Who supports lower taxes?

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  1. manifold
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    If you answered "I do!" to the question in the title, I have a follow-up question:

    Lower than what? Please elaborate.
     
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    I do.

    Lower than current personal income rates. Lower than current corporate and other business rates. Lower than current capital gains rates. And keep the death tax dead.

    And those are just for beginners.
     
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    In an ideal world, income taxes would not exist as they did not prior to 1913. However, realizing that we do not live in an ideal world, it is my opinion, that taxes should not be progressive. I'm not sure what the rate number should be. I seem to recall a study by Steve Forbes some years ago which stated something to effect of needed around a 15% tax on all Americans to replace our current progressive tax system with a flat tax. I believe that if people paid their taxes in a 'lump sum' instead of having a little taken out of their paycheck each week, sales tax, etc, they would take more of an interest in public policy and want to know what they are getting for their money. Our current system is very clever in the sense that very few people can tell you exactly how much they pay in taxes each year.
     
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    How much lower?
     
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    Lower than they are now. Across the board on everything, State and Federal.
     
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    How much lower?
     
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    I don't necessarily or inherently call for 'lower' taxes... just that every citizen pay the same rate on every dollar earned... and lower governmental spending... if 25% is called for, then 25% it is... if 17% is called for, then 17% it is
     
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    How do you determine whether a particular dollar is "earned?"
     
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    I support lower taxes. Lower than 30%. I also support every single solitary American citizen paying his/her fair share of taxes. This 50% givers and 50% takers crap ain't working out so well.
     
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    So life before income tax for a perfect world?
     

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