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Why do our leaders divide our country with higher taxes for some and zero taxes for others? How about flat taxes for all? We are all equal.

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Because the Flat Tax actually isn't fair, that's why. It's got as many exemption loopholes as the tax system we already have.

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I meant no exemptions. Everybody pays the same percent of their income.
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I can't picture a pensioner in a nursing home paying taxes when 100% of that money needs to go for medical expenses, and heaven help the senior that needs to eat, too.

Nevermind single moms with kids.
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If its good enough for God to ask for 10% why not the US ask for say 3%? God didn't say tithe unless you can't afford it. We are not supposed to be a country of social welfare but a country of EQUAL rights for every individual. You can't ask one group to follow one law and another to follow a different law.
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There are other ways we can help the needy. I didn't say to stop welfare although they would be better served through private charities. Even a national sales tax would be better than this progressive tax we have that only divides people with different laws for different groups of people.
Look at it this way, a rich person doesn't pay $6 for a gallon of gas and a poor person pays $1, right? Why do some people have to pay more for the same government we all get?
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Because some people get more prosperous than other people in this nation, and usually by virtue of whom they know and who they exploit, that's why. Not everybody can be an entrepreneur or survive the predation of "big fish" corporations on "little fish" small businesses.

Because opportunities to get rich are uneven, so must the taxes be, to correspond with the unevenness of privilege. Because that's what's actually fair. God has never been fair, nor is any one God to be in governmental favor.
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Wow hate Capitalism much? Are you aware it alone has raised more people out of poverty than any system in the world? I guess they don't teach facts in schools anymore. Just propaganda
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Oh and God being fair? He is the definition of fair.
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Capitalism has nothing whatsoever to do with taxes. Nor does any God, for that matter.
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rich people hire people to find loopholes so they pay less taxes. u welcome

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Huh? Do we get jobs from poor people?
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nothing to do with my comment, but im guessing no?
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Ah red, still schilling for the "job creators" I see. In this low tax era, exactly how well has that whole thing worked for you?
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Oh boo, I promise you can find happiness with a much smaller government. Really you would feel freedom instead of dependence. It needs to be as close to anarchy as it can get. That is how our founders designed it. Yours is much closer to Karl Marx and we all know how that turned out.
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I think a flat tax would be great. Or even a sales tax. Honesty I think a sales tax would catch everyone even the ones working under the table.

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I agree. But it must be a small tax and they must stop all the spending.
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Stop all spending? Irresponsible and impossible.
Bigguy, we agree on this one thing though. My take on it would be food and medicine aren't taxed which makes it less onerous for the poor but sales tax on everything else you buy. Think of all the legal (under the table, tips, etc) and illegal (pimps, hookers, drug dealers, thieves, etc) that would finally be paying taxes.
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True boo I've had guys work for a day or two paved them cash. Cut no taxes. Theses people go to walmart to spend there money Bam! taxed. There are thousands out there that pay nothing.
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I would say millions. I'm all for it. Think of all the money we'd save on the IRS! Give em their pink slip!
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If we do away with taxes that would be fair

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That's even better. But golly how will we survive without our government taking care of our happiness?
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No roads, no cops, no military, yeah that would work well, we would just be conquered by a country that taxes.
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We don't need taxes for that the government can pay for that no problem
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They can do it
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I don't believe we have to pay for there stuff that we use
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That's been suggested for years. I'd love it but it never goes very far.

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Because they have indoctrinated the young who now vote for the "American Idol".
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You mean like voting for someone who promises "hope and change" but never defines it?
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A flat tax is fair because it would prevent politicians from hiding tax breaks in the tax code. Flat tax is claimed unfair because the rich and poor pay the same percentage, in most countries it is 14-20%. A 15% tax will affect a poor person more than a wealthy person. For this reason our tax code is staggered. The difference is that to help the poor, you now have to pass legislation, which means someone has to put their signature on a bill in which the government has to spend money. If you do it with the tax code, no one can be held accountable.

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The rich, who currently benefit from our tax system, will never allow a flat tax.

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Ain't that the truth
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We should get rid of taxes and abolish the IRS.

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Wasn't that black republican candidate campaigning on a flat tax agenda? I woulda voted for him!

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Cain Yea I liked him
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