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Tax Cuts of the Rich and Famous


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Dandelion
- 10 days ago - nationalpriorities.org
We may not love taxes, but we need them. We need a tax plan that asks those who can afford it to pay their fair share. This is not that plan that the GOP and Trump Administration have presented.



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Winn A (177)
Tuesday November 14, 2017, 6:37 am
The GOP Tax Plan helps the rich get richer and the middle class get the shaft.
 

JL A (282)
Tuesday November 14, 2017, 6:45 am
I am thankful for this group speaking out:
More than 400 millionaires tell Congress: Don’t cut our taxes
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/11/12/more-than-400-millionaires-tell-congress-dont-cut-our-taxes/?utm_term=.6f7fa87adf5d
 

Mitchell D (103)
Tuesday November 14, 2017, 6:59 am
Thee concept of "Trickle down" economics has been shown, time, and again, to be utterly false, nothing but a ruse!
 

Dandelion G (367)
Tuesday November 14, 2017, 8:50 am
You are correct Mitchell including way back in the late 1800's when it was called the Horse and Sparrow economics. The horse gets all he wants to eat and all the little birds get to peck out the crumbs from the *hit. It was full of *hit then and we've been trickled down on alright more like *issed on.
 

Darren W (218)
Tuesday November 14, 2017, 9:45 am
Shared news article over social media to raise and spread awareness.
 

Mandi T (417)
Tuesday November 14, 2017, 12:11 pm
Ditto Mitchell
 

Colleen L (3)
Tuesday November 14, 2017, 12:26 pm
I too agree with Mitchell. These tax and health cuts are out to screw us all. We must stand up, sign, call and do what we can to stop it all. Thanks Dandelion
 

Kathryn I (2)
Wednesday November 15, 2017, 5:48 am
Very selfish and disgusting; the "I got mine" syndrome! Thanks, Dandelion
 

Peggy B (39)
Wednesday November 15, 2017, 7:10 am
So right, Mitchell
 

Roberto MARINI (90)
Wednesday November 15, 2017, 8:38 am
thank you dandelion
 

Donna G (42)
Wednesday November 15, 2017, 2:07 pm
In some circles, if one even brings up the subject of taxes. it's just about like saying (expletive deleted); or, taking God's name in vain, whichever you think is worse. If I remember right, the wealthy were paying more taxes under Reagan's Administration than they were on Clinton's or Obama's.

A flat tax, as many on other message boards suggest is not a fair system. One person suggested that everybody just pay a flat 25% tax. This is not fair to those at the lower end of the income scale. For example, an individual who earns only $10,000/year. If you take 25% or his income, that means he will be left with $7500 for the year. If you divide that amount by 12, his income would be $625/month. Now, compare that with somebody who earns $100,000/year. Deduct the $25,000 in tax and that still leaves him with 75,000/year or $6250/month. In a flat tax system, those with a higher income will suffer less than those with a lower income.

I do not support a flat tax system. Also, who determines what the fair share of taxes would be for those with higher incomes?

Washington state does not have an income tax and as far as I know none of the cities within Washington have income taxes. But, we do have a lot of other taxes or fees. I had to renew my license plate tabs this month and oh my gosh, it was expensive. Just two years ago, I only had to pay $42; now, it is over $60. But, I do recall that when I first moved to Washington, tab fees were based upon the age of your vehicle. Brand new cars could have fees as much as $400 or more.
 

Freya H (361)
Wednesday November 15, 2017, 2:57 pm
Trickle-down economics is 100% hogwash. NOTHING trickles down. This concept fails for the same reason that Communism fails: Neither takes into account human nature.
 

raleigh k (375)
Thursday November 16, 2017, 2:44 am
TYFS,Sheryl
 

Roberto MARINI (90)
Thursday November 16, 2017, 8:41 am
taxes are important for our society
 

Darren W (218)
Thursday November 16, 2017, 10:01 am
Freya is ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.
"Trickle-down economics" is one of the biggest piles of right-wing BULLSHIT to ever hit the press/media machine.

Everyone pays their proportionate share of income tax, relative to their wealth, societies would function better.
 

Dandelion G (367)
Thursday November 16, 2017, 10:32 am
I just with the wealthy would understand that Roberto, however it seems the more they have the more they all want to keep. Pass the burden onto those with less or even the least.
 

Janet B (0)
Thursday November 16, 2017, 8:27 pm
Thanks
 

pam w (139)
Friday November 17, 2017, 7:36 am
But they never stop trying, do they? Rich as they might be....they want MORE (at the expense of the rest of us.)
 

Dandelion G (367)
Friday November 17, 2017, 8:16 am
True Pam, it becomes like a disease to them. Watch a poor person, they'll spit the last piece of bread they have and share it with another.
 

Maria Papastamatiou (4)
Saturday November 18, 2017, 3:21 am
Thanks for posting.
 
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