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 What if...? View Post
    If they got more pie they'd have money to pay taxes.
    If they made any attempt to better themselves they'd have more money.

    It's not my job to give them more pie. It's theirs to get their slice.

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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?
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    Re: Should we be paying for the rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    If they made any attempt to better themselves they'd have more money.

    It's not my job to give them more pie. It's theirs to get their slice.
    A terrible drought occurs and a farmer loses all his crops and animals. Explain how he is supposed to better himself to get his slice.

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    Re: Should we be paying for the rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    That's because wealth disparity is perhaps the top problem in the USA, and the world, and it's steadily getting worse.

    IOW, it NEEDS to be ranted about.
    You do realize that even now the people making +200K pay 58.9% of the total federal income tax collected. When looking at people who make 100K or more per year the percentages goes up to 80.6% of all federal tax revenue.
    Who pays U.S. income tax, and how much? | Pew Research Center

    So how much more would you like these people to pay?
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    Re: Should we be paying for the rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soopairik View Post
    A terrible drought occurs and a farmer loses all his crops and animals. Explain how he is supposed to better himself to get his slice.
    Insurance, emergency savings account.

    Everyone should be putting back money to save for that day when the crap hits the fan - even if you can only save a little at a time.


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    Re: Should we be paying for the rich?

    I may be talking out of my ass he but it's my recollection that a lot of government contract jobs are very large scale. For a company to undertake them it needs to have deep pockets in the first place.

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    Re: Should we be paying for the rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    Then move somewhere that you don't have to pay any taxes at all...and let us know how life there is.
    There is none. Well, actually there are, but those places generally lack running water, free electricity, etc.

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    Re: Should we be paying for the rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soopairik View Post
    A terrible drought occurs and a farmer loses all his crops and animals. Explain how he is supposed to better himself to get his slice.
    Sorry, I don't do what ifs.

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    Re: Should we be paying for the rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Sorry, I don't do what ifs.
    You could've just said you don't like confrontation.

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    Re: Should we be paying for the rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Insurance, emergency savings account.

    Everyone should be putting back money to save for that day when the crap hits the fan - even if you can only save a little at a time.
    There are any number of ways to recover from this hypothetical situation. One is to purchase crop insurance. Your choice as to whether you choose to participate.

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