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    Quote Originally Posted by sambo View Post
    He paid 3 and made 24...don't you think it would be better if he paid 8?
    NO! The gov't takes enough from him already and they waste it!

    As I said before start by eliminating the SOCIALIST giveawys to the leaches!!!
    Then get the 50% who pay nothing to cough up some cash!!!
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    Please define "fair share". Is that based on a specific amount? Is that based on a percentage that moves up and down depending on income? If someone makes $40,000 and pays $0 is that a "fair share"? If someone makes $500,000 is half of that enough or should we take more? 60%? 70%? Heck why not just take all of it and send back however much you think he deserves to live on.
    One more time here, it's not a revenue problem, it's a spending problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by achiro View Post
    Please define "fair share". Is that based on a specific amount? Is that based on a percentage that moves up and down depending on income? If someone makes $40,000 and pays $0 is that a "fair share"? If someone makes $500,000 is half of that enough or should we take more? 60%? 70%? Heck why not just take all of it and send back however much you think he deserves to live on.
    One more time here, it's not a revenue problem, it's a spending problem.
    Bingo ! It should be evident to most people by now but those we elected 'ain't' very smart it seems. Had a recent conversation with someone about a rancher who was broke ( big rancher ! ). Couldn't afford to buy any feed for his cows. Had already borrowed money on more cows than he had etc. His family was still taking the family plane to a large city outside of our own state and buying ( on credit of course ) many thousands of dollara worth of things they did not need. Ranch hands were still coming to the store where I worked and buying items and charging them. I have no doubt that some things were needed but my tag line
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmhr1 View Post
    Romney is lucky enough to have good acountants that can save him some money.... something we all wish we had. Hes not a tax cheat and he's not a liar like BO.
    It would be better (and perhaps more accurate) to say that Romney has worked and achieved a position that now allows him to have, and even need, good accounts...................

    The way you state it and the way wealthy and poor are frequently referred to as "fortunate" and "unfortunate" only exacerbate class envy by not giving the wealthy credit for the hard work, vision, and wise choices that have allowed many of them to achieve their successes and by not putting any responsibility on the poor for the bad choices, lack of vision, and lack of drive that have landed many of them in their condition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caryalsobrook View Post
    I would much prefer a consumption tax with no exemptions, none. Not perfect but far better than the income tax. Easy to understand, encourages savings, discourages children unless you can afford them and are willing to pay for them are just a few things I like about it.

    Just as sure as you criticize Romney for following the tax code, there are surely many that would criticize you if they saw your tax returns. That I am sure of.

    I would prefer a consumption tax too. But I would do it with some sort or exemption. For example, I like the fact that we have no income tax in South Dakota. I pay taxes according to the way I choose to live, not according to my income. But I think that food for instance should not be taxed.

    I have had accountants do my taxes since the mid '90s. I will take any deduction or credit that they can find for me... So yes, you're most likely correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    I would prefer a consumption tax too. But I would do it with some sort or exemption. For example, I like the fact that we have no income tax in South Dakota. I pay taxes according to the way I choose to live, not according to my income. But I think that food for instance should not be taxed.

    I have had accountants do my taxes since the mid '90s. I will take any deduction or credit that they can find for me... So yes, you're most likely correct.

    well how big a guy are you ? and how much can you eat ?....J/k
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    If I make $2000/mo at McDonalds, go to the movies a few times a month and yet cannot pay my rent....I don't need a raise, I need fewer big Macs and a little less fast & furious. My income is not the problem.... my habits are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARay11 View Post
    If I make $2000/mo at McDonalds, go to the movies a few times a month and yet cannot pay my rent....I don't need a raise, I need fewer big Macs and a little less fast & furious. My income is not the problem.... my habits are.

    I didn't realize that they made $12.50/hour at McD's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    I didn't realize that they made $12.50/hour at McD's.
    I believe it's $7 an hour here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    I would prefer a consumption tax too. But I would do it with some sort or exemption. For example, I like the fact that we have no income tax in South Dakota. I pay taxes according to the way I choose to live, not according to my income. But I think that food for instance should not be taxed.

    I have had accountants do my taxes since the mid '90s. I will take any deduction or credit that they can find for me... So yes, you're most likely correct.
    Yikes, me and Buzz agree on something. Here in WA we have a no State Income tax but pay a sales tax on everything but food. If we went to this tax system but no special interest deductions then we would be on to something. Then we would just need to get our spending in check and no one could cry that people weren't "paying their fair share" whatever that happens to mean...

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