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Why are you against taxing the richest?

Do you have a problem taxing the 25 top politicians?
Rank Name Minimum Net Worth Average Maximum Net Worth
1 Darrell Issa (R-Calif) $156,050,022 $303,575,011 $451,100,000
2 Jane Harman (D-Calif) $151,480,522 $293,454,761 $435,429,001
3 John Kerry (D-Mass) $182,755,534 $238,812,296 $294,869,059
4 Mark Warner (D-Va) $65,692,210 $174,385,102 $283,077,995
5 Jared Polis (D-Colo) $36,694,140 $160,909,068 $285,123,996
6 Herb Kohl (D-Wis) $89,358,027 $160,302,011 $231,245,995
7 Vernon Buchanan (R-Fla) $-69,434,661 $148,373,160 $366,180,982
8 Michael McCaul (R-Texas) $73,685,086 $137,611,043 $201,537,000
9 Jay Rockefeller (D-WVa) $61,446,018 $98,832,010 $136,218,002
10 Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) $46,055,250 $77,082,134 $108,109,018
11 Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) $49,083,204 $76,886,611 $104,690,018
12 Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) $-7,356,915 $58,436,537 $124,229,990
13 Alan Mark Grayson (D-Fla) $31,411,044 $54,966,522 $78,522,000
14 James E. Risch (R-Idaho) $19,468,057 $54,517,026 $89,565,995
15 Gary Miller (R-Calif) $19,365,053 $51,833,526 $84,302,000
16 Bob Corker (R-Tenn) $9,778,047 $50,717,522 $91,656,998
17 Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) $19,898,179 $43,797,589 $67,697,000
18 Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) $14,900,036 $39,012,518 $63,125,000
19 Kenny Ewell Marchant (R-Texas) $13,303,385 $38,204,868 $63,106,351
20 Brian P. Bilbray (R-Calif) $25,143,635 $37,819,629 $50,495,623
21 Harry Teague (D-NM) $21,119,041 $37,102,019 $53,084,997
22 Denny Rehberg (R-Mont) $6,598,014 $31,421,505 $56,244,997
23 Hillary Clinton $10,727,014 $31,243,506 $51,759,999
24 Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) $12,556,055 $28,612,527 $44,669,000
25 Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn) $11,342,046 $28,116,022 $44,889,998

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:16 PM on Feb. 25, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (35)
  • Because if we're all equal we should all be taxed.

    Answer by UpSheRises at 5:19 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • Because they already pay more in taxes each year than you could dream to make in 5?

    Answer by NotPanicking at 5:20 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • I dont think we should tax them I think we need to lower their wage! They make way to much money.

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 5:22 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • Honestly, it seems to me like we are punishing people for being successful.

    Answer by layh41407 at 5:22 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • I think everyone should have the same tax rate,, if I make 50,000 per year then I should have the same tax rate as someone who makes 500,000..usually it takes hard work to become wealthy,, My brother is a PHD, MD and he spend more years in school and paid more money to do it than most people work in a lifetime,, I think it you are rich your shouldn't be penalized because you are. (I am not) Yes, I know there are people who win the lottery, and inherit money, but they pay plenty of taxes when both those thing happens, why don't we work on cutting some of the huge costs we spend to run our country,,,just a thought!

    Answer by kimigogo at 5:24 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • Why lower their wage they deserve it!!!! but all tax should be the same no matter what you make, you made your life what it is and only you can make it better, I could not wait to have to pay taxes because that FINALLY meant I was making money............sounds crazy but when I got a refund at tax time I needed it, now I pay taxes and I am thankful I have the money to pay them...........

    Answer by buttonlts at 5:26 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • get rid of welfare and more would work cause they had to

    Answer by buttonlts at 5:27 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • I think the government would do better to not give them free health care and stellar pensions for life for running just one term. But yes, I think they should be taxed more. I made $22k last year. You know how hard it is to live in Chicago on $22k? It sucks. Now you want to take roughly 10% out of that to support a war that I don't agree with and politicians I can't stand?


    Answer by meandrphoto at 5:28 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • I am all for ending entitlement loopholes. Most of these folks have legally protected wealth- NOT earnings- Billionaires need to feel the burn as well as the rest of us-


    Answer by Sisteract at 5:32 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • So says Socialist Sisteract.

    She conveniently ignores the 47% of households that pay ZERO federal tax.

    Why is that?


    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 5:57 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

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