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Forum Post: Do you support raising the taxes of the super wealthy?

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 14, 2012, 9:05 a.m. EST by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN
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Do you support raising the taxes of the super wealthy? Make the corrupt kick and scream.

Add your voice/vote and really give them something to cry about.

Then add your name and show your support: http://dccc.org/budgete

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[-] 2 points by richardkentgates (3269) from Fort Walton Beach, FL 2 years ago

I support removing all tax subsidies. I support applying taxes based on statistical use of infrastructure and resources. If you have employees working 40 hours a week and still on social programs, you should be levied a tax to cover the cost. If you operate a fleet of 18 wheelers, you should be levied a tax on upkeep of roads and highways equivalent to the extra wear and tear. If you make money from companies that have those practices, you should be levied a tax on your ROI equal to that assessed against the companies based on their usage of infrastructure and resources. So on and so forth.

[-] 1 points by toukarin (488) 2 years ago

I support the removing of the credits they claim.

I support the removal of income classifications which allow them to claim lower tax rates. All income (regardless of the source) should be taxed at the same rate.

Increase in overall tax rate? Perhaps not. But if we implement the above two propositions... I think we many not need to raise the actual income tax rates...

[-] 1 points by SparkyJP (1646) from Westminster, MD 2 years ago

Do you support raising the taxes of the super wealthy?

As Shara Palin would say ..................... You Betcha'

[-] 0 points by Dell (-168) 2 years ago

how much revenue do you expect to gain? define "super wealthy"

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

Civilization advance necessitates the peoples welfare

under our current money and property ownership

the privately owned resources must be drawn to support civilization

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[-] 1 points by SparkyJP (1646) from Westminster, MD 2 years ago

I support capping income through taxes as was done in the 1940's & 1950's. This was the most prosperous times for the middle class.

A short article about a Fed chairman that actually worked FOR the people:

http://toomuchonline.org/americas-most-egalitarian-banker/

[-] 0 points by 1sealyon (434) 2 years ago

Raising taxes on anybody is good money after bad.

Suppose you want to give $1000 of your money to feed the hungry. Would you be better off giving it to the Gov in the form of taxes or your local church?

The best that the Gov can manage is to get $ 0.27 on the dollar to intended welfare recipients while a typical private charity provides $ 0.90. Many are closer to $0.95.

$ 0.27 on the dollar, not only is that a disgrace it's immoral.

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

Healthcare? Government does it cheaper.

Posted 1 day ago on Feb. 13, 2012, 6:26 a.m. EST by factsrfun (284) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

I was asked to start this thread, this was quick response to a comment didn’t check latest numbers, might be 97 cents vs, 62 cents now or a bit different. I had not really planned to defend this, on this fine morning, but here we go.

The government gets 93 cents out of every dollar taken in out to pay for healthcare, while the private sector gets about 67 cents to the providers, you've made a great case for socialized healthcare. We spend a lot more on healthcare than we welfare so fixing this first is an even better idea.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/healthcare-government-does-it-cheaper/

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[-] 0 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

I support capping sales profits [ by percentage ] between points of buy and sell

[-] -1 points by asauti (-113) from Port Orchard, WA 2 years ago

Your recommendation is one of tyranny over the individual. It is also a concept being contradictory to the Free Market. Further, your system would require a large "entity of force" (government) to ensure that people's profits were controlled.

I support freedom for the individual. An individual should have the freedom to work as hard as they like and keep 100% of the fruits of their labor.

FriendlyObserverB: I have a few very important questions for you:

  • 1) Were you born in the United States?
  • 2) If yes, have you ever said the "Pledge of Allegiance"?
[-] 1 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

unfettered profits has brought a collapse to the economy more than once .. the working class continually become crushed by the debt created by the greed of unfettered profit ..

no it's not tyranny it's justice.

[-] 0 points by asauti (-113) from Port Orchard, WA 2 years ago

You missed the questions I had for you at the end of my post. Will you please answer them for me?

[-] 1 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

The united states fought a revolutionary war to end the unfair greed of the king. and now it is time to declare war on the unfair greed of the middleman.

[-] 0 points by asauti (-113) from Port Orchard, WA 2 years ago

You are proving to be quite talented at ignoring my questions.

[-] 1 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

proof is in the pudding.

[-] 0 points by asauti (-113) from Port Orchard, WA 2 years ago

You are only giving me reason to ignore yours. Intelligent discussion = finished.

[-] 1 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

I thought you always were ?

[-] 0 points by asauti (-113) from Port Orchard, WA 2 years ago

You owe me an "hour coin" for the educational lesson.

[-] 1 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

I answered your question on another post , about an example where a cap was used .. I responded by farmers .. to ensure they can resupply next years crop.. you ignored my response ..

what is your game assauti , why are you on this forum ?

[-] 0 points by asauti (-113) from Port Orchard, WA 2 years ago

I see your attempt at insult. The mentally challenged are always the first to go there. You know this, I know this.

Embrace Love. Seek Knowledge and Understanding. Be positive.

As to your question: "why are you on this forum?" The answer is in my posts. I recommend you "read up". An education and an "inquiring mind" is a personal and economic "goldmine".

[-] 1 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

your response tells me you are unable to comprehend to the level of depth needed to understand and fully realize the concept and outcome of a cap on profits. perhaps as you say you are affected by this in a way you do not wish .. so you assault the idea in order to protect the very evil you defend. ..

[-] 0 points by asauti (-113) from Port Orchard, WA 2 years ago

I am just "a player" in a free market economy. As are you.

I am an attorney in the Seattle, Washington area. I have clients who seek my services. Participating on this forum is a source of "enjoyable discussion" for me. I must go, for now, but I do plan on returning.

[-] -1 points by asauti (-113) from Port Orchard, WA 2 years ago

Every person on this earth has a desire to work and then enjoy the fruits of their labor. It is futile to resist.

  • The "kings" work, using their minds, to accomplish this.
  • The "middlemen" use their minds and their physical labor to accomplish this.
  • The "lowmen" use their physical labor to accomplish this.

At which level of the three do you fall?

[-] 2 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

profit is not fruits of ones labor , it is the fruits of another mans labor. and should be limited ..

[-] -1 points by asauti (-113) from Port Orchard, WA 2 years ago

FriendlyObserverB: I do not know who you are. I have tried to get "to know you" by asking questions, so as to not make assumptions. Because I do not know the reality of your life's situation, and the daily actions you take, I can only gauge your character based on the wisdom of your words.

At this point, and without intention of insult, I must say:

I am beginning to feel that you are lacking in "mental capital".

Best of luck to you in the future. And when you come for it, remember, security is on high alert.

[-] 2 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

your questions were not relevant to the discussion .

[-] -1 points by asauti (-113) from Port Orchard, WA 2 years ago

They are relevant because I am a part of the very discussion you refer to.

But hey.... It's fun to "have a perspective on life", isn't it?

[-] 1 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

I have no concern of your personal perspective.

[-] 0 points by asauti (-113) from Port Orchard, WA 2 years ago

Look up what is called: "The Golden Rule".

You may have been taught it by loving parents or by loving teachers in an elementary classroom. Possibly even in Kindergarten or Preschool.

Or maybe not.

[-] 1 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

I have not attempted to pry into your personal life , but yet you pry into mine. It would seem you are breaking the golden rule .. it also would appear the rule doesn't work. I have not pryed into your life as I would have you do unto me .. but yet you still pry .. and insult me for not satisfying your rudeness..

[-] -1 points by asauti (-113) from Port Orchard, WA 2 years ago

As Gandhi said: "Be the change you want to see."

[-] 0 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

Ghandi was wrong.

[-] 1 points by asauti (-113) from Port Orchard, WA 2 years ago

Wrong about what, exactly?

[-] -1 points by asauti (-113) from Port Orchard, WA 2 years ago

I want to see a complete end to Federal Income Tax. For everybody.

[-] 1 points by shooz (26667) 2 years ago

I'm going to ask you one more time, to take the time to understand MMT, as it can end all federal taxation.

http://pragcap.com/resources/understanding-modern-monetary-system

The gold standard won't.

[-] 0 points by asauti (-113) from Port Orchard, WA 2 years ago

I have already read and now understand the MMT system.

I like it.

However, until it is a reality, I will continue to do what I can in terms of my own personal economic freedom.

"If you want to change the world, start with yourself".

Or, as Gandhi put it: "Be the change you want to see."

[-] 1 points by shooz (26667) 2 years ago

At least it's progress.

We now have more things we agree on........:)

Ending the FED as we know it, is paramount to moving forward.

[-] 0 points by asauti (-113) from Port Orchard, WA 2 years ago

"Ending the FED as we know it, is paramount to moving forward."

Yes, I totally agree.

And it will be great to have a president in place that actually talks about the desire to do so! I am excited to cast my vote!

[-] 1 points by shooz (26667) 2 years ago

Sorry, but I'll take Dennis over Ron any day of the week.

Dennis lacks that nasty little (R) after his name.

[-] -1 points by asauti (-113) from Port Orchard, WA 2 years ago

Dennis is good. I like him.

Funny though, I don't judge Dennis by his party affiliation. I listen to his wisdom as an individual, and I would ask that he do the same of me.

There is a thing called "The Golden Rule". It's taught in elementary school and by loving parents when one is quite young.

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 2 years ago

All of my sister's and my children died because of birth defects
if you want a school - build it yourself
Screw the veterans
I have so many guns, I don't need the defense department
I don't need the FDA - I make my own
I don't need the EPA to check my water - I drink my own
DAMN IT - BE MORE SELF SUFFICIENT

[-] -1 points by asauti (-113) from Port Orchard, WA 2 years ago

I like it!

I strive to be self sufficient. Freedom is beautiful. It feels good.