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  •  We have to change the meme of "raising taxes in (1+ / 0-)
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    any regard is always bad" and make people understand that taxes are not evil.  We all benefit from a strong and expanding government and we must have incoming revenue to have a just and fair playing field.  

    I support taxes increases across the board, except for the poorest of Americans.  The rich should pay the more and the most and I also feel that this line in the sand of 250,000 is too high.    If you are making over 100,000 per year, and the average citizen is making but 40,000 then you are in the upper middle class bracket and taxes are a part of paying your part to society.  I personally think we should look at anything over 100,000 for an individual, as being a part of higher taxes.

    •  I dont really want to raise taxes on the uner rich (2+ / 0-)
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      But I want a 70% top incomerate, Pre 1986 TRA type shelters and deductions, targeting emerging tech and markets like Solar wind HVDC supergrid, renewable storage.

      Effect tax rates for the top bracket have been mostly between 20% and 22% over 30 yrs. I want the wealthy to have an opportunity to pay the same effective rates, if they invest in America.

      If they want to invest in Market speculation or in overseas business, I want them to pay. Cap gains at 33% would change the landscape real quick.

      FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

      by Roger Fox on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 09:43:03 AM PST

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