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the dissident frogman 12 years and 8 months ago

Necrothreading much?

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Andy Swan:
(...) having no taxes at all would have been seen as a giveaway to the "rich", by people who feel entitled to the earnings of others.

Man, this is so like France that he must have lived there.

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Andy Swan :
(...) supprimer toutes les taxes serait dénoncé comme un cadeau aux "riches" par ces gens qui s'imaginent avoir des droits sur les revenus des autres.

Ben mon vieux, ça ressemble tellement à la France qu'il a dû y vivre.

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I own, built and run this place. In a previous life I was not French but sadly, I died.

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3998 - Ric Locke

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  • Ric Locke Texas, USA

Taxes on "the rich" are Leveler window dressing.

Any tax that returns significant revenue is regressive. That's because there are only a few "rich", so taking everything they have away doesn't result in much money by Government standards, but there are a lot of poor people, so taking a little from each of them gives you lots.

This is why supposedly-egalitarian Socialist and Social Democrating Governments tend to rely so heavily on VATs and sales taxes, excises on things like cigarettes, and taxes on business and corporations. Poor people pay the tax every time they buy something, and the businesses that collect the tax do all the paperwork. This is why corporations were invented in the first place -- the King of England couldn't tax Russian peasants, but the Company of Friends could sell things to Russian peasants and the King could tax the Company.

The IRS, Inland Revenue, etc. etc. cost more to run than they collect, and confiscating all the assets of every rich person in the US wouldn't run the Government for an entire morning. In most European countries, soaking the Rich wouldn't pay the Premier's bar bills.

Regards,

Ric

4000 - Instinct

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  • Instinct San Francisco, CA

'Bout damn time you were back.

If they really wanted to be fair about it, they would either do a flat tax that would take equally from everyone, or give us a national sales tax so that you are taxed on what you spend.

Of course, neither of these ideas will ever see the light of day because it would put the citizen back in control of their money and the government would never want that.

4001 - bonmotdot

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  • bonmotdot Deep in the Heart of Texas

Yes, our Emporer and his lynching apparatus in congress is quietly reimplementing the death tax, which President Bush tried to phase out. It's fun to be taxed 3 times on your hard work... the first time when you earn it, then when you invest it, and then again when you die, the government can take 45 percent of it away from you. (Any amount over $7 million, unless you are a Kennedy or something). This is devastating for family-owned businesses and farms, which the family often has to sell to pay the damn taxes.

Parasites all of them!