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lazer47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:04 PM
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15. You state in an earlier post that quote "you have no Idea"
then how would you know that a flat tax would be regressive?? and why do I have to be a "flat earther" for beleiving in a fair tax for everyone?
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  -What do you think federal income tax rates should be? begin_within  Jan-25-09 11:14 AM   #0 
  - Progressive and tied to the median wage  Warpy   Jan-25-09 11:17 AM   #1 
  - all income should be taxed as income....  rfranklin   Jan-25-09 11:20 AM   #2 
  - Exactly. Whether its capital gains, distributions, etc. is irrelevent. It's income.  SharonAnn   Jan-25-09 11:21 AM   #3 
  - Social Security, Disability, child support, etc also?  bobbolink   Jan-25-09 12:11 PM   #16 
     - Social Cecurity is already collected throught a tax.  RC   Jan-25-09 12:28 PM   #21 
        - You said EVERYTHING. You need to THINK.  bobbolink   Jan-25-09 01:06 PM   #30 
        - Do you have any idea how many Americans pay their bills and feed their families  cherokeeprogressive   Jan-26-09 01:54 PM   #42 
  - What they were under Reagan  Juche   Jan-25-09 11:29 AM   #4 
  - They also had income averaging.  igil   Jan-25-09 06:29 PM   #34 
  - Depends what the government is providing for the people.  kiva   Jan-25-09 11:34 AM   #5 
  - I don't think the % is that important. I suggest reviewing ALL the  napi21   Jan-25-09 11:39 AM   #6 
  - 40% for corporations and investors // ZERO for individuals  SmileyRose   Jan-25-09 11:41 AM   #7 
  - I'm not sure about those % but ...  Myrina   Jan-25-09 11:47 AM   #8 
  - I can only answer this conceptually. I have no clue what the percenatges ought to be ........  Stinky The Clown   Jan-25-09 11:49 AM   #9 
  - 10% gross straight accross the board for everyone,, 20% for corps.  lazer47   Jan-25-09 11:52 AM   #10 
  - That's regressive  Stinky The Clown   Jan-25-09 11:53 AM   #11 
  - You state in an earlier post that quote "you have no Idea"  lazer47   Jan-25-09 12:04 PM   #15 
  - You're being disingenuous and that is *not* what I said  Stinky The Clown   Jan-25-09 01:46 PM   #32 
  - There is a way to make a nearly flat tax very progressive  ThomWV   Jan-25-09 12:34 PM   #22 
  - Works for me.  Ikonoklast   Jan-25-09 12:04 PM   #14 
     - But then you'd lose your limited liability protection.  Seeking Serenity   Jan-25-09 06:37 PM   #35 
        - Assets? What assets?  Ikonoklast   Jan-25-09 08:13 PM   #39 
  - Payroll taxes are the most regressive -- remove the FICA cap!  Catshrink   Jan-25-09 11:55 AM   #12 
  - First we can throw out the entire existing code, then define all income, regardless of source,  Greyhound   Jan-25-09 11:58 AM   #13 
  - High enough that Freeper-mama's push those boys out of the basement  BR_Parkway   Jan-25-09 12:12 PM   #17 
  - Back to what it was in the 60s, before all the cuts for rich people.  bobbolink   Jan-25-09 12:13 PM   #18 
  - We Were Running a Nice Surplus With the Clinton-Era Tax Rates  AndyTiedye   Jan-25-09 12:22 PM   #19 
  - And the country was doing great with Eisenhower tax rates too  ThomWV   Jan-25-09 01:04 PM   #28 
  - Depends on the goal. And what about deductions?  TorchesAndPitchforks   Jan-25-09 12:25 PM   #20 
  - zero  notesdev   Jan-25-09 12:45 PM   #23 
  - The mega wealthy consume a smaller % of their income  TWiley   Jan-25-09 12:58 PM   #26 
  - Bzzzt! Wrongo.  MadHound   Jan-25-09 01:00 PM   #27 
  - First off, keep in mind how a progressive income tax is supposed to work  TechBear_Seattle   Jan-25-09 12:52 PM   #24 
  - Tax the Churches, and Tax the Republicans double  TWiley   Jan-25-09 12:56 PM   #25 
  - What I hate is how complicated it all is.  SheilaT   Jan-25-09 01:06 PM   #29 
  - I like the idea of a flat-ish tax  gollygee   Jan-25-09 01:09 PM   #31 
  - 0% under $40,000  SOS   Jan-25-09 02:12 PM   #33 
  - anybody making over 300K 40%  norepubsin08   Jan-25-09 07:32 PM   #36 
  - Shouldn't all answers be accompanied by tables  Telly Savalas   Jan-25-09 08:03 PM   #37 
  - Depends on what direction Federal spending goes.  harun   Jan-25-09 08:13 PM   #38 
  - 50% on incomes over 500k  roamer65   Jan-25-09 08:17 PM   #40 
  - Progressive and fair  asksam   Jan-26-09 01:49 PM   #41 

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