Top tax rates were at 70% when Microsoft and Apple were founded

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  1. ilia25
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    ilia25 I can do math

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    I guess they forgot to tell Steve Jobs and Bill Gates that high tax rates kill incentives to innovate.
     
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    So do you think we should restore that tax bracket? If not, what is the purpose of your post?

    P.S. Do you know the difference between earned income and capital gains?
     
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    None of the people who started those companies were paying it. Idiot.
     
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    Yes, I do! Why wouldn't I?

    We should rise the capital gain tax as well.
     
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    The logic, you moron, goes like this -- poor but bright people would not try to innovate because high taxes would not let them benefit, should their innovation become a success.

    And that logic, though it sounds plausible, is obviously flawed.
     
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    It's amazing how a conservative will wrap their lips around any rich man's cock.
     
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    Why don't we stop the bullshit here and tell the truth for once.
    You guys want to get as much money as you can in the hands of government as possible.

    It probably killed you guys when IRA's and 401kplans came out.
    How dare people put away a nice slice of their hard earned salaries.
    That money belongs to government...

    You don't like it send an extra 25% of your earnings this year when you file your taxes...

    Do that and I will be impressed....
    Until then shut the fuck up about people not paying enough taxes.... :eusa_clap:
     
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    Hey Moron, no one says that. go ahead, link to me where anyne said that poor people wouldn't try to create anything because of taxes. I'll wait.
     
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    I just love these people...
    They have no idea about anything.
    They listen to Rhandi Rhodes and Thom Hartman
    and think they know anything.

    More taxes more spending.....
    More,more,more....
    Spend,spend spend...

    When all you Libs put your money where your fat yaps are then we have a discussion.
    I for one pay enough in taxes...About time this administration comes up with a budget.
     
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    BS is that claim of yours. What we want the rich to pay their fair share. And not "to the government", but to seniors and disabled, to support children in poor families, to support our military, etc.
     

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