Why Not Raise the Top Tax Bracket to 90%?

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    If higher taxes on the rich is the answer to fix our economy... Why not raise the top tax rate back to 90%?

    Shoot, just the taxes from Hollywood would make a huge dent in our deficit.
     
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    Mr. President BOARD PRESIDENT..carry on

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    Because they earned their money and they should keep it. The same way you dont want to pay 90%
     
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    Tech_Esq Sic Semper Tyrannis!

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    Unless I miss my guess, he is engaging in sarcasm to make a point. :eusa_shhh: The social democrats are supposed to come back and say something smart :lol:
     
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    hollywood is demcwats, and we all know democwats don't pay taxes.. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    At least until they get elected discovered and forced to pay
     
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    oxymoronic thought right there..:eusa_whistle:
     
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    Can we compromise?

    Clearly the way both parties spend, our government needs additional money.

    Now you can't approve of borrowing from China and putting it on the debt, can you?

    So where are we going to come up with the money to pay off what we have already spent?

    You think your taxes should be raised? That'll dramatically affect your prosperity. In my opinion, you and I already get taxed too much.

    So why not roll back the tax cuts back to what they were when Reagan was in office? Rich people were still rich back then. And the economy was good so that middle class people could become rich.

    Are you in favor of Oligarchy?

    Oligarchy (Greek Ὀλιγαρχία, Oligarkhía) is a form of government where power effectively rests with a small elite segment of society distinguished by royalty, wealth, family, military influence or religious hegemony.

    We're heading that way buddy with your free market capitalism no regulations blabla:cuckoo:
     
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    Are you just being silly. Practically everything is relative. Why not lower it to .5%?
     
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    You won't see the entitlement junkies and the "raise the tax" idiots asking to raise taxes if you would have an equal % tax on all citizens on every dollar earned (with the elimination of tax loopholes)..

    They will whine and complain about "fair share" for others.. as long as it is fair share that does not include them

    You would also see them call for reduction in wasteful spending and handouts if they actually had to pay the same rates as everyone else... but for now, they will not complain about it because it is coming out of someone else's pockets
     
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    Because if they do that, they know that 90% of the 1% of the people your talking about will move their companies abroad and leave this country to fin for itself. Plus, you'll have to watch foreign movies for the rest of your life because all those actors being talked about above, who act like they like what you’re suggesting would be living next to the 90% of the 1% of the people who left this country to fin for itself.

    That's why.
     

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