Who Pays the Taxes? Who Should?

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What is your preference for a federal tax system?

  1. Do away with income and business taxes and go to a fee system.

    4 vote(s)
    6.9%
  2. The rich should pay more.

    14 vote(s)
    24.1%
  3. Keep the system as it is now.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Lower taxes for all.

    3 vote(s)
    5.2%
  5. A flat tax for all.

    28 vote(s)
    48.3%
  6. Other and I'll specify in my post

    9 vote(s)
    15.5%
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    According to some polls, most Americans think the rich—several among the top 5% and all in the top 1%-- should be required to pay more.
    Most Americans say rich should pay more taxes, according to new survey - CBS News

    So what do you think?

    Here’s the problem as I see it:

    Who is paying the federal income taxes in the USA? Among all Americans:

    National Taxpayers Union - Who Pays Income Taxes?

    President Obama wants the rich to pay more. Challenger Romney wants lower taxes for at least the middle class.

    Are they both right? One more right than the other? Both wrong?

    Please read the following explanation:

     
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    Who should? Nobody.
     
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    Don't you think it would be important to include a look at what % of wealth those groups hold compared with the tax %?

    Did that thought never cross your mind?
     
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    There are some legitimate functions of government that do require some funding. I intended to include a poll with the thread but failed to check the right box to get one in place. The poll options would have been:

    What is your preference for a federal tax system?

    1. Do away with income and business taxes and go to a fee system.
    2. The rich should pay more.
    3. Keep the system as it is now.
    4. Lower taxes for all.
    5. A flat tax for all.
    6. Other and I'll specify in my post.
     
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    Never in the history of the USA has there been a tax on wealth. Why do you think it necessary to start taxing wealth now? And how do you square that with property rights being included in our unalienable rights protected by the Constitution?
     
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    No. five is the way to go, ends class warfare for ever. Fair flat tax. No execptions, no exemptions. no excuses.
     
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    Does anyone think folks are going to demand that their traxes be raised??

    Hell No. Everyone but them should have to pay more taxes.

    Also might me nice if that 49% who pay no Fed taxes had some skin in the game. After all they have no problem sucking up Welfare, tax breaks, EIC and any other freebie money they can glom onto.

    Might be nice if they payed something into the kitty to run the country. They have no problem taking just a big problem supporting.
     
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    Added it for you. ;)
     
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    OK, how about you include the income of those groups so we can see how much they pay compared to how much they earn?
     
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    The point being is we need to look at how much money the rich are earning and compare that to what % of that is being taxed and compare that with how much money the poor and middle class are earning and what % are they paying. Wages for the poor and middle class have been stagnant while the rich have generally become richer. All the while the rich have seen their tax burden drop. So yes, the rich are paying a lions share of the taxes in this country which would look unfair if you look at that single aspect in a silo. However, you need to consider that they are paying more because they are earning more, while the middle class and poor are not.
     
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