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Dark Marvel

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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Subj: Re: What's wrong with spreading the wealth?
Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 at 10:57:42 am EDT
Reply Subj: Re: What's wrong with spreading the wealth?
Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 at 12:07:25 am EDT (Viewed 860 times)

> > > I'm sorry, but this notion that people should have complete control over their finances yet want a stable government is egocentric nonsense. If the government doesn't take steps to help people in need then what's the point of having a government or law? Let's just have anarchy where only the strong survive.
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> > So in your view, people who are successful should be punished for being more successful than someone who can't keep a steady job or take low-paying jobs because they don't want to work hard?
> ***I do not think it is punishment at all. You make money. You pay taxes. That money goes to many things that help all people, Fire Dept's, the wars etc etc...If you are rich then you pay more taxes because you are rich and can afford it. I do not understand what is so evil about that. The wealthiest 1% makes more money than the bottom 50%...How can this country have soo many billionaires and have extremely high child poverty as well? I do not think that is what this country is all about.
How does raising taxes on one person while creating refundable tax credits for someone who does not pay taxes help pay for fire depts and war? To counter your statistics the top 5% of income earners pay about 60% of the total tax bill where the bottom 50% pay about 3% of the bill and about 30% of income earners pay no income tax at all. A good number of that 30% probably also receive the current refundable tax credits so they are taking from the system not adding to it. Just because someone has money withheld from their check each pay period for federal w/h it does not mean they are a taxpayer.

You also need to remeber that many of those billionaires started up companies that hire thousands of people. Take away the incentive to make more money and many companies will not grow and create new jobs.

I believe Bil Gates has made many an employee richer because he had the incentive to grow his business and early employees enjoyed that growth to create wealth for them.

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