to whether or not a progressive tax system is right or wrong.

    The concept that the "system is designed for the losers to keep voting for higher taxes on the winners" is totally rediculous. Since 1918 we have had 17 decreases in the top tax rate (although we have obviously had some increases also to finance wars and such). The middle class does vote on our tax system, the elite class does, I would scarcely call the elite "loosers".

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    Re: Which tax system is most 'fair'

    Quote Originally Posted by 2000 View Post
    Just curious, Mr. samsmart, what do you do for a living?

    Is it safe to assume you are either a janitor, bus driver, garbage man, fast food line cook, or gasp, unemployed?
    No, it is not safe to assume any of those things.

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    Re: Which tax system is most 'fair'

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    Since 1918 we have had 17 decreases in the top tax rate (although we have obviously had some increases also to finance wars and such).
    Stop confusing the issue with facts.

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    Re: Which tax system is most 'fair'

    Quote Originally Posted by fredmertz View Post
    What's the most 'fair' tax system? (not asking which is most sustainable, just which would be most 'fair', in a morality sort of way)
    All the ones in effect today because they've all survived the test of time. It's not about morality, it's about legal obligation and paying your share.

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    Re: Which tax system is most 'fair'

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    Or a guy claiming that he is conservative yet he thinks that he has some type of special right to the wealth of someone else.
    Intelligent people back ideas that further their own best interests, not fuzzy philosophies that favor the super rich best interests.

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    Re: Which tax system is most 'fair'

    Forget flat tax and consumption tax. They benefit the rich much more than the poor.

    ricksfolly

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    Re: Which tax system is most 'fair'

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    No, it is not safe to assume any of those things.
    is it safe to assume that you are in either the lowest or second lowest tax bracket?

    tax brackets notwihstanding, what is your profession?

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