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Forum Post: Why does everyone think occupy is for higher taxes?

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 14, 2012, 7:04 p.m. EST by elf3 (2240)
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To say we want a new tax on the rich is ridiculous we just feel that we shouldn't be being taxed at a higher rate than the wealthy because we don't have special loop-holes lobbied into the tax system. If I'm going to pay I think you should pay - and personally I think that a fair tax would be a flat tax with no deductions 10 percent and no exceptions... no headquartering overseas (corporations cost the people more with their higher electric for all their extreme lighting and road construction and widening to accommodate traffic to them plus shipping goods overseas - and causing the prices of our resources to go up - so I believe they should have to pay taxes not hide overseas.) There should be a cost of doing business in the world's largest consumer economy. I think that would be fair. I also don't believe in property tax, or sales tax. One thing I think is that landlords should be taxed a higher percent to deter them from doing land grabs in the US (I don't believe housing should be a market). I hate welfare fraud - I don't enjoy seeing jerk ass people with 3 carriage loads of meat while I check out with my Ramen noodles, and I believe the elderly should be taken care of with healthcare and social security and actually no one should die because of un-wealth. There is common ground between all things. I'm open to ideas and common sense. We need to stop appointing blame and start wiping the slate with people who will take action. We also need to start caring about people again - I don't like the way this country feels right now. It's thick with frustration and resentment and hostility. This isn't a sports game you can't pick a side like you would pick a team - you need to pick out points of logic and go from there. One other point is right now I feel the government is a corporation - I see no distinction the politicians are simply the puppets...(I see no distinction) If this is the case then who is really taxing you? Who is really regulating small business (to drive out and eliminate the competition, who is really profiting from welfare and EBT card expansion (especially when people have stopped buying as much as they used to). Don't count on the media - the "government " aka corporations now have they're own propaganda machine... we're being used. That's what this movement is about. There is also a very big goal to divide and conquer - because united they can't stop us. They're diverting attention and it's working. Think about that paradox of the media aka corporations propagandizing, that the government aka corporations is robbing you blind and to defeat them you need to vote in the people they advocate on behalf of. Hmmm - strategically it's simplistic and to my amazement people are buying it? They're saying - Don't hate us - hate us? - genius They've diverted blame away from themselves by blaming themselves. Republicans and Democrats are the same enemy at the helm. They just want to have a scapegoat. I don't know Republicans had like 8 years to attack welfare abuse - what happened to that. And Democrats-construction my ass - didn't contractors have their day in the sun - how many mega-contractors can benefit from our money as they move at a snails pace and hire just enough workers to stretch things out as long as they can, meanwhile they're either related to the politician or the politician will work for them after he serves his time. Puts a whole new meaning on public servant doesn't it? Pitchforks my friends !!!!

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

I am for 0% Federal Income Tax, for everybody.

[-] 1 points by epa1nter (4650) from Rutherford, NJ 2 years ago

I am for a steeply graduated income tax and a fully functioning government, providing a real safety net on behalf of its citizens.