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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    Which of course explains why they are fleeing Calfiornivania in droves.
    if my family wasn't here I'd move myself to somewhere more conducive to liberty, Safety and Growth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    That would be of those who actually pay income taxes. Nearly half the people don't pay income taxes any more getting everything they put in during the year back -- with many getting more back than they paid (thanks to the Earned Income Tax Credit which in truth oughta be called the Unearned Income Tax program)
    I hear conservatives complain about the poorer getting more out than they put in. Isn't that how government is supposed to work? If everyone got back what they put in then then we wouldn't need government and we could just pay for everything ourselves, right? Maybe you can enlighten me.

    Regardless, the rich are clearly not taxed enough.

    I really hate Twitter video for a million reasons, not the least of which is I can't embed them in my messages here. But take a quick look at that animation, it is quite eye opening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineOb View Post
    I hear conservatives complain about the poorer getting more out than they put in. Isn't that how government is supposed to work? If everyone got back what they put in then then we wouldn't need government and we could just pay for everything ourselves, right? Maybe you can enlighten me.

    Regardless, the rich are clearly not taxed enough.

    I really hate Twitter video for a million reasons, not the least of which is I can't embed them in my messages here. But take a quick look at that animation, it is quite eye opening.
    So you think that the government's purpose is to redistribute wealth.

    Please tell me you don't vote.





    And before you respond keep in mind that I contribute to charities (I use money orders so I don't incessantly get hounded for more), have worked feeding the hungry (spent more than one Thanksgiving working with Hosea Williams Feed the Hungry) and helped set up for the local Muscular Dystrophy Association during the telethons as well as contributed money to my church to assist a wide variety of causes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineOb View Post
    I hear conservatives complain about the poorer getting more out than they put in. Isn't that how government is supposed to work? If everyone got back what they put in then then we wouldn't need government and we could just pay for everything ourselves, right? Maybe you can enlighten me.

    Regardless, the rich are clearly not taxed enough.

    I really hate Twitter video for a million reasons, not the least of which is I can't embed them in my messages here. But take a quick look at that animation, it is quite eye opening.
    Define ‘rich’ and define ‘not taxed enough’.
    "The man from the yacht thought he was the first to find England; I thought I was the first to find Europe. I did try to found a heresy of my own; and when I had put the last touches to it, I discovered that it was orthodoxy."
    GK Chesterton; Orthodoxy

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilpixieofterror View Post
    Define ‘rich’ and define ‘not taxed enough’.
    Many moons back John Stossel interviewed Al Sharpton for ABC's 20/20 program and asked him just what percent of the total federal income taxes should the rich pay. Sharpton thought for a moment then declared that they should pay at least 15% of it. He was taken aback when Stossel informed him that at that time they were paying 34% of all federal income taxes.

    Today just the top 1% pays over 37% of all income taxes collected by the federal government which is more than the bottom 90% combined does (30.5%).

    Further, the top 10% pay 69% whereas bottom half pays roughly 3% of all income taxes paid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilpixieofterror View Post
    Define ‘rich’ and define ‘not taxed enough’.
    My link speaks for itself. The animation is less than 10 seconds long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    So you think that the government's purpose is to redistribute wealth.

    Please tell me you don't vote.





    And before you respond keep in mind that I contribute to charities (I use money orders so I don't incessantly get hounded for more), have worked feeding the hungry (spent more than one Thanksgiving working with Hosea Williams Feed the Hungry) and helped set up for the local Muscular Dystrophy Association during the telethons as well as contributed money to my church to assist a wide variety of causes.
    Can you define "wealth redistribution"? Then I'll give you my thoughts on it.

    Also, please view the link I posted and give me your thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineOb View Post
    Can you define "wealth redistribution"? Then I'll give you my thoughts on it.

    Also, please view the link I posted and give me your thoughts.
    Taking from those that worked for it and giving it to others (usually for the purpose of gaining their support in order to maintain power/control).

    I'm always still in trouble again

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    Taking from those that worked for it and giving it to others (usually for the purpose of gaining their support in order to maintain power/control).
    By that definition no, I do not think that is the purpose of government. Thanks for playing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineOb View Post
    By that definition no, I do not think that is the purpose of government. Thanks for playing.
    So then, how do you define it?

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