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So if the Bush tax cuts = good.

How is it logical to say that poor people receiving more than they paid into the system = bad? Because the Bush tax cuts were a major increase in one of the credits...

I'm really having a hard time following the logic in this one.
We don't want the Bush tax cuts to expire.
But people who pay no taxes have no voter liability, and everyone should have "some skin in the game."

Well, if the Bush tax cuts expire, there would be a lot more skin in the game...

Someone break this down for me. Small words please. Either caffeine is failing me or the logic doesn't work out.

(PS I don't think the tax cuts should expire. I also believe that low income individuals have the same amount of skin in the game as everyone else. Especially since many of our soldiers would count as low income.)

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lovinangels

Asked by lovinangels at 2:04 PM on Dec. 1, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • lol..lovin....


     

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:09 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • All should pay equal. Fair tax
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:22 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • This is what I see- people at the lowest economic end are in a more precarious position. When you take even a little from the marginalized groups, their lives are more affected, whereas when the mega- wealthy take a hit, it's not likely to land them on the street, hungry or cold. Life is not fair and I think many folks have a hard time incorporating that notion into every day life. In addition, IMO, many people forget that the mega- wealthy have often inherited that wealth, so the "they" worked so hard to attain that wealth is not really true. Someone may have worked hard, but  they not be those currently reaping the tax benefit. Tax reform and loophole elimination is the real answer.

    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 2:24 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Your logic isn't failing...its their logic
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:29 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • I agree with the Fair tax system.

    However, it doesn't explain why we are arguing the extension of the Bush tax cuts-which give a much larger return for the poor- and then saying the poor have no voter liability. Well, by arguing that you want the tax cuts extended, you are arguing to keep the poor from paying more in...

    and then saying they have no liability because of it. Logic doesn't work out.

    lovinangels

    Comment by lovinangels (original poster) at 2:32 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • However, it doesn't explain why we are arguing the extension of the Bush tax cuts-which give a much larger return for the poor- and then saying the poor have no voter liability. Well, by arguing that you want the tax cuts extended, you are arguing to keep the poor from paying more in... and then saying they have no liability because of it. Logic doesn't work out.


    Correct!

    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 2:36 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Bush tax cuts plays into the current state of the IRS.

    Discussing whether or not someone who receives more from thefederal government cares about federal financial accountability and questioning if the process was changed and they paid fairly into the system~ might they (in return More Americans) begin to take a greater concern for government accountability ---is discussing looking at changing the future of US.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:38 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • I'm not even gonna try this one
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 2:43 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Discussing whether or not someone who receives more from thefederal government cares about federal financial accountability and questioning if the process was changed and they paid fairly into the system~ might they (in return More Americans) begin to take a greater concern for government accountability ---is discussing looking at changing the future of US.


    Your kinda change is horrible for the POOR Americans in this country

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 3:43 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Yea giving lower class an opportunity to control their own money/paycheck with a fair tax or even flat tax brings in those "horrible"discussions of "responsibilty" and "opportunity".. Two words you despise?
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 4:32 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

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