Moderate Dems duck, cover on tax hikes

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    Those numbers change dramatically when you include all forms of taxation.

    Taxes and the rich: How much do they pay now? - CSMonitor.com

    While it is true that the very wealthy pay much more in federal income tax, the fact is that they pay much less than everyone else in payroll taxes and in all but a couple of states, their state and local tax rates are much lower than that of even the lowest income earners.

    Considering that I generally support a somewhat progressive tax structure, the wealthy are underpaying. That doesn't mean we should soak them, but they need to pay more.
     
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    Bullshit.

    Most states have a progressive income tax, and the rate for rick earners is higher than low income earners across the board.
     
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    Income taxes are not where states collect the majority of their revenue. Do some research before you stick your foot in your mouth. Damn.

    Study Identifies Most Regressive State Tax Systems

    You can find plenty of other sources to back this up. It only requires a search on Google or your favorite search engine. Texas is one of the worst states of all. And Perry wants to bring his tax ideas to Washington? No thank you.
     
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    How much more?
     
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    Whatever it takes to get us back to at least having close to a balanced budget. I also want to see the Bush tax cuts expire, so everyone sees a tax increase. Capital gains should be raised back to 28%. I'd be happy with 25%. Don't get me wrong, we need to make spending cuts too. It's not all a revenue problem, but it certainly is not all a spending problem. Revenues are at their lowest rates since 1950, and it's not just by a little, it's by 4% of GDP.
     
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    Obama is losing a lot of support From Democrats, because of his Plan to Remove the Charitable Donation Deduction. Rightly so, it's a terrible Idea that will Seriously decrease the Amount of Money vital Charities that server the poor take in every year.
     
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    The fact is the wealthy in this country pay more than in any other industrialized country. The rich pay more than their "fair share," a nebulous term that libtards always decline to define.

    The bottom line is that the last this this country needs is higher taxes.
     
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    Only a lunatic or a tic on the ass of society wants his taxes increased. There simply isn't enough money to eliminate the deficit with tax increases. It's time for the useless tics to get out of the wagon and start help pulling the wagon.
     
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    Wrong.
     

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