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  • Collect sufficient revenues for necessary government services in least damaging way possible

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    What is the Primary Purpose of a Tax Code

    I know, I know, some are going to complain that several of these things should be on the list... but what is the One Thing that should be central in our minds when we design a tax code - what is your highest value?






    EDIT: Dang, forgot to make it Open - can a moderator fix that for us, please?
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    Re: What is the Primary Purpose of a Tax Code

    Republican - Pay as little Tax as possible

    Democrat - Take it all in taxes and give it to your friends

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    Re: What is the Primary Purpose of a Tax Code

    Answer: Politicians need to get money from special interest groups for their re-election campaigns. As a reward the tax code is expanded giving a new writeoffs to the donors with the deepest pockets. That about sums it up.
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    Re: What is the Primary Purpose of a Tax Code

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Dog View Post
    Answer: Politicians need to get money from special interest groups for their re-election campaigns. As a reward the tax code is expanded giving a new writeoffs to the donors with the deepest pockets. That about sums it up.
    you are only right in reality.






    the poll is for posters. but yes, you are correct, the Tax Code is where the real porkbarrel spending takes place.

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    Re: What is the Primary Purpose of a Tax Code

    I chose 'least damaging'. The only actual option. Quite loaded though.

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    Re: What is the Primary Purpose of a Tax Code

    WTF, no one loves the poor?
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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    Re: What is the Primary Purpose of a Tax Code

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    WTF, no one loves the poor?
    What about the poor? We should only care about the Rich.

    /Sarcasm

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    Re: What is the Primary Purpose of a Tax Code

    It's to confuse the **** out of us while the government steals our money.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: What is the Primary Purpose of a Tax Code

    The government aint making money... they're in terrible debt. It's the corporations making the big bucks off of our taxes. They're robbing us blind.

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    Re: What is the Primary Purpose of a Tax Code

    Quote Originally Posted by CompSciGuy View Post
    The government aint making money... they're in terrible debt. It's the corporations making the big bucks off of our taxes. They're robbing us blind.
    Yeah, but they do it through the government. The government takes our money and keeps giving it to the corporations who cause the messes. That's corporate capitalism for you. Ultimately, the government is the tool of theft.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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