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In New York city, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Diego, etc... Is making $250,000 rich?

And Obama wants to tax them 40%. So, wouldn't that mean they really only take home around $150,000. That doesn't seem like a lot for a family in one of these large cities. Could this hurt America's Largest Cities? 40% of their income, gone. Is that fair to them. They workd hard to get where they are, and now Obama is going to tax them for succeeding?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:31 AM on Feb. 25, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • its a heck of alot mor ethen what we have and we live in a large expensive city we barely make 25,000 a year and we get by just fine so no i dont think that that is a little amount for a family heck i wish we had that

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:36 AM on Feb. 25, 2009

  • Then anon, work hard, start your own business, goto school. Stop wishing and start making things happen.........

    My husband has worked hard for over 15 years. He has gone from living in Foster Homes since he was 7 to working his way through college, grad school, and building his profession. He has earned every penny. Now Obama wants to punishh him/us for working hard. How is this fair? It's not. Everyone in America has Opportunity. It's what American's do with that opportunity that makes the difference.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:54 AM on Feb. 25, 2009

  • i am in school and im working hard you dont know me im in college right now jsut because i dont make 250,00 a year doesnt mean i dotn work hard dont be a B**** and boo hoo i was in foster care i work my a$$ off i also had to live in cars and crap to get where i am now im 23 years old and im going to school to be a Volcanologist and i work at a law offfice answering phones part time my husband works for the airlines cargo and is going to school for computer IT dont tell me i dont work hard dotn be a F***ing B**** when you dont know who the H*** you are talking to or anything about them

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:06 AM on Feb. 25, 2009

  • 250,000*** sorry but some people just Piss me off

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:06 AM on Feb. 25, 2009

  • Answered at 3:54 AM on Feb. 25, 2009 by: Anonymous

    im sorry but i have to agree that was rude and uncalled for not everyone makes that much if they did then noone would need foodstamps and i dont see how it made you feel big saying that person doesnt work hard i have to agree also that you shouldnt try to hate or say that when you DONT know the person or what they are doing in their lives

    as for the OP im kinda 50 /50 abou this i mean ya its a bit much to tax but no 150,000 isnt to little for a family

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 7:29 AM on Feb. 25, 2009

  • Anon 7:06

    So doctors, lawyers, and business owners "piss you off?!" Great.

    Psst! You know what? YOU can work your butt off, study really hard, and also become a doctor, lawyer and/or business owner too!!! It's not something that only a "chosen few" are capable of doing, you just have to WANT it!!!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:19 AM on Feb. 25, 2009

  • no what i ment was people lik eher that piss me off she was assuming i dont work hard because i dont make alot of money right now what i ment was her she had no right to say that she doesnt know who i am

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:22 AM on Feb. 25, 2009

  • Answered at 7:06 AM on Feb. 25, 2009 by: Anonymous

    Here's a tip for your future professional career. Nobody takes you seriously when you can't make your point without swearing every 5 words.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:22 AM on Feb. 25, 2009

  • When the Government determines at what point someone makes too much and decides to tax them in order to pay for Entitlement, that is NOT capitalism.  Our forefathers are rolling over in their graves...

    That is yet another example of rewarding those for dependency and punishing those for success. 

    Is that how some you people raise your kids? Do you tell your child they have too many "A's" and they should give a portion of their scholarship to someone else who made "C's"?

    I raise my child to donate time, money, and help to others because it is the right thing to do. I don't force them to give up something they have worked hard for.


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:43 AM on Feb. 25, 2009

  • Anonymous at 7:06 made a really good point. You won't be successful and receive any respect if every other word you utter is a swear word or the "F" word,something along those lines. It sounds immature,unprofessional and like someone who will spend their lives working fast foods with the teens who are saving their money for college. Only,you won't be going to college...if you spend your money on sweats and keep on talking like someone who lives in a van down by the river. Clean up your language,go to college,dress right and start a new life,OK? But--I think making $250,000. is amazing and puts you into the "rich" category. Tax 'em!

    Answer by Lindalu2 at 9:05 AM on Feb. 25, 2009

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