View Poll Results: What Should the Government Focus On, Raising Revenue or Tax Rates?

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Thread: Is Raising Revenue More Important Than Raising Tax Rates?

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    Is Raising Revenue More Important Than Raising Tax Rates?

    Just curious. What are your priorities?

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    Re: Is Raising Revenue More Important Than Raising Tax Rates?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    Just curious. What are your priorities?
    How does the government raise revenue without raising taxes? Unless you're saying, "Grow ourselves out of this mess....?"

    No matter how much money we give those clowns in Washington, they will continue spending us broke. No new taxes. Cut spending. Oh, okay, maybe increase taxes on "really rich." They've got no voice. Let's git 'em!
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    Re: Is Raising Revenue More Important Than Raising Tax Rates?

    Perhaps you can clarify. Are you asking about raising tax rates versus raising revenue? Aren't higher tax rates and revenue directly related? Did you mean cutting spending versus raising revenue?
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    Re: Is Raising Revenue More Important Than Raising Tax Rates?

    Common sense says Revenues.......The Democrat Party says Tax Rates......
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    Re: Is Raising Revenue More Important Than Raising Tax Rates?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    Just curious. What are your priorities?
    Revenue and the best way to do that is higher tax rates.

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    Re: Is Raising Revenue More Important Than Raising Tax Rates?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    How does the government raise revenue without raising taxes? Unless you're saying, "Grow ourselves out of this mess....?"

    No matter how much money we give those clowns in Washington, they will continue spending us broke. No new taxes. Cut spending. Oh, okay, maybe increase taxes on "really rich." They've got no voice. Let's git 'em!
    By lowering tax rates, of course.

    This poll is independent of the spending side of the criminals in Washington. It's simply about the goals.

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    Re: Is Raising Revenue More Important Than Raising Tax Rates?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Perhaps you can clarify. Are you asking about raising tax rates versus raising revenue?
    That is the question.

    Aren't higher tax rates and revenue directly related?
    No.

    Did you mean cutting spending versus raising revenue?
    No.



    No. Higher tax rates do not mean higher tax revenues.

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    Re: Is Raising Revenue More Important Than Raising Tax Rates?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Revenue and the best way to do that is higher tax rates.
    Except when it isnt........

    ......one of the more recent examples........

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    In 2009 the state legislature raised the tax rate to 10.8% on joint-filer income of between $250,000 and $500,000, and to 11% on income above $500,000. Only New York City’s rate is higher. Oregon’s liberal voters ratified the tax increase on individuals and another on businesses in January of this year, no doubt feeling good about their “shared sacrifice.”

    Congratulations. Instead of $180 million collected last year from the new tax, the state received $130 million. The Eugene Register-Guard newspaper reports that after the tax was raised “income tax and other revenue collections began plunging so steeply that any gains from the two measures seemed trivial.”

    One reason revenues are so low is that about one-quarter of the rich tax filers seem to have gone missing. The state expected 38,000 Oregonians to pay the higher tax, but only 28,000 did.
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    Re: Is Raising Revenue More Important Than Raising Tax Rates?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Revenue and the best way to do that is higher tax rates.

    Yes, of course, that's why JFK cut tax rates....clearly he wanted government revenues to go down.

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    Re: Is Raising Revenue More Important Than Raising Tax Rates?

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    Except when it isnt........

    ......one of the more recent examples........



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    Ok, then close the loopholes. Do we give up on the idea of private property and alarm systems because people who break and enter get more sophisticated in their methods over time? Nope, we build better systems.

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