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|Subject: Re: Another Tax; Yeah That'll Stimulate Growth||Date: 5/20/2012 10:19 AM|
|Author: FoolishVintner||Number: 392560 of 423456|
Wrong. If someone wants to pay more taxes, they have the ability to write a check to the U.S. treasury for any amount of their choosing to help reduce the deficit.
I apologize in advance for the lapse in civility, but this meme is such an asinine line of reasoning.
If I (or Warren Buffet) want to voluntarily send the government some money, that's not going to do a damm thing. If the government institutes a more sane approach to taxation (as it did in 1993), that will help the nation get back on course (as it did in 1993). Any logical discussion about taxation need to follow from the assumption that citizens will continue to strive to pay their minimum tax obligation under the law. As such, only changing those laws will affect our nation's economic course.
He11 yes I want others to pay up! And I'm willing to be taxed a higher rate myself as part of the deal, because I can easily recognize that this low tax party is killing us and stealing from my son's future. Where's the "ethical bankruptcy" in that?
It's no different than some hoodlum wandering the streets, spotting a Mercedes he likes, and stealing it just because the owner "can afford it."
You just called Thomas Jefferson, Ike Eisenhower, Harry Truman, Richard Nixon (and anybody else in our history who has supported progressive taxation, and raising taxes to pay for spending rather than borrowing money), a bunch of hoodlums. And you just called fiscal responsibility "theft." Good grief.
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