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house Bill H.R. 389

New Tax Brackets for the Rich and Super-Rich

Argument in favor

U.S. income disparity is at a level not seen since prior to the Great Depression, and raising taxes on the richest Americans is good for the budget.

Erin's Opinion
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07/08/2015
It's time to end corporate welfare and have the super rich pay there fair share.
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Josh's Opinion
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03/15/2015
The 1% face a crushing psychological burden trying to keep up with the .1%, who face a crushing psychological burden trying to keep up with the .01%. We should what we can to reduce their suffering and allow the intrinsic incentives of their work motivate success rather than ever more ostentatious displays of status and power.
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SouthernGal's Opinion
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07/12/2015
America is tired of special tax breaks for the rich. It's time for them to pay their fair share of the cost of running this country.
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Argument opposed

Singling out the rich is class warfare, and will have other implications for the U.S. economy in the form of reduced incentives for the rich to work, save, and invest.

Erick's Opinion
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07/02/2015
No get rid of the tax code all together and support Rand Paul's tax system a flat 14.5% is better than anything else we have on the table right now
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jackson's Opinion
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07/02/2015
The practice of targeting the wealthy for being wealthy is ridiculous. We need to abolish the IRS and create a flat rate tax system. No one man can individually decide who is "wealthy" and who is "super wealthy". There is no quantitative gap to divide the different classes. The government has no right to decide how much money "you need" when you are the one who earned it. A flat rate tax would make paying taxes easy and would get rid of the tangled taxpayer system.
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Rod's Opinion
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06/19/2015
foolish to add more complications to 70,000 pages of IRS processes that even THEY admit no one understands. We need to GRAB Rand Paul's plan for the fair and flat tax.
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      house Committees
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedJanuary 14th, 2015
    It's time to end corporate welfare and have the super rich pay there fair share.
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    No get rid of the tax code all together and support Rand Paul's tax system a flat 14.5% is better than anything else we have on the table right now
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    The 1% face a crushing psychological burden trying to keep up with the .1%, who face a crushing psychological burden trying to keep up with the .01%. We should what we can to reduce their suffering and allow the intrinsic incentives of their work motivate success rather than ever more ostentatious displays of status and power.
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    America is tired of special tax breaks for the rich. It's time for them to pay their fair share of the cost of running this country.
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    The practice of targeting the wealthy for being wealthy is ridiculous. We need to abolish the IRS and create a flat rate tax system. No one man can individually decide who is "wealthy" and who is "super wealthy". There is no quantitative gap to divide the different classes. The government has no right to decide how much money "you need" when you are the one who earned it. A flat rate tax would make paying taxes easy and would get rid of the tangled taxpayer system.
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    foolish to add more complications to 70,000 pages of IRS processes that even THEY admit no one understands. We need to GRAB Rand Paul's plan for the fair and flat tax.
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    Class warfare is a Communist tactic. Eliminate the Progressive tax code and the IRS. Put in a flat tax!!
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    The fact is, the rich and super rich end up paying what is the maximum tax amount, which only ends up being an EXTREMELY small percentage of their income. It's neither fair nor smart to allow them to continue this way when paying the actual percentage they owe could do wonders for the economy. Everyone should pay their fair share, and if I am paying 6% of my income, they should be doing at least that, instead of only .05% because they are making so much they easily overtake the maximum tax amount.
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    History shows the more one makes the more they should be taxed. Also people complain about the Feds printing more money, maybe they have too so there is money since the rich dont really put it into the economy but foreign banks. Tax them more and corps start paying living wages the economy will flourish and less printing needs done.
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    Too many write offs available. Eliminate these
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    Good for the budget and income inequality.
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    Our tax code is flawed. We should simplify the tax code and their should be a progressively greater tax burden on the wealthy. The wealthy should be taxed on all income and corporations should pay an appropriate tax on the profits made from all United States sources. There should be no cap on the Social Security and Medicare tax. For too long we have had an increasingly larger deficit and the only way our government is going to reduce the debt is to make everyone pay their fair share of taxes.
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    I am sick and tired of paying more taxes than the very wealthy. As a matter of fact, I have seen reports that say a 2% tax on the very wealthy would insure the stability of Social Security. Why are we not doing this?
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    As a tax expert/business consultant (27 years) my multi-million annual taxable income clients generally paid less taxes as a percentage of their income than those with less income. During times of higher rates they INCREASED investments in active trade or businesses. Not the opposite. They can pay more. "We the people" are intentionally being mislead
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    I would say Go back and read the constitution but unfortunately there was an amendment that started the whole scrutiny of financial success and a mechanism of thumbscrews to mulct tribute from the successful.
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    I'm against all forms of discrimination. Even against those who are unpopular. I trust rich people with their money far more than I trust the government with their money.
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    ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!!!!!!!!! Should be a flat tax rate with no deductions or exceptions that EVERYONE pays on every dollar they make!
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    Those who can afford to pay more should pay more. It's their fair share.
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    The rich pay more than anyone. Why penalize those who work hard and succeed? The tax laws are horrible as is.
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    No one should have to pay more than their fair share. We need to restructure our tax payments to where it is just a straight percentage across the board.
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