should the rich be forced to pay more so us in the middle class can pay less?

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i believe the rich should pay more just so i can pay less

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    Seems like pure theft to me. What say you?

    Edit: This poll is in relation to the Democratic proposal in the Senate to pay for a middle class tax cut with a surcharge on the rich. Since most of us probably aren't rich I think I worded the poll correctly as most of us would benefit from this proposal.
     
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    Not so we can pay less. I'm fine paying what I'm paying. I'm fine paying more, as long as paying more is ACROSS THE BOARDS.

    Which, of course, Grover Norquist's minions will never agree to.
     
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    Sorry, Gramps, but I can't answer the poll the way you've worded it.
     
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    I'm fine paying what I am.

    I would like to see the wealthy pay more and have the money go for debt reduction.

    Once we pay off our debt, they can have their tax cuts back
     
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    The majority of business owners are in upper tax brackets. The majority of the United States is middle class. So you want to tax the middle class more? The people that give business to these business owners? Wouldn't that lead to less money for the business owners as well?
    How about we all start consuming less and living below our means? Would lead to a slow down of inflation.
     
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    Many of "we all" are already living far below our means. Not only that, but "our means" has been stagnating for a very long time.
     
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    So what your saying is you have tunnel vision and are incapable of thinking outside the box rationally.

    No one said that ANY taxes needed to be raised to pay for things. Except the democrats. They get pissed when you try to take the binky away.
     
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    The poll question would be the result if the dems in the senate had their way so why aren't you lefties voting? Put your money where your mouth is.
     
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    Except that that will never happen. the more money the government takes in, the more it spends. We have a spending problem and not in income problem.
     
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    Spending problem not an income problem.......that would make a nice bumper sticker


    Fact is our debt problem started when Reagan slashed taxes and did not cut spending.......same happened with Bush

    Our debt is way too big to tackle with just spending. We need to roll back the Reagan/Bush cuts till we get debt under control
     

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