Majority of Americans favor wealth tax on very rich: Reuters/Ipsos poll

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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The idea of imposing a wealth tax on the richest Americans has elicited sharply divergent views across a spectrum of politicians, with President Donald Trump branding it socialist and progressive Democratic presidential contenders Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders prominently endorsing it.

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Among the 4,441 respondents to the poll, 64% strongly or somewhat agreed that “the very rich should contribute an extra share of their total wealth each year to support public programs” - the essence of a wealth tax. Results were similar across gender, race and household income. While support among Democrats was stronger, at 77%, a majority of Republicans, 53%, also agreed with the idea.

Majority of Americans favor wealth tax on very rich: Reuters/Ipsos poll
If this is true, then the experiment called the United States of America as we know it is done....
 

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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The idea of imposing a wealth tax on the richest Americans has elicited sharply divergent views across a spectrum of politicians, with President Donald Trump branding it socialist and progressive Democratic presidential contenders Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders prominently endorsing it.

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Among the 4,441 respondents to the poll, 64% strongly or somewhat agreed that “the very rich should contribute an extra share of their total wealth each year to support public programs” - the essence of a wealth tax. Results were similar across gender, race and household income. While support among Democrats was stronger, at 77%, a majority of Republicans, 53%, also agreed with the idea.

Majority of Americans favor wealth tax on very rich: Reuters/Ipsos poll
If this is true, then the experiment called the United States of America as we know it is done....
Great. What is the consensus definition and criteria for “the very rich”? Is it more asset-based or more annual income-based?
 

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Wealth tax is something even Venezuela had balls to only recently add.

It is total bullshit, 100% anti-American idea.
 

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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The idea of imposing a wealth tax on the richest Americans has elicited sharply divergent views across a spectrum of politicians, with President Donald Trump branding it socialist and progressive Democratic presidential contenders Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders prominently endorsing it.

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Among the 4,441 respondents to the poll, 64% strongly or somewhat agreed that “the very rich should contribute an extra share of their total wealth each year to support public programs” - the essence of a wealth tax. Results were similar across gender, race and household income. While support among Democrats was stronger, at 77%, a majority of Republicans, 53%, also agreed with the idea.

Majority of Americans favor wealth tax on very rich: Reuters/Ipsos poll
If this is true, then the experiment called the United States of America as we know it is done....

Just proves how little the general population knows about the Constitution.

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What's anti-American is the billionaire-class hoarding wealth and buying tax loopholes so that entitlements go bankrupt, and their wealth keeps growing. I favor the top tax rate being ~7% higher than before the last tax cut, the VAT (Fed sales tax of ~3%), and taxing all income as earned income. I do not favor the wealth tax on "net worth", unless its only on the top 1%. Does Bloomberg really need all $53b? I don't think so.
Learn About Wealth Tax

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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The idea of imposing a wealth tax on the richest Americans has elicited sharply divergent views across a spectrum of politicians, with President Donald Trump branding it socialist and progressive Democratic presidential contenders Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders prominently endorsing it.

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Among the 4,441 respondents to the poll, 64% strongly or somewhat agreed that “the very rich should contribute an extra share of their total wealth each year to support public programs” - the essence of a wealth tax. Results were similar across gender, race and household income. While support among Democrats was stronger, at 77%, a majority of Republicans, 53%, also agreed with the idea.

Majority of Americans favor wealth tax on very rich: Reuters/Ipsos poll
If this is true, then the experiment called the United States of America as we know it is done....
Great. What is the consensus definition and criteria for “the very rich”? Is it more asset-based or more annual income-based?

Great? What's "Great" about it?
 

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Majority of Americans favor wealth tax on very rich: Reuters/Ipsos poll
That's a total lie don't believe it. They can't even pass one in a hard core blue state when the people have a chance to vote for one. Dem's tried and failed, it went down in flames with over 60% of the people voting no. This after Dem's went so far as to promise to steal the wealth from the rich and gift every dime to the poor and middle class. It still failed because its theft and wrong, voters told Dem's to shove the wealth tax up their ass.
 

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I would bet a majority of Americans would like no federal taxes.
Christ it seems no amount of tax money is enough for these people. I ask them how much do you need to govern a country, their answer is MORE. I guess they want it all. Hell it would not surprise me if they took it all then borrowed even more and spent that too.
 
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Majority of Americans favor wealth tax on very rich: Reuters/Ipsos poll
That's a total lie don't believe it. They can't even pass one in a hard core blue state when the people have a chance to vote for one. Dem's tried and failed, it went down in flames with over 60% of the people voting no. This after Dem's went so far as to promise to steal the wealth from the rich and gift every dime to the poor and middle class. It still failed because its theft and wrong, voters told Dem's to shove the wealth tax up their ass.

Well, I hope you're right...Because, one thing I know is that most people are way too busy these days to spend time talking about this crap with others like we do on boards like this....They see the constant drum beat of progressivism on the news, late night talk, and even in their entertainment shows when they sit down to relax before bed....And then they start thinking with their emotions instead of what it would really do to this nation....And viola! you get a poll like this...
 

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So, why "funny" for the OP Gator?
The idea that the "experiment called America" would be over by higher tax rate on the upper level.

Seems they were higher once and it did not end America...


So, you're for regressive taxation....?
I did not make a comment one way or the other.

What I am for is paying for what we spend. Since nobody is on board with cutting spending we need to take in more money. It is immoral in my opinion to keep adding money to the bill that our kids and grandkids will have to pay eventually.

What would your view be of a man that purposefully went into debt knowing that his kids would have to pay it once he was dead?
 
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So, why "funny" for the OP Gator?
The idea that the "experiment called America" would be over by higher tax rate on the upper level.

Seems they were higher once and it did not end America...


So, you're for regressive taxation....?
I did not make a comment one way or the other.

What I am for is paying for what we spend. Since nobody is on board with cutting spending we need to take in more money. It is immoral in my opinion to keep adding money to the bill that our kids and grandkids will have to pay eventually.

What would your view be of a man that purposefully went into debt knowing that his kids would have to pay it once he was dead?

No, you made a comment that "taxes were higher at one point, and it didn't end America"..... So, if you're for soaking the wealthy, for the horrible crime of being successful, how much of their money should you be allowed to rob?
 

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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The idea of imposing a wealth tax on the richest Americans has elicited sharply divergent views across a spectrum of politicians, with President Donald Trump branding it socialist and progressive Democratic presidential contenders Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders prominently endorsing it.

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Among the 4,441 respondents to the poll, 64% strongly or somewhat agreed that “the very rich should contribute an extra share of their total wealth each year to support public programs” - the essence of a wealth tax. Results were similar across gender, race and household income. While support among Democrats was stronger, at 77%, a majority of Republicans, 53%, also agreed with the idea.

Majority of Americans favor wealth tax on very rich: Reuters/Ipsos poll
If this is true, then the experiment called the United States of America as we know it is done....
100 million thirdworld beaners and millions of lowlife degenerate pieces of shit among us...this should come as no surprise to anyone.
 

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No, you made a comment that "taxes were higher at one point, and it didn't end America"..... So, if you're for soaking the wealthy, for the horrible crime of being successful, how much of their money should you be allowed to rob?
Yes, I did make that comment because it is true. It was not a commentary on the idea of higher taxes on the rich, it was a factual comment. Taxes on the rich were once far higher and it did not end America, in fact many would say it was on of our best stretches.

I want everyone to pay more taxes, you mean and the really really rich and the really really poor. Unlike you I am not good with freeloading and I think it is morally wrong to run deficits in a booming economy. Neither of the two major parties nor their voters favor spending cuts, thus we need to man up and start paying our way and quit leaving it for our kids and grandkids.

Why do you enjoy being a freeloader?
 

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