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Mondo Fuego™
Your arguments are baseless
Mon Nov 6, 2017 2:57pm

1. You fail to state what the tax code "should" do. You are not in any position to state what the tax code "should" do. You are merely ne opinion out of millions. You don't speak for DFM or me or anyone else.

2. You fail to realize that with a flat tax rate, people with higher incomes pay more in taxes. A person with 10X income pays 10X tax.

3. Your argument that those who have wealth should contribute more fails to state why.

4. You fail to realize that many people with great wealth contribute greatly to society by providing industry, jobs, opportunities, public benefits and amenities, philanthrophic contributions, etc.

5. The government should get out of the business of engineeing "desirable outcomes", like huge tax credits for Tesla buyers, rewarding people for home ownership, rewarding people for having more kids than they and the community can afford, rewarding certain businesses for ideas that the investment community doesn't want to finance, etc. The government should be in the business of providing equal opportunity for all, not trying to advance the outcome for some.

6. The tax code hasn't done what it "should" do. Our government and our tax code have been uniform failures, resulting in an unpayable national debt of $20 trillion. Your BoZoBoy doubled the debt in 8 years. Ask yourself how and why he did that.

  • I Differ With You...Amadeus, Mon Nov 6 2:19pm
    I say, consider the purpose of the tax code. What should it do ? Those who have achieved great wealth and great income should contribute more to society than those who have less. The contribution is... more
    • We used to have very high progressive rates. But NOBODY EVER PAID THEM. They were negated by the numerous tax breaks. Some people made MILLIONS each year and paid ZERO taxes because of breaks like... more
      • The Only Sensible Thing To Do...Amadeus, Tue Nov 7 7:39am
        *stop* No, it is not the only sensible thing to do. The answer here is not constrained to the dichotomy of all or nothing. Simple can be good, but simpler is not always better. As I said, there are... more
        • no one else has to compromise on theirs. You want us to get rid of all of the deductions you don't like, but keep the deductions you DO like. So does everyone else. End result? Everyone keeps their... more
        • LOLMondo Fuego™ , Tue Nov 7 8:57am
          Flailing with meaninglessness. "I" ... "I" ... "I". Conjures up the frail ghost of BoZoBaMa.
    • Your arguments are baseless — Mondo Fuego™ , Mon Nov 6 2:57pm
      • rather applying an emotional cost... How much it HURTS to pay... So, his focus is making the rich HURT more, not just pay more. I forget the source of the concept but the idea starts out taxing the... more
        • Not Really...Amadeus, Tue Nov 7 7:44am
          I am looking at the financial impact. For someone who barely makes enough to get by before taxes are considered, a 25% tax is very financially painful. While for someone who makes much more money, a... more
          • ... anything else, for that matter. You run your agenda shit into the ground, and you never listen to sane people who are telling you that you are full of shit. Shelley wrote this poem with folks... more
          • Your own words convict you... "painful"...Sprout, Tue Nov 7 7:49am
            It's got nothing to do with value... but in HURTING a social group you do not like.
            • Really?Amadeus, Tue Nov 7 12:06pm
              You have to be purposefully misreading what I'm writing to get your conclusion. If anything, I'm viewing the entire society as an organism and taxes as a needed injection that will cause some pain.... more
            • Pointing out the obvious.HeavyHemi, Tue Nov 7 8:22am
              Hurting financially. Pretending his point was their 'feelings', you literally feigned ignorance to create an argument.
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