Obama's Plan: Tax the Wealthy

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    How many of you swallow this "plan" which does nothing to reduce the deficit or create real (i.e., private sector) jobs? Please explain how raising taxes on people who earn more than you do will benefit you, other than allowing an outlet for your envy. Thank you for your thoughtful response.
     
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    What's up with that shitheaded reasoning? "Does nothing to reduce the deficit."
    1) Yes, it will do something to reduce the deficit. More taxes=less deficit, all other things being equal.
    2) The rich control the government. If they're paying for more of it, they might want less of it, which equals less deficit and less tyranny.
     
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    And Jobs Act, Trans. Bill, Romneycare savings (PROVEN), training and ecucation, much more, dupe. NOT on Fox! Night kids!!
     
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    Tax tables really do need to be amended. The "wealthy' have in the past paid a hefty sum relevant to their adjusted gross incomes.

    That said... the real onus is upon the government to reign in spending, wean entitlements (not business tax preferences), and reduce their own impact on the economy.

    I'm a Conservative and I heartily endorse my own post.
     
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    Thoughtful responses?

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    Taxing the top 1% will fix practically everything. With new revenues, we can repair our decaying infrastructure, which will add a great deal of new private-sector construction jobs to the economy. Our center of wealth is in our bridges and roads. We can also build new alternative transportation like sidewalks and bike lanes, which will lessen our dependency on foreign oil.

    It is also the top 1% who are destroying the economy with their tax benefits. They are the ones who are shipping all our jobs overseas, and the companies paying the least amount in taxes are the ones who are hiring the least. In the 1990s, the wealthiest Americans payed a much higher tax rate than lower-income people did, and we had a balanced budget and the best economy in U.S. history.
     
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    what will you do when they are gone and you cant tax them? and by gone i mean their papers, as you seen from facebook.


    liberals love their money too

    Facebook co-founder renounces U.S. citizenship, draws heat - CBS News
     
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    The extremely wealthy in the US pay less tax than the extremely wealthy in virtually every other country on earth.

    A key factor on this is the tax on dividends, which in the US are simply inexplicably low.

    Within any sustainable and fair tax system, tax on share incomes can be structured so that people who earn $1,000 a year on dividends pay little to nothing on it as a genuine incentive to invest, while those who earn millions pay something very similar to income tax.

    Those talking about class warfare and envy seem to have conveniantly forgotten that for the past 30 years tax policy in the US has been bent over backwards to assist the extremely wealthy - that was probably never fair and is certainly not now sustainable. The funny thing is, I believe many very wealthy people understand that very well.

    It is the middle class in America who have been duped into paying more and questioning less.
     
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    Anywhere they move, they will pay more tax.

    They are welcome to Finland, where they can enjoy our 23% VAT on every dime they spend.
     
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    You're an ignoranus. The middle-class pays a higher percentage of their earnings to taxes than do the rich.

    You're not a conservative, you're a shithead who pretends that the only tax in the world in the federal income tax.

    Also, shithead, a conservative, aside from desiring an inexpensive government, would tax people with consideration of their ability to pay taxes. It's a market principle.
     

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