View Poll Results: Should our money be going to the rich?

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    Re: Should we be paying for the rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Huge salaries, stock options, investments.... You know the typical way you make a ton of money in the US. This top 1% versus everyone else is misleading. If you actually look at whose wealth and income has grown substantially over the last 30 years or so and whose hasn't, its the top 20% versus the bottom 80%.
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    Re: Should we be paying for the rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Here's what happens when the coporations elect the government and not the people!



    https://www.cnbc.com/2015/04/13/top-...ome-taxes.html

    The top-earning 1 percent of Americans will pay nearly half of the federal income taxes for 2014, the largest share in at least three years, according to a study.

    According to a projection from the non-partisan Tax Policy Center, the top 1 percent of Americans will pay 45.7 percent of the individual income taxes in 2014—up from 43 percent in 2013 and 40 percent in 2012 (the oldest period available). (Tweet this)
    The bottom 80 percent of Americans are expected to pay 15 percent of all federal income taxes in 2014, according to the study. The bottom 60 percent are expected to pay less than 2 percent of federal income taxes.
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    Re: Should we be paying for the rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredUSN View Post
    OK fine...........your own thoughts.

    Which also means that you think you have a right to criticize how the rich spend their money. (philosophy)
    I do have a right to criticize. Freedom of speech.

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    Re: Should we be paying for the rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soopairik View Post
    I do have a right to criticize. Freedom of speech.
    True.

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    Re: Should we be paying for the rich?

    It was always about the rich, but now they have enough protective systems in place that they can be more transparent about it. Good luck challenging them in court or by any other means. They have the wealth of nations under their belts.

    One set of rules for them and another for us. Consumer capitalism is coming to its natural conclusion and with it the end of the middle class. The walls to separate us and them are being reinstated.

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    Re: Should we be paying for the rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Here's what happens when the coporations elect the government and not the people!

    The people elect them, corporations just own them through their various lobbyists once they are elected.
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    Re: Should we be paying for the rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    The people elect them, corporations just own them through their various lobbyists once they are elected.
    And then the people re-elect them. Explain that.

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    Re: Should we be paying for the rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    And then the people re-elect them. Explain that.
    You know as well as I do that once a congressman is in office it's hell getting them out no matter what kind of job they are doing. If you think that corporations and various industry groups spend billions every year in lobbying and get nothing out of it, then you are pretty naive.
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    Re: Should we be paying for the rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    You know as well as I do that once a congressman is in office it's hell getting them out no matter what kind of job they are doing. If you think that corporations and various industry groups spend billions every year in lobbying and get nothing out of it, then you are pretty naive.
    Are they buying the votes of the public? Explain that. Like when you go in and vote, is the person you chose based on how much money was spent on lobbying?

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    Re: Should we be paying for the rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Lurker View Post
    Shocking Report Shows America's Top 1% Now Richer than Bottom 90% COMBINED





    I would suggest reading the article, as it's not long.

    Basically, from what I can gather from this article, our tax dollars go to the wealthy in this country. I personally don't think that that should be the case.

    What do you think?
    The rich are the one's who are paying the taxes. 47% of Americans pay no federal income taxes so it would be impossible for their tax dollars to go to the rich, since they aren't paying any tax dollars in the first place.

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