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  • The rich have to much money.

    There are many uses for that money, more than 20% of the USA's money belongs to the rich(1% of the population). That money has many more uses that for their leisure. Many are in the streets in poverty while the rich make money. Do the rich need all this money? No. Some may ask, do we have the right to take off the rich, yes! They took money off us. With flat tax, everyone has to pay an equal amount, it suits the rich, but many will not be able to afford it. Proggresive tax is much better. It allows everyone to be taxed according to their income. Much fairer!

  • Yes, though not through increasing tax rates...

    A fundamental myth of economics is "trickle-down" theory. Supposedly, if you give the rich more money, they will inevitably spend it on products boosting the entire economy. As nice as this is in theory, in actuality, it rarely ever works. Most of the time, the rich actually sit on their wealth, hoarding it. Or, they put it into securities, which have some benefit to the economy as a whole, but little benefit to the lower classes. Yet some negative votes have brought up the theory of the rich fleeing the country and placing money in tax havens. This is true. Thus, the best option is to close significant tax loopholes, such as repatriation (putting money from your company in a foreign branch/department), giving the government the revenue without driving the rich away. A simpler tax code is what the US desperately needs.

  • They Have the Money.

    Everyone says that the rich worked hard for their money and shouldn't have to pay more. So does that mean they are saying that the lower class people aren't working just as hard, if not harder? Last time I checked, a film star pushed into cereal commericals as a child who somehow magically climbed the later without even bothering to go to college and try to earn a degree or whatever the heck it is didn't work nearly as hard as the first generation college graduate who is working as a single parent and barely scraping by enough money for food and to keep the roof over their heads! Being lucky has nothing to do with working hard. Besides, if they have SO MUCH money, what's the harm in paying just a LITTLE BIT more?

  • Absolutely, as they have been given more.

    You are referring to the idea of a progressive income tax, meaning tax rates increase as a person's income increases. This is the tax system utilized by almost all developed countries, and for good reason. The moral justification of the rich being obligated to give back more to society lies in the fact that generally, the rich have taken more from society. While individual effort is no doubt a significant aspect of a person's ability to amass wealth, there are background factors which play a much larger role. Economic exchange, the route to wealth, is only possible due to a strong community and economy. In a ravaged, third world country, a man could work as hard as any other, but still fail to become as prosperous because they suffer from a lack of advantages such as inadequate education, fewer economic connections, etc. Even here in America, your capability to get richer than the next guy is in part influenced by an upper hand you have been given at some point in your life, one you may not even see or understand. Therefore, we can assume that to some degree, those who achieve have benefited from these advantages that the poor have not. Thus, it makes sense that they should carry a greater responsibility to contribute to society.

  • Rich billionaires elites are heartless demons who steal from the masses!

    How did you think the rich got that much money in the first place? By becoming heartless demons who steal from the masses! The system they have setuped in many developed nations only exacerbate the massive income equality gaps, Big worldwide multinational companies with massive swiss/offshore bank accounts, Also in cahoots with greedy corrupt government and politicians all over the world. Top rich 1% vs bottom 99%.
    Just look around you for lots of proofs: Poor beggars aplenty in many big cities all over the world. Heartless rich billionaires fatcats do not care about their poor workers or fair wages, They only seek to exploit the poor and the environment even more for their own insatiability destructive greed. By massive offshoring to cheaper countries, Stagnant wages, Stock market gambling robbery and collisions, Big corporate scandals, Abusing young graduates in "unpaid internships", Frequent job layoffs, Golden exit parachutes for rich bosses only (regular workers just gets laid off with very little or nothing! ), Bribing government for more tax-cuts only to benefit the rich at the expense of the poor, . . Etc. Do not forget occupy wall street! The reasons behind the protest are very real!
    It is a totally broken system now in the developed nations all over the world - all these money and selfish greed obsessions, Fueling so much hatreds and wars and deaths.
    Therefore, The rich must pay up more for their dues and their massive scandals and abuse.

  • Wealth is Created by Society

    Wealth is created by society as a whole. The society enables wealth to be created. If that wealth is only owned by one or two individuals or a small class of individuals, then surely that is unfair and will not benefit the economy as a whole. Everyone in society is in some respects responsible for the creation of wealth. So it does not seem right that only a small group of individuals will benefit from the emergence of wealth.

  • Poor are poor

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  • E e e

    Everyone says that the rich worked hard for their money and shouldn't have to pay more. So does that mean they are saying that the lower class people aren't working just as hard, if not harder? Last time I checked, a film star pushed into cereal commericals as a child who somehow magically climbed the later without even bothering to go to college and try to earn a degree or whatever the heck it is didn't work nearly as hard as the first generation college graduate who is working as a single parent and barely scraping by enough money for food and to keep the roof over their heads! Being lucky has nothing to do with working hard. Besides, if they have SO MUCH money, what's the harm in paying just a LITTLE BIT more?

  • Of course you jerks.

    The rich have money.
    The poor don't.
    The rich pay a tax of 19%
    The poor Pay a tax of 33%
    You can not under any circumstances justify this when raising taxes 5% on the top 1% could fund the war on terrorism 34 times over.
    Your argument is invalid

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  • No they should not

    Just because they have more money, doesn't mean anyone has a right to that money, whether it be the government or the poor. We are not a socialist country who takes from the rich to give to the poor. It doesn't work and should not be attempted. We need to redo the tax brackets, remove at least most maybe even all tax breaks, have everyone pay a fair amount and that's it. If you're still poor, well that's your problem. It may sound callous and mean but it's the truth. Your life is your own responsibility. Not anyone elses.

  • The Rich build America

    I acknowledge that 1% of America's population own's 99% of the wealth, but that same one percent pays for most of the taxes in America. That 1% also creates jobs, so less taxes for the rich means more jobs with that extra money. This here is why the job market isn't good: The rich are being taxed to much, and that money filched from them can create jobs. Also, the job market isn't good because nobody is bold enough. Teacher are telling students to work hard to get a job, but with everyone getting jobs, who is creating them? The rich took big risks with their money, failed, and eventually became rich. It wasn't easy.

    Some may say that the poor deserve more money. However, the welfare program is meant for people who are working hard to make ends meet, not for people who are too lazy to get up. My Grandfather once said, "People don't just sit and starve to death, they always do something."

    The rich earned their money through blood, sweat, and tears, and the government should't begrudgingly penalize them for succeeding in life. Eighty percent of millionaires are self made. Instead of taking money from the rich and give it to the poor, the government should let the rich keep more money, to give the poor jobs.

    This is capitalism, the land of the free and the home of the brave. It is about time we get back to that.

  • The rich have already paid

    I made 1 million dollars last year and paid 100,000 dollars in taxes. Another individual made 20,000 and paid no taxes. Who did not pay any tax? It is about PAYING YOUR FAIR SHARE OF THE TAX. 100,000 dollars is more than 0 dollars paid. Why should I have to pay more in "TAXES"? It's not how much I made - it's about how much I paid!

  • No rich shudnt be taxed more

    It has been several years that this topic ha been wandering in people's mind, but never has it come to a conclusion. In my opinion, the rich should not be taxed more. Tax is A compulsory contribution to state revenue, levied by the government on workers' income and business profits. High-profile rich guys, like Warren Buffet and Mark Zuckerberg,comment that they want to pay more in taxes. However, raising taxes on the wealthy is the wrong approach that will hurt everyone.
    Tax hikes on the rich are unjustified from a moral and a pragmatic perspective. All persons are entitled to keep the fruits of their own labour. People should be free to spend or donate their rightfully earned money as they please without government coercion. It is unjust for the government to forcibly take money from one person to give to someone else in the name of “fairness.” well if I talk about fairness, no matter what society, culture, country you go to or come from there will be corrupt people that only seek personal gain. Government and people are judging on to make rich make more tax just because the hard earned money is indirectly going to the corrupt government . As in India, the mind map of the politicians is to make rich pay more taxes on the sympathetic note that all this money will go in development of the nation and in help for the needy , and actually manipulate them and snatch into their own pockets.
    One simply becomes rich if they get educated, have the will power for doing something benevolent .It is education that can make the difference between rich and poor. It is the poor who haven’t taken education seriously
    I would like to question my opponents on the note that why should the government help the poor where they don’t want to get educated and become affluent. Why should the rich give more taxes to help poor. Why should they let go their hardships? Today's world is a unsympathetic virtue.

  • This Is Why Taxes Should Not Be Increased on the Rich:

    This is why taxes should not be increased on the rich. What people have to understand about increasing taxes on the rich, which is one of Obama's major plans during his second term, is that it will not promote any stimulation in our economy. The basis of Obama's plan is to increase taxes on the rich, and give to the poor, without strengthening any type of industry that may lead to the stimulation of our economy. Taxing the rich will not decrease the unemployment rate, and it will not strengthen the U.S. Economy. All it will do is put money in the hands of people who either cannot find work, or who are satisfied with an extremely low check from the government several times a month. On the other hand, using government income to strengthen major corporations and industries in the U.S., which was one of Mitt Romney's major plans for America, would have had a much greater chance of creating jobs, and putting unemployed American's back to work. This is plan that democrats have absolutely no understanding of. All they care about is making the middle and upper class satisfy the financial needs of the poor, which will not promote any stimulation in our economy. This is a system that has to change in America if any economic success is going to occur over the next four years.

  • This is why taxes should not be increased on the rich.

    What people have to understand about increasing taxes on the rich, which is one of Obama's major plans during his second term, is that it will not promote any stimulation in our economy. The basis of Obama's plan is to increase taxes on the rich, and give to the poor, without strengthening any type of industry that may lead to the stimulation of our economy. Taxing the rich will not decrease the unemployment rate, and it will not strengthen the U.S. Economy. All it will do is put money in the hands of people who either cannot find work, or who are satisfied with an extremely low check from the government every week. On the other hand, using government income to strengthen major corporations and industries in the U.S., which was one of Mitt Romney's major plans for America, would have had a much greater chance of creating jobs, and putting unemployed American's back to work. This is plan that democrats have absolutely no understanding of. All they care about is making the middle and upper class satisfy the financial needs of the poor, which will not promote any stimulation in our economy. This is a system that has to change in America if any economic success is going to occur over the next four years.

  • Men came to America to make money....Not get it taken away.

    What a lot of people don't understand about this country, is how it was founded. Colonists came from other countries to America for "religious freedom." This is what we're told, when in actuality they came for economic freedom. America at it's birth was full of opportunities. The tobacco crop as well as new land brought a lot of hardworking people (who could not move up in their countries) to America where they could be someone if they worked hard enough. The revolutionary war was about taxation without representation. The British government was taking the colonist's money as well as establishing British corporations in the new lands so that the colonies could not compete and therefore not prosper individually. Without incentive, people do not work hard...It is sad but a true fact of the human condition. Therefore we rebelled. This rebellion created a nation where people were not "equal" but had "equality of opportunity." People in this day and age confuse those two terms greatly. Every one in this country has the ability to work hard, go to school, and make money. Some people may have a harder path, but the path is still there. That is why people come to this country!!!!!! The capitalist economy creates incentive, competition, and therefore progress. Do you think you would have the iPhone in your hand without private enterprises. And do you think those enterprises would exist if people were taxed higher and given no incentive? As far as inheritance goes, it will always be at play...Because the first and smallest society is that of the family. Should a mother or father who makes something great not be able to pass that down to their offspring? It can be frustrating when people simply inherit money but it is not wrong. The first society is family then comes that of the state. This country wants equality. How is segregating the rich and making them pay more, equal? Please explain that to me.

  • YES and NO, really depends on what we consider as rich.

    For example:

    - A doctor who busted his butt, going through 4 years of undergraduate, 4 years of med school, 2 years of a medical specialty and a 3 year internship, DESERVES EVERY PENNY OF HIS 300k SALARY.

    ...However

    - The son of a wealthy CEO of a Fortune 500 company does not deserve his money, because he simply inherited it.

    In summary there should be no new taxes for doctors, lawyers, engineers, and entrepreneurs. But the US should implement Silver Spoon taxes on those who inherit their money.

  • What in the Sam Hill

    Why in he world would we tax people more just because they make more money? That is like making a guy pay more for gas because he drives a Mercedes instead of a Camry. That is like charging a person more for sunscreen because he is pale. It is segregation. I would sure hate to have mountains of student loan debts, debts I took out for food, gas, and other basic necessities, and have a ridiculously high tax rate. I don't disagree that people can work equally as hard and get different salaries, but life comes down to choices. I didn't have a golden spoon feeding me when I put myself through medical school. I just chose to get debts, bust my but, study, and eat baloney sandwiches for 7 1/2 years to get by. Sorry to the people who chose to work somewhere else. I am not saying your less of a person, my dad was a rancher who worked in a factory when money got tight, so I have respect, but just because I chose a more prosperous path doesn't mean you can rob me, and give my money away. If we all have to pay for a sickening government then we all pay the same.

  • The poor do not have a right to the money of the rich

    Any more than the rich have a right to the money of the poor. All money that is not inherited is earned, and nobody has a right to that money except the person who earned it. It might be moral for wealthy people to give some help to those who are less fortunate, but taxes are mandatory, not voluntary. The government should not enforce morality in this case any more than it should enforce "morality" in marriage.


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chriswalczyk55 says2013-09-29T21:13:11.653
What people have to understand about increasing taxes on the rich, which is one of Obama's major plans during his second term, is that it will not promote any stimulation in our economy. The basis of Obama's plan is to increase taxes on the rich, and give to the poor, without strengthening any type of industry that may lead to the stimulation of our economy. Taxing the rich will not decrease the unemployment rate, and it will not strengthen the U.S. Economy. All it will do is put money in the hands of people who either cannot find work, or who are satisfied with an extremely low check from the government every week. On the other hand, using government income to strengthen major corporations and industries in the U.S., which was one of Mitt Romney's major plans for America, would have had a much greater chance of creating jobs, and putting unemployed American's back to work. This is plan that democrats have absolutely no understanding of. All they care about is making the middle and upper class satisfy the financial needs of the poor, which will not promote any stimulation in our economy. This is a system that has to change in America if any economic success is going to occur over the next four years.

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