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Wed Apr 13, 2016, 10:03 PM

 

Philosophical question: if socialists believe in investing in the social net, do they overpay taxes?

Given it's tax time.

Socialists believe in strengthening the social net and that tax rates should go up to fund this. So do socialists kick a bit extra to the government each year e.g. decide not to take deductions or exemptions?

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Reply Philosophical question: if socialists believe in investing in the social net, do they overpay taxes? (Original post)
hill2016 Apr 2016 OP
beam me up scottie Apr 2016 #1
AgerolanAmerican Apr 2016 #14
beam me up scottie Apr 2016 #16
Buzz Clik Apr 2016 #2
Scuba Apr 2016 #3
villager Apr 2016 #4
ForgoTheConsequence Apr 2016 #5
Ed Suspicious Apr 2016 #6
JonLeibowitz Apr 2016 #7
Travis_0004 Apr 2016 #8
ForgoTheConsequence Apr 2016 #9
Buzz Clik Apr 2016 #15
jberryhill Apr 2016 #10
northernsouthern Apr 2016 #11
snot Apr 2016 #12
johnnyrocket Apr 2016 #13
Jefferson23 Apr 2016 #17
ScreamingMeemie Apr 2016 #18
HooptieWagon Apr 2016 #19
Chan790 Apr 2016 #20
killbotfactory Apr 2016 #21

Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 10:04 PM

1. Do turtles prefer raspberries or strawberries?




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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 10:22 PM

14. Raspberries

 

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Response to AgerolanAmerican (Reply #14)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 10:25 PM

16. Now that's a happy turtle! Unlike this guy who prefers fish (and probably fingers):

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 10:05 PM

2. That's a bit of a right wing argument normally used to annoy left wingers.

 

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 10:05 PM

3. All my Republican friends ask this!

 

Answer: No, because the government won't spend it on the safety net, they'll give it to Exxon or spend it on arms.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 10:06 PM

4. "'Violins or sherbet,' he insisted.'You must choose.'"

 

"'Otherwise how can we know what you stand for?'"

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 10:06 PM

5. Do bears watermelon hula hoop?

Better yet, do monkeys pancake ice capades?

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 10:06 PM

6. Do you capitalists view anything as a common good or is everything a carrier of profit potential?

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 10:06 PM

7. If capitalists believe in the free market do they chip in big money to buy their chosen candidate?

Oh wait, you know the answer to that one!

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 10:10 PM

8. you can actually make a donation to the treasury to pay off some of our national debt

 

There was almost 4 million in donations from [strike]suckers [/strike] people last year.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 10:10 PM

9. Does Hillary not support investing in the social safety net?

How would she pay for it?

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Response to ForgoTheConsequence (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 10:24 PM

15. Don't assume the author is a Hillary supporter.

 

... or a Democrat.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 10:11 PM

10. Do boiled apples taste more like cherries than rhubarb does?

 

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 10:12 PM

11. I think many could.

 

I always hold out extra so the government can gain of the interest, the amount won't help me much. I have claimed school expenses like tuition, but I have never claimed donations to NPR, our parks, volunteer work, or any paycheck level deduction. I don't claim things I donate. I always think if we write of charity we are reducing the value of that donation and taking money from somewhere else in the system. The funny thing is several of the bigger companies here will let you donate your time on the job to a charity during their charity week, but they don't pay you, you have to make up for the time on other days, and they claim that time for both press and for write-offs. I have also noticed a few jobs ask employees to claim they are disabled and such, not because they care or want to help the person, but it gives them some added access to funds.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 10:12 PM

12. Personally, I'd consider it, if so much of it didn't go to warfare –

so instead, I give to charities, including public tv/radio!

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 10:15 PM

13. Socialist are probably not offshoring to Mossack Fonseca in great numbers....

....I assure you corporate whore right wingers ARE.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 10:32 PM

17. It's interesting how you consistently post offensive OP's to prop up support for wealthy Americans.

Yes, the rich pay more in taxes (because they earn so much more) — but they don't usually pay more as a percentage of their incomes.

According to a new report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, in nearly every state, low- and middle-income families pay a bigger share of their income in state and local taxes than wealthy families. Patricia Cohen wrote in her very detailed and comprehensive article at the New York Times: "When it comes to the taxes closest to home, the less you earn, the harder you’re hit."


http://www.economicpopulist.org/content/poor-pay-more-taxes-5660

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 10:34 PM

18. Do capitalists feel guilty when they drive on America's freeways???

To answer your question, I don't claim my mortgage interest on my taxes. I do a straight-up file with no itemizing. Avoids the audit and supports the scary social ideals.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 10:35 PM

19. Republicans always ask that question.

 

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 10:40 PM

20. I do.

 

I have to admit, it's because I'm too lazy to itemize deductions so I take the standard deduction.

I have better damned things to do than save receipts or spend a few hours trying to figure out what I can deduct.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 10:42 PM

21. No. There is no guarantee that overpaying taxes would help anybody we care about. nt

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