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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMan1978 View Post
    Kurt this will never fly! PERIOD! It is a Tax Increase on those whose JUST cant afford it right now...people from there 50 K to 250K wil get Slammed and you know it...The plan is nothing but smoke and mirrors
    No it isn't. I'm talking people who DEDUCT $50K from their taxes, not people that have $50K in earned income. It would barely touch the middle class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pghin08 View Post
    This was how he was going to pay for his across the board tax cuts. I didn't agree with those cuts at all, but I definitely agree with capping deductions. This should be something that gets easy bipartisan support. Our tax code is way out of whack. Why should we give people a tax deduction for having a home office? It's ridiculous. Just put a cap on it, it'll be at least a decent revenue generator for Uncle Sam.
    You also have to leave above-the-line business expense deductions in place. Otherwise you're taxing people on gross income, which will substantially hurt the economy. Pretty much all below-the-line and some above-the-line deductions should be capped, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drtom2005 View Post
    Not progressive enough. I am not really borther by the people who can not afford to pay, not paying. I have an issue with people like Romney paying 14%.
    This is a misconception, by the way. A few facts for you:

    Top 1% of taxpayers = those making $380,000 per year
    Top 1% earn 20% of all income
    Top 1% pay 38% of all income taxes
    Avg effective rate for all people = 11%
    Avg effective rate for top 1% = 23%
    Letting Bush tax cuts expire for $200K and above will generate enough revenue to run the country for 8 days
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    hmmm thoughts to ponder

    seems the Republican thoughts are wrong ....................once again
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    There isn't a whole lot of evidence out there that tax increases on the wealthy have significant harmful effects on the economy, and I agree that the wealthy should pay more. But I think a small share of the additional burden needs to fall on the middle/lower classes over time. If one group of people is going to put more skin in the game, all groups should.
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  6. #96
    Quote Originally Posted by MadMan1978 View Post
    and I would expect a lot more compassion from you sir

    Your ideas lead to those very statements...I have watched it for 30 plus years...listened to the lies and promises from the Conservatives...They honestly have no true understand in my opinion what Government is...then call me a liberal and socialist for wanting to house the poor and feed them...and then educate them to do it for themself...and wow pay more taxes....

    Comical? really?
    from you Dan thats a complement...
    Compassion? I said I'd prefer a straight tax percentage and you take from that that I want people to die and suffer?

    And for the millionth time, I'm not conservative, and if anything, I generally lean more liberal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pghin08 View Post
    There isn't a whole lot of evidence out there that tax increases on the wealthy have significant harmful effects on the economy, and I agree that the wealthy should pay more. But I think a small share of the additional burden needs to fall on the middle/lower classes over time. If one group of people is going to put more skin in the game, all groups should.
    Why should that burden fall to them? They dont have enough burden?
    Well I should say do you and I have enough burden ?

    Are they not paying enough taxes?
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    The problem is each side only has one solution.
    Should the military be cut? Yes!
    Should Social Programs be revised and cut in the process? Probably, yeah.
    Should the rich pay more in taxes? They shouldn't pay a lower percentage than anyone else, so yes.

    That's the thing. No one wants compromise. Even people posting here aren't interested in any sort of compromise. To Conservatives, cutting social programs and taxes while hinting at possible military cuts later (that will never happen) is a compromise. To liberals, taxing the crap out of the rich and cutting the military down to 2 bikes and a BB gun while hinting at reformatting social programs (which will never happen).

    I'm hearing everyone talk about compromise, but someone has to be willing to give SOMETHING up (literally ANYTHING) before a compromise can be had. Just holding your positions the way you are now is just going to stalemate your nation into chaos.

  10. #100
    Quote Originally Posted by MadMan1978 View Post
    Why should that burden fall to them? They dont have enough burden?
    Well I should say do you and I have enough burden ?

    Are they not paying enough taxes?
    If I'm being honest, we don't, no. The numbers support two things:

    1. Rich people don't have enough money to just increase their taxes and solve all our problems
    2. The middle class/poor don't have enough money to just increase their taxes and solve all our problems.

    That leads me to think that all people should bear a little bit more of a burden. I think the rich should bear more, but it's almost a principal thing with me. If my taxes go up a little bit, so be it. This country should be about sacrificing for each other. I'm willing to sacrifice for my fellow countrymen.


    On a somewhat related note, and one of the reasons that I think the wealthy should bear more of our tax burden is displayed on this chart:




    This shows that over the past 12 years, we've essentially seen an 8% decrease in real buying power. When you take this chart in consideration with the fact that the top 20% of earners currently have the biggest share of total income that we've seen since 1967 (and consequently, "middle class" earners currently have the lowest share of total income since 1967), we can infer that in fact, the middle and lower classes are doing much worse than the chart indicates.
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