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Did you know that 50 % of people

....pay NO net income tax( get earned income credit, etc.) pay no taxes.

why should they vote for true TAXPAYERS to pay more taxes?

How, exactly, is this fair.
Isn't that basically deciding vote to STEAL OTHER PEOPLES MONEY?
Taxpayers don't want to go to jail, so they HAVE TO PAY IT!
Please don't answer that they make more, so they should pay more, I am basically saying that I disagree with this.
Can you think of another reason why this is reasonable ? To vote to steal other peoples money, which you did not earn.
Looking for LOGIC here.
Please explain.

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mustbeGRACE

Asked by mustbeGRACE at 11:34 AM on Aug. 12, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (8)
  • Good point... that does seem pretty damn unethical. But what ISNT when it comes to politics? :(
    BEXi

    Answer by BEXi at 11:38 AM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • I always love it as the light comes on and someone begins to understand. Did you know that this is government freedom day (or something like that). It took 224 days this year for you to earn enough money to satisfy your portion of the national budget. The rest of the year (even though taxes still come out) the money is yours!
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 11:47 AM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • The top earners pay 80 percent of taxes the make up 10 percent of the population. That is why I find it funny when people say the rich don't pay they pay way more than their fair share and get nothing from it. Well they get to hear how they are greedy and should give more of their money. Obama thinks they should give more than half. That is crazy.

    Also if you pay in 2k through the year and get a 10k refund check you are not a taxpayer.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:59 AM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • Most people that don't pay taxes also don't vote to raise your taxes, as their situation could improve any day now (which they are always hoping for) and would then have to pay more taxes too.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:26 PM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • No offense anon :26, but that has got to be the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Most people who don't pay taxes vote democrat who are all about RAISING TAXES on the middle and upper class. Your logic makes no sense.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:30 PM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • There is no logic.

    It isn't reasonable.

    @ Anon :26, I know several people who don't pay taxes who DO vote to raise taxes, because they see government programs that need support (schools, libraries, etc). They never stop to think that the money is going to be coming out of other people's pockets.
    SAHM_USAF

    Answer by SAHM_USAF at 12:35 PM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • Anon :30, you are 100% right! I didn't think about that, but it is (sadly) very true.
    SAHM_USAF

    Answer by SAHM_USAF at 12:36 PM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • What do you think those taxes go for?? They go to build libraries, support schools, hire police officers! Isn't it worth it to have good educations for our children & safe neighborhoods for them to live & play in?
    DrJChappell

    Answer by DrJChappell at 4:10 PM on Aug. 12, 2009

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