Do You Agree That We Have To Do BOTH...

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  1. MarcATL
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    Tax the rich more AND cut spending?

    Yes or no?

    Why/why not?
     
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    No. We need to cut spending.

    Everyone should be equal in the taxes they pay. One group of people should not be paying a higher or lower percentage of their income because of their success or lack thereof. The law should treat all individuals equally instead of dividing them into groups.

    If you want to create a flat tax that applies to every individuals equally and eliminate the loopsholes. Then maybe we can talk about raising taxes. But until you guys support revamping the tax system so that everyone is equal, we shouldn't be discussing any sort of raise in taxes.
     
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    We already tax the rich.

    What we need to do is follow the recommendations of Obama's deficit commission. We need to reform the tax code and remove the loopholes, expand the tax base, and cut spending.
     
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    What you're talking about isn't "equal"

    a 10 percent tax on a man that makes 100 bucks is felt much more than a 10 percent tax on a man that makes a 1000.

    Living expenses remain fairly standard.
     
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    Actually, it's the very definition of equal. Everyone is treated the same.

    You just don't like it because you cant demonize the rich then.
     
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    Then how are most people going to be able to afford a living if you are taxing them on money they don't have. You put the burden on the people that have the greater ability to pay. The Progressive tax system has worked and will always work. Get over it.

    Yes. Rich need to be taxed 50% with a $500,000 limit on itemized deduction and cut defense spending by 30%.
     
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    So you're saying that the rich should pay much more taxes? "One group of people should not be paying a higher or lower percentage of their income."

    If you look at all the taxes... property tax, sales tax, etc., the rich pay a smaller portion of their income in taxes.

    Now that you've found out that your opinion actually supports the opposite policy that you were advocating, feel free to change your opinion. It will be fun to watch.
     
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    Fuck the rich. I'll demonize them all I want. They are demons. Blood sucking parasites. They're only out for their own good. They're organized and acting in concert to make sure that they get more and more and more wealth all the time at the expense of everyone else. But it's only called class war when the poor fight back.

    Fuck the rich.
     
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    Obviously not. Simple math should give you the answer.
     
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    That sounds more like government employees and welfare tics.
     

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