why arent republicans suggest stopping the tax for the rich

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    If debt and deficits are the real issue. Why should 99% of Americans sacrifice for the top 1%?

    Raise the age of ss recepients - yes
    Squeeze the unions (except the ones that support repubs) - yes
    Raise gas, cigarette and alcohol taxes - yes
    Raise food taxes - yes
    Raise the taxes on the rich - no? Huh?
     
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    Because they're already taking 80% of the burden.... greedy fucking lefties always want someone else to pay.
     
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    The rich pay for everything already. How much is enough? When you say? Yep thats fair.
     
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    perhaps if they got rid of corporate welfare?

    if people have 90% of the wealth, maybe 80% of the tax burden is too low.
     
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    Because its an incredibly stupid thing to do.
     
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    Jeez... you really don't get the concept of equal % burden taxation and equal treatment by government for all, do you????

    The top earners already pay the majority of the bill.. the same bill that hands out entitlements to non-contributors...

    Like I have said MANY times before... I fully would expect more people to be wary about government spending and expansion if they actually had a stake in the game (the same % stake as everyone else)... it's real easy for the entitlement junkies to vote for 'freebies' when it comes at the expense of everyone else... and real easy for the 'generous' liberals when the generosity actually comes from someone else's pocket
     
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    More class warfare. Wonderful...:eusa_hand:
     
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    Why? Why do people always want to take what belongs to others? It's nearly an obsession with the left. Money grabbing is not an attractive quality - in individuals, or groups, or for Governments. Bear in mind, the wealthy move.... if we over burden them, they will simply take their wealth and leave the country. Ask the English.... they'll confirm that. And then what? Who's gonna pay that 80% then? You? Me? You can if you want. I will not.
     
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    Because they already pay 80% of all taxes paid.
    Because 45% of all "taxpayers" get more back then they pay in.
    Because the overwhelming number of Americans are EMPLOYED by "the rich" and taking even more money from them removes money otherwise re-investing in business, research and development, charitable giving etc. etc.
     
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    The wealthy are already moving more and more of their money out of the country.....and there is nothing we can do about it.

    Other than make it more attractive for them to keep it here.
     

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