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    Why should single people pay income taxes at a higher rate than married people?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt McKenzie View Post

    Why should single people pay income taxes at a higher rate than married people?
    They shouldn't and wouldn't if our Tax Code wasn't so corrupt!

    Lets don't forget that when Congress sold the idea of the IRS and taxes to the people in 1913, we were told the top rate for individuals would not exceed 3%.
    Over the years, they have raised the rates allowing them to squander the people's labor in Congress' feeble attempt to make everyone think they are actually doing something positive.

    The USA raises enough money through fees and royalties to run a Constitutional government. The problem is they extend their spending beyond what is called for in our Constitution. Don't forget that the people are taxed beyond just Income Tax. We are the most heavily taxed people on the planet when you consider all the taxes placed on everything we buy. Just the tax on gasoline at the pump is way beyond reason when one considers how much we pay in Income Taxes.

    The time for a Tax Payer Revolt is long overdue. Lets put Congress in their place and fight for real Liberty before they take it all!
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    With all that, you never answered the question Franco.

    What was the original reaso online (if any) behind it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntinman View Post
    With all that, you never answered the question Franco.
    Franco's first two words answered the question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mngundog View Post
    Franco's first two words answered the question.
    Thank you.

    Our government discriminates against working single folks yet rewards single moms by paying them more for each child born out of wedlock with tax payer dollars. Fairness is out the window as we subsidize poor decisions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    They shouldn't and wouldn't if our Tax Code wasn't so corrupt!

    Lets don't forget that when Congress sold the idea of the IRS and taxes to the people in 1913, we were told the top rate for individuals would not exceed 3%.
    Over the years, they have raised the rates allowing them to squander the people's labor in Congress' feeble attempt to make everyone think they are actually doing something positive.

    The USA raises enough money through fees and royalties to run a Constitutional government. The problem is they extend their spending beyond what is called for in our Constitution. Don't forget that the people are taxed beyond just Income Tax. We are the most heavily taxed people on the planet when you consider all the taxes placed on everything we buy. Just the tax on gasoline at the pump is way beyond reason when one considers how much we pay in Income Taxes.

    The time for a Tax Payer Revolt is long overdue. Lets put Congress in their place and fight for real Liberty before they take it all!
    Totally agree. A flat tax might work. Sales tax is the same for everyone regardless of income so why not a flat tax on income and eliminate the complexity? Single guy makes $100 pays x% Married guy makes $100 pays x%, wife of married guy stays home to raise kids makes $0 pays 0. etc etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntinman View Post
    With all that, you never answered the question Franco.

    What was the original reaso online (if any) behind it?
    Franco did answer the question. It is you that {once again} added no insight into the issue

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryJ View Post

    Totally agree. A flat tax might work. Sales tax is the same for everyone regardless of income so why not a flat tax on income and eliminate the complexity? Single guy makes $100 pays x% Married guy makes $100 pays x%, wife of married guy stays home to raise kids makes $0 pays 0. etc etc
    Actually, I am for the elimination of all Income Tax. If our government ran they way it was intended, there wouldn't be a need of an Income Tax. We did just fine without one until 1913. From 1880 till 1913, we had out largest rate of growth and prosperity. Roads and bridges were built, we had hospitals, schools etc. long before the Income Tax.

    However, I am pragmatic enough to settle for a flat 2% on all earned income for everyone, no exceptions. And, Congress can never change the rate!

    If our government were really serious about wanting to stimulate the economy, they would let the people keep their money. I for one feel that I can spend my money in better places than the government!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt McKenzie View Post
    Why should single people pay income taxes at a higher rate than married people?
    Not that simple. A married couple both making 25K pay using the standard deduction the same in federal income taxes as 1 person earning 50K. When you increase the income if both make about the same a point occurs when married are better off living together. Deductions phase out for married (assume 2 equal incomes) at a lower rate for married than double the single amounts.
    Just listen to all the dumocrat stuff. they propose stuff for a single at say a $150k cut off but married $250K. Thus married would be beter off NOT being married..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt McKenzie View Post
    Why should single people pay income taxes at a higher rate than married people?
    It's the penalty you pay for being happy, care free, and not having the nagging spouse in your face after a night out with your friends.
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