What Is "Fair Share of Taxes"?

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    ]Obama keeps pushing his "fair share" of taxes in his speeches. What is fair? Fair is a relative term which means different things to different people. There is no set rule for what one thinks is fair. Is it fair that over forty percent of potential taxpayers pay absolutley no taxes at all? They probably think that is fair. But, do people who pay all the taxes think that is fair? Probably not! Is it fair that people who make more the a million dollars a year pay the largest portion of the federal income taxes? You probably think it is fair but they think they are already paying more than their fair share. So, you can see this is a fruitless debate. It all comes down to there is no way for the government to raise people in lower income brackets to higher ones. Each individual can only do that themselves. Since government can not raise these people to higher levels, in their misguided thinking the only thing they can do is knock the higher income people down as far as they can through tax rates. That at best is un-American and at worst tyrannical government.
     
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    Same percent of income for everyone.
     
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    You conservatives aren't going to LIKE this very much.


    I. The subjects of every state ought to contribute towards the support of the government, as nearly as possible, in proportion to their respective abilities; that is, in proportion to the revenue which they respectively enjoy under the protection of the state.

    Adam Smith
    Wealth of Nations.

    Let me know when you have a more definitive source than the father of modern economics.
     
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    All should pay some. We all enjoy the benefits of our country. Nobody should get a free ride. Nearly 50% of Americans pay no taxes and these same people are the same people that receive the most support form the government. It should be "all pay some and not some pay all"
     
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    sounds good, lets get the flat tax with no exemptions going now.
     
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    You want the bottom half of earners to start coughing up some Federal income taxes?

    How regressive of you!
     
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    From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.......... LOL

    Karl Marx
     
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    Do you mean income tax? Payroll tax? FICA tax? Sales tax?

    Every millionares pay the same rate on the same amount of income as the poor folks. Time to treat long term capital gains as income. Recend the Bush tax cuts for all. Pass a balanced budget amendment with a plan to pay off the debt. Then we can talk about lowering taxes for everybody.
     
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    Flat tax.... i don't care if you are rich or poor. Everyone should pay the same.
     
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    You're seriously not this fucking dense, are you?
     

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