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Old 08-03-2019, 11:11 AM
 
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Itís righteous if the money is earned through free trade.
Free trade is an excuse to rip off poor countries. When it comes to countries that can produce more at a cheaper price huge tariffs are imposed. The US can make use of tariffs against China and others. If poor countries try to defend from the US in the same manner to protect themselves, they get the type of treatment I showed above.
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Old 08-03-2019, 11:18 AM
 
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Free trade is an excuse to rip off poor countries. When it comes to countries that can produce more at a cheaper price huge tariffs are imposed. The US can make use of tariffs against China and others. If poor countries try to defend from the US in the same manner to protect themselves, they get the type of treatment I showed above.
Free trade by definition is win-win.

Who's the loser and who rips you off when you buy an iPhone from Apple? Apple or you?

You wouldn't pay for the phone at its obscene price if you don't think it's worth more to you.

Apple wouldn't sell it to you if the money they get from you isn't worth more than the cost of making the phone.

In free trade, both parties win.

Those who disagree with the free trade have the freedom not participating.

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Old 08-03-2019, 11:49 AM
 
Location: USA
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Why don't we all pay $10,000 per person regardless of income?
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Old 08-03-2019, 12:00 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Whatís the fair share for those who pay 0%?
Jail Time
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Old 08-03-2019, 12:10 PM
 
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Jail Time
LOL!!!

We need a very big jail. The majority of Americans pay 0% federal income taxes.
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Old 08-03-2019, 12:12 PM
 
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Why don't we all pay $10,000 per person regardless of income?
How about 0%?
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Old Today, 12:43 PM
 
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Why should the rich pay more?

It's better than being eaten, I assume.
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Old Today, 12:47 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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There is a common sense of gratification when "those evil rich bastards" get taxed at a higher rate than the rest of us. But the bigger question: Why is the government entitled to anybody else's money? This great nation rose from irrelevance to the status as the greatest nation on earth largely because we used to have a government that left us the hell alone. Now we have a government that recklessly squanders most of the money they take in, funding criminally inefficient programs that are constantly being ripped off by opportunists because the feds just make it too easy to rip them off. The US government does a terrible job of pretty much everything it does.

I think you could do a lot more good voluntarily pooling resources to pay for things like roads, welfare, Social Security, healthcare, etc., and having good oversight watching where the money goes. You could even liver your dream of giving up 2/3 of your income "for the greater good". Sure there should be government, just a lot less of it.



Never read the Constitution, have ya?
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Old Today, 12:51 PM
 
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Never read the Constitution, have ya?
Article I, Section 8, Clause 1: The Congress shall have Power to lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States.

Correct, and all imposts (taxes) shall be uniform. Taxing certain people more than others is NOT uniform.
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Old Today, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Never read the Constitution, have ya?
Prove the Constitution applies to me.

I never signed it.

The only law that applies is natural law.
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