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Old Yesterday, 03:08 PM
 
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Someone has to pay for the government budget, military etc. if the rich aren't going to be taxed more, then the tax burden falls to people like my hardworking RN mother, who is already taxed a whopping third of her income. I don't want the average joe being taxed more just so the billionaires can get even richer.
Why is the answer always to tax more? How about spend less?
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Old Yesterday, 03:25 PM
 
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Why is the answer always to tax more? How about spend less?
Because liberals are under the delusion someone else will get stuck with the bill.

The only time you hear a liberal complain about a tax or fee is when it impacts Chinese goods.
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Old Yesterday, 03:38 PM
 
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What is the right doing about combating pro-slavery? Nothing.
Exposing the pro-slavery left.
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Old Today, 07:36 AM
 
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I feel this way. The billionaires and millionaires should be taxed more because they will still be rich even if they are taxed more. You cannot honestly tell me that a fast food worker or a low paid worker should be taxed as much as a billionaire. I have nothing against rich people, but even if you tax a billionaire fifty percent they will still be filthy rich. If you tax a low paid worker or a fast food worker fifty percent, he will have nothing to live on. That's the difference.
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Thanks. You got common sense.
Agree with much here. Not only common sense, it is considering the long term health of our Country v. the short term 'Casino Capitalism' solutions much favored by the 'Free Market Fundamentalists' & others, particularly here in the US for the past few decades.

Unlike like some of his present day followers, Adam Smith was aware & wrote about the limitations of markets, as well as being aware of the advantages of long term strategies v. short term grabs of the 'I got mine Jack' Casino Capitalists.

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“A man must always live by his work, and his wages must at least be sufficient to maintain him. They must even upon most occasions be somewhat more; otherwise it would be impossible for him to bring up a family, and the race of such workmen could not last beyond the first generation.”

“No society can flourish of which the greater part is poor and miserable”

― Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations
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Old Today, 07:45 AM
 
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No, my comment was not absurd. Once again, if I was fortunate enough to be a millionaire, I wouldn't mind paying higher taxes, if I was still a millionaire after paying them.
Saying it twice does not make it any less of a unicorn.
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Old Today, 07:52 AM
 
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We should all pay the same amount. Does a rich person get a greater benefit from the government than a poor person?
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Old Today, 07:57 AM
 
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They can afford the lawyers and accountants to take advantage of every loop hole in our tax system. Close the loop holes and they pay their far share.

There are a lot of billionaires that agree they could be paying more in taxes like Ted Turner gave 2/3rds of his wealth to charity and is still a billionaire and will make it all back.

Trump not having to pay any taxes after four bankruptcies doesn't bother you? He is the biggest wasteful spender there is.
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Old Today, 08:14 AM
 
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They can afford the lawyers and accountants to take advantage of every loop hole in our tax system. Close the loop holes and they pay their far share.

There are a lot of billionaires that agree they could be paying more in taxes like Ted Turner gave 2/3rds of his wealth to charity and is still a billionaire and will make it all back.

Trump not having to pay any taxes after four bankruptcies doesn't bother you? He is the biggest wasteful spender there is.
Who says he doesn't pay taxes? I don't think that has been established.
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