Why should the rich pay taxes at a lower rate than the rest of us?

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    WASHINGTON, D.C.--The 400 highest-earning taxpayers in the U.S. reported a record $105 billion in total adjusted gross income in 2006, but they paid just $18 billion in tax, new Internal Revenue Service figures show. That works out to an average federal income tax bite of 17%--the lowest rate paid by the richest 400 during the 15-year period covered by the IRS statistics. The average federal tax bite on the top 400 was 30% in 1995 and 23% in 2002.

    Richest 400 Earn More, Pay Lower Tax Rate - Forbes.com
     
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    That's primarily because they derive their incomes from investments, rather than wages, you buffoon.

    You know who else also derives a good share of their incomes from investment income?...Retirees.

    Why is it that liberoidal dochebags hate old folx?
     
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    The rich pay a lower rate on income taxes? Since when? ....... :eusa_whistle:
     
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    How many Obamabots are going to start this exact thread with this exact message?


    Whether or not you want taxes raised on evil demagogue rich people, your hero didn't do it when he had a full 2 year window with almost nothing but democrats in office with him.


    Your dream of taxing the rich isn't shared by your messiah or your other cape-wearing democrats.
     
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    You did not answer the question.

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    Why should the poor pay any different rate from the middle class, or the rich, or the upper middle class, or whatever other class??

    When there is a call for equal treatment by government under law, it is not just supposed to apply to the situations that benefit you, and to then throw it away in the areas that don't benefit you....

    But that is EXACTLY what the likes of Chrissy suport
     
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    You did not answer the quesiton.

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    You did not answer the question.

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    Here's a solution: let's lower tax rates for those of us who are Not Billionaires instead of raising taxes on a small handful of people in a "burn the witch" ritual.
     
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    You did not answer the question.

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