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  •  When You Start Listing Policies Proven in th Past (2+ / 0-)
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    Sherri in TX, gohlkus

    to constrain that greed -- 90% top marginal individual tax rates, taxing investments like wages, estate tax, anti-trust regs, financial regs-- you'll hear the thunder of two political parties and 290 million Americans galloping away over the hill.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Tue Jan 25, 2011 at 08:45:44 AM PST

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    •  You know, I think 90 out of (1+ / 0-)
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      gohlkus

      any hundred US citizens would agree that there is some income level that should be taxed at 90%. Why doesn't somebody ask this question:

      "currently, everybody pays the same amount of taxes on the first $XX,000 they earn. People who earn from $XX,001 to $YY,000 pay an additional amount on that additional income. People who earn from $YY,001 to $ZZZ,000 pay an additional percentage on that additional income. Currently, a person who earns $100,000,000 million a year pays the same amount of taxes on his $100,000,001st dollar that a person who earns $250,000 pays on his $250,001st dollar. Do you think this is fair? How much do you think is the maximum amount that a person should pay, and at what additional income amount do you think that should occur?"

      I would be really interested in the results of that poll. It would also help people understand tax brackets, which they don't at the moment, and which is about 60% of the problem when it comes to increasing taxes.

      And, as long as I'm on the subject, CAPITAL GAINS!!!!

      Why don't we, democrats, say "doncha think that money people get just by having other money earn interest should be taxed at the same rates that people earn by going out and actually working?"

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