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Old 07-30-2019, 11:01 PM
 
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When politicians say that the rich should pay more in taxes I ask pay more for what reason?

When you look at the democrats who are running for president. They all want medicare-for-all and some form of free college. These things would require more taxation. But many Americans disagree with these things and the higher taxes that will come with them. So should the rich be paying more in taxes just to provide more funding for things many Americans disagree with? Aren't the rich paying enough taxes to cover our current government services and programs?
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Old 07-30-2019, 11:03 PM
 
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The government should SPEND LESS! Period, end of story. Stop stealing and wasting our money, regardless of if it comes from a billionaire or someone just getting by. Our enemy is the government, not our citizens.
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Old 07-30-2019, 11:20 PM
 
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More class warfare from the Democrats. They proclaim to hate the rich unless they need to go to the Hamptons for some fundraising!! Right Kamala??
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Old 07-30-2019, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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If I was so fortunate to be a millionaire, I wouldn't mind paying more taxes for the common good as long as I remained a millionaire after doing so.
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Old 07-30-2019, 11:27 PM
 
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If I was so fortunate to be a millionaire, I wouldn't mind paying more taxes for the common good as long as I remained a millionaire after doing so.
Fake millionaire willing to give away fake money...shocking.
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Old 07-30-2019, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Chicago Area
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If I was so fortunate to be a millionaire, I wouldn't mind paying more taxes for the common good as long as I remained a millionaire after doing so.
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.
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Old 07-30-2019, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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The rich benefit most from national security, government-funded research, infrastructure, and property laws. The rich benefit more, because they have more to defend and have more invested in the system sustaining itself. Taxpayer-funded research at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (the Internet), the National Institute of Health (pharmaceuticals), and the National Science Foundation (the Digital Library Initiative) has laid a half-century foundation for their idea-building. The interstates and airports and FAA and TSA benefit people who have the money to travel.
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Old 07-31-2019, 12:02 AM
 
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The rich benefit most from national security, government-funded research, infrastructure, and property laws. The rich benefit more, because they have more to defend and have more invested in the system sustaining itself. Taxpayer-funded research at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (the Internet), the National Institute of Health (pharmaceuticals), and the National Science Foundation (the Digital Library Initiative) has laid a half-century foundation for their idea-building. The interstates and airports and FAA and TSA benefit people who have the money to travel.
So rich people are better off if Russia doesnt nuke us? Rich people are better off if the government finds a cure for cancer? Rich people are better off if laws are more fair? Rich people are better off if we defend the country from ebola?

Obviously you could benefit from the "rich" persons education system so you could execute some critical thinking.
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Old 07-31-2019, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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fake millionaire willing to give away fake money...shocking.
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Old 07-31-2019, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Fake millionaire willing to give away fake money...shocking.
On the other hand, should the poor be expected to pay less percentage wise in taxes?
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