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  •  Taxes (none)
    Why don't we come out with a plan that says that $30,000 and under=0% tax rate, then 30-60 some marginal tax rate, 60-90 significantly higher, 90-120 higher yet. over 2 mill or some such number a VERY high rate.  This would give everyone the same treatment, I would not pay anything on my first 30 just like the poor, I'd pay considerably more on my 2nd 3rd and 4th $30k, and more if I made more.  This would also really jumpstart the economy, because young families and people in general who are on the bottom stages will spend the money, they need to have the money to spend.

    The rich can still use money to keep score, but the taxman (person) can scoop up the markers to pay for things that need to be funded.  Another advantage to having the rich pay taxes is that it gives them a stake in the system and should make them more chary of the pork-barrel projects so loved by congress.

    Lets see if the Repubs really think that Tax breaks jumpstart the economy, or whether they just think that tax breaks for them are good.

    "I felt as if I alone of all my townsmen had paid my tax." Thoreau

    by NearlyNormal on Tue Jan 24, 2006 at 12:26:04 PM PST

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    •  But, but that would make SENSE! (none)
      Obviously that will never happen!

      Capitalism has to be the only competitive activity that is made easier for those who are already winning.

      "Help us to save free conscience from the paw -- Of hireling wolves whose gospel is their maw." --John Milton

      by ohiolibrarian on Tue Jan 24, 2006 at 01:14:40 PM PST

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      •  Not only is its sensible and fair (none)
        to tax the wealthiest individuals, but it would also require empathy for others who happen to be born within the lower economic strata, an empathy dearly lacking in today's Republicans, whose only concern is to stuff their maws with more cash and accumulated wealth.

        "My question for today is: Why are contemporary Republicans so full of shit?" ~ Alec Baldwin

        by assyrian64 on Tue Jan 24, 2006 at 03:31:49 PM PST

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    •  There was a time when we used tax policy (none)
      to make investing in things we needed to happen. Now we need altervative energy sources. To my mind a rich person should get tax breaks for investing in things like that. He wins if it pays off and does not lose badly if it fails. The people through the congress decide what areas investments are needed. That is the way it worked in 50's when the tax rate for the rich was high and how they got out of paying 90% rates. It creates jobs and fulfills a need. It was one of those terrible Liberal ideas that worked so well. The rich thought it was communism or something so they got rid of it

      Bu$hCo. has a pre-1776 view of the world.

      by Jlukes on Tue Jan 24, 2006 at 01:53:26 PM PST

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