States Consider Increasing Taxes for the Poor and Cutting Them for the Affluent

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A number of Republican-led states are considering tax changes that in many cases would have the effect of cutting taxes on the rich and raising them on the poor.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/14/u...ing-them-on-affluent.html?abt=0002&abg=0&_r=0

You get what you vote for. If the middle class and the poor, who far out number the rich, continue to vote these candidates into office, all the logic and analysis to the contrary won't mean anything.
 

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A number of Republican-led states are considering tax changes that in many cases would have the effect of cutting taxes on the rich and raising them on the poor.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/14/u...ing-them-on-affluent.html?abt=0002&abg=0&_r=0

You get what you vote for. If the middle class and the poor, who far out number the rich, continue to vote these candidates into office, all the logic and analysis to the contrary won't mean anything.
so they are making it more fair

since the rich pay the highest percent and the poor make money doing their taxes

that's called sanity, instead of bribery.
 

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A number of Republican-led states are considering tax changes that in many cases would have the effect of cutting taxes on the rich and raising them on the poor.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/14/u...ing-them-on-affluent.html?abt=0002&abg=0&_r=0

You get what you vote for. If the middle class and the poor, who far out number the rich, continue to vote these candidates into office, all the logic and analysis to the contrary won't mean anything.
Ooh that's original. As is often the case, one party or the other is only half right. If they wanna raise taxes for some, should leave it as-is for the other end of the spectrum. Everyone should be taxed by the same amount. Anything else is unfair.

Besides, it's not as though we're gonna fix our debt issue via raised taxes, or reduced spending. Debt's too much.
 

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The headline is that republicans want to increase taxes on the poor in republican led states.

Only by reading the article do you find out that it's states like Maine and New York that are implementing an increased tax burden by taxing haircuts, ecigarettes, and movie tickets. It's actually liberal blue states that are increasing taxes on the poor by taxing the services they use. New York proposed a per ounce tax on soda thwarted by an observant judge. It is liberal New York whose onerous taxes on the poor created the practice of selling cigarettes one at a time.
The poor have a crushing tax burden in liberal states.

The proposed cure is the creation of a special millionaires tax targeting only the weathy. California did that. The millionaires left. Not only did the state not realize any money from the newly created tax, it lost the taxes it was getting.


 

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The headline is that republicans want to increase taxes on the poor in republican led states.

Only by reading the article do you find out that it's states like Maine and New York that are implementing an increased tax burden by taxing haircuts, ecigarettes, and movie tickets. It's actually liberal blue states that are increasing taxes on the poor by taxing the services they use. New York proposed a per ounce tax on soda thwarted by an observant judge. It is liberal New York whose onerous taxes on the poor created the practice of selling cigarettes one at a time.
The poor have a crushing tax burden in liberal states.

The proposed cure is the creation of a special millionaires tax targeting only the weathy. California did that. The millionaires left. Not only did the state not realize any money from the newly created tax, it lost the taxes it was getting.
Nailed it!!
 

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