In Politics, Paying A 'Fair Share' Of Taxes Really Means More

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  1. bripat9643

    bripat9643 Diamond Member

    Apr 1, 2011
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    The Concrete Definition Of Fairness Would Destroy Its Use As A Political Term -

    Since this is an election year, we can expect to hear a lot of words — and the meaning of those words is not always clear. So it may be helpful to have a glossary of political terms.

    One of the most versatile terms in the political vocabulary is "fairness." It has been used over a vast range of issues, from "fair trade" laws to the Fair Labor Standards Act. And recently we have heard that the rich don't pay their "fair share" of taxes.

    Some of us may want to see a definition of what is "fair." But a concrete definition would destroy the versatility of the word, which is what makes it so useful politically.

    If you said, for example, that 46.7% — or any other number — is the "fair share" of their income that the rich should have to pay in taxes, then once they paid that amount, there would be no basis for politicians to come back to them for more — and "more" is what "fair share" means in practice.
  2. edthecynic

    edthecynic Censored for Cynicism

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    Here again we see CON$ervoFascists try to control the meaning of words. It IS the CON$ervoFascists who abuse the meaning of words, and the word "fair" is not the word that is abused!!!

    The word that is abused is "INCOME." When CON$ talk about "income" they are really talking about "WAGES," what your MessiahRushie called "earned income." Any stats CON$ cite about the "rich" paying X amount in taxes they are really talking about upper middle class WAGE EARNERS. The truly "rich" do not work for wages. They are Capital Gains Tycoons.

    To the GOP, Capital Gains Tycoons are the ELITE, too Elite to pay taxes. The GOP want to eliminate all Capital Gains taxes, the special tax treatment Capital Gains gets is not good enough for the Elite. Capital Gains is like an unlimited IRA earning tax free value until it is finally realized when it is sold and then taxed at a low rate.

    The words you have to watch out for in an election year are "BROADEN THE BASE" which is CON$ervoFascist for "MAKE THE WAGE EARNER PAY MORE TAXES." CON$ want to cut capital gains taxes and broaden the base.

    October 11, 2011
    RUSH: * I've often said, I said last week he who controls the definition of words, the meaning of words, controls the debate.* He who controls the language controls the debate.

    August 7, 2007
    CALLER: And, you know, and the way our tax system works, we have an overly complex system, which in and of itself is a problem, but the way our tax system works and the way the tax laws are written, it's based on a few kind of like hinge numbers like adjusted gross income and taxable income, and while the soak the rich -- or however you choose to describe it -- really doesn't come down that way. It really comes down to much lower income levels.

    RUSH: It does, exactly, and here's the dirty little secret if you ever to pull it off. It's hard. This is why most people don't understand the tax-the-rich business. You've got to structure your life so you have no "earned" income. I'm out of time. I'll explain that. There's a category called earned income versus other kinds of income. Earned income is what the income tax rate is on. That's how "the rich" do it. They don't have "earned" income.

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