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Discussion in 'Politics' started by AVG-JOE, Dec 16, 2010.

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Is the tax code fair?

  1. Yes. The tax code in this country is basically fair.

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  2. No. The tax code is unfair.

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    78.3%
  3. I can't answer without looking stupid.

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  1. AVG-JOE
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    :eusa_think: How the HELL does one get conservatives on this board to answer a simple yes or no question without sounding like a bunch of seven term senators at a lobbyist luncheon?!?

    Obviously most Conservatives believe that the poor are not paying their own fair share of the tax burden in this country, so let's leave them out of the equation.

    That being said, do you (America's Conservatives) believe that the super wealthy, who pay about 16% of their incomes in taxes, and the middle class, who fork over an average of around 32% of their incomes, are both paying a fair share of the money that must be collected to keep this country running?

    Remember... how efficiently the country is running and what the money is being spent on, while very valid questions, are different questions.​



    Frustration from a thread: Shrink the Rich Not Government US Message Board - Political Discussion Forum
     
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    The tax code is not uniform so therefore it is unfair.

    Concise enough ;)

    And if you want short replies leave out the bullshit you threw in to fire people up ;).
     
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    Your first mistake is buying into Wealth envy.

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    I never asked for short replies, I just wish to discuss the question I asked.

    I believe the code to be unfair. If 75% of Americans agree with me we have a point at which to start. If 75% disagree we also have a starting point - when asking if the rich and the middle classes pay fair shares of the tax burden and the answers sound like a presidential press conference on a day with a -400 Dow, it's frustrating.
     
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    Neither income nor wealth are sustainable collection methods, consumption is. The tax code is unfair.
     
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    You assume that WE need government to be who and what we are.

    Another failure on your part.
     
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    I am NOT envious of the wealthy! Nor do I want to see the rewards of hard work in the marketplace diminished! Where the hell do you see that in my posts? Do you want a link? http://www.usmessageboard.com/politics/146106-shrink-the-rich-not-government-14.html#post3093122

    I simply see an unfair tax code as a drag on the whole economy and now as a good a time as any to start discussing an overhaul of the tax code.
     
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    FAIR or FLAT Tax...All of this comes to an end. Government will be forced to live within it's means. The tax code ceases to be a weapon of wealth envy perpetrated by overzealous elitist government types.

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    Tell me how you would live the life you have come to cherish without government.
     
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    One word. Liberty.

    Simple...No?
     

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