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Do you think that soldiers should pay federal only, state only or both taxes?

The only reason I ask is because military pay is tax money, so technically the soldiers are paying their own paychecks. I never understood that concept and think that no they shouldn't pay federal but state since that tax goes to helping better their home state. Please NO bashing or I will delete this.

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momma2JD

Asked by momma2JD at 10:48 PM on Nov. 25, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I think they should pay no taxes... but that may be because I am a Navy wife, lol! I mean really, we don't have a home state, I've lived in three states in the last year... Seriously though, I think it would make way more sense for us to pay state but not federal taxes. Just my opinion.
    toriandgrace

    Answer by toriandgrace at 10:53 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • well you want to think it that way them cops firemen EMTs most politicans shouldnt either they pay for their check too
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:00 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • police officers pay is tax money, so technically the cops are paying their own paychecks.
    so should they also be excused from state/city tax? and how about social workers? elected officials? teachers? prosecutors? attorneys? correction officers? court officers? court appointed defense attorneys? all of those get pay with tax money and they also pay taxes.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:01 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • This OP could pertain to any government paying job, like police, fire depts, teachers, etc. Yes, I believe that they should all pay taxes just like everyone else because we all have access to the same things that taxes pay for.
    thundernlight

    Answer by thundernlight at 11:01 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • I dont know how any of that works..... so that being said..... i think everyone should pay taxes!
    CoreyLynn

    Answer by CoreyLynn at 11:02 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • I don't they should pay either, they are doing us a favor.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:17 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • Anon 11:17, what about police, fire, teachers etc? They are doing us favors too!

    CoreyLynn: what about Native Americans?
    thundernlight

    Answer by thundernlight at 11:36 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • What do Native Americans have to do with it?
    pagan_mama

    Answer by pagan_mama at 12:00 AM on Nov. 26, 2008

  • They do pay state and federal taxes.. When hubby was in the airforce and was a resident of the state of Maine he paid both federal and state taxes. Once he became a Florida resident he only paid federal taxes.
    aimige

    Answer by aimige at 12:10 AM on Nov. 26, 2008

  • Everyone else who workls for a living is getting both taxes taken out. Why not military? Apart from the fact they arnt paid enough to begin with for what they do. Everyone who works Must pay takes. Even the lowest minimum wage worker pays BOTH taxes. So why not the military to?
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 12:54 AM on Nov. 26, 2008

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