Why don't Democratic politicians in the top 1% voluntarily pay more?

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    Seems a little odd to me. They say they want to pay more, they could afford more financially, the treasury would happily take their checks, but they won't pay.


    Why is that?



    While they're on their quest to raise taxes, they could just pay more while they're at it, anybody hazard a guess as to why they don't?


    Why do they have to be forced to do something they supposedly want to do?
     
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    Why don't you STFU and realize that playing the "poor little rich folk" card isn't working anymore.
     
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    Ask a stupid question.:cuckoo:
     
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    Please direct me to anything I've ever said that even remotely resembles what you just described.



    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Why didn't Eisenhower pay more privately? HE taxed top earners at over 90%!!!

    Obviously he should have been paying a lot more privately too, right?
     
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    Not if the laws he wanted were put in place, that wouldn't be necessary as he's already being taxed.



    They want to pay more+they can pay more+those being paid will take their money=they don't pay



    The only way the above equation would work out is if there's a lie somewhere in the left side of the equation. Either they don't want to pay more, or they can't pay more, or the Treasury is unwilling to accept funds.
     
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    I think the answer to your question has to be based on the assumption that what you are talking about is Democrat's desire to reform the tax code. Within that context the discussion is not about what individuals might wish to do, its about what the tax law compels all of us as US taxpayers to do. So the question about why any individual or any group of individuals might want or not want to do something voluntarily is really moot. The question is what will the nation do about taxes and it will be a national solution that gets us out of the debt we are in now. There is no question that it must be paid, its a question of who will pay it or to be more correct, who will pay which portion of it. Many of us think that those who have taken the most out of our nation should put the most back in - some believe otherwise.
     
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    The more times you repeat this bullshit, does not make it suddenly become truth....

    Y'know.. I wonder WHY you only post that tidbit and not the EFFECTIVE tax rate during that time??... along with what was considered income, what was deductible, etc.... hmmmmmmmmmmmmm??

    maybe because it does not help advance your bullshit stance??
     
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    But...........................they can voluntarily pay more.


    I brought up the point you made right in my OP, that while they're working to raise taxes on the rich like supposedly they want to do, they could pay more on their own during that time.
     
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