Comments on: The tax rate you should care about most http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/06/01/the-tax-rate-you-should-care-about-most/ Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:27:18 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: threeRivers http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/06/01/the-tax-rate-you-should-care-about-most/comment-page-1/#comment-5894 Sat, 25 Jun 2011 06:54:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/?p=14609#comment-5894 That you have to excuse yourself by confessing to being geeky to talk about taxes, or that anyone who pays attention to what their elected representatives are really doing needs to “get a life”, explains the entire reason the Wonderful Magical Merry-go-round is about to come to a full stop.

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By: iowafarm http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/06/01/the-tax-rate-you-should-care-about-most/comment-page-1/#comment-5453 Fri, 03 Jun 2011 01:46:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/?p=14609#comment-5453 I care more about the marginal rate than the overall percentage because the marginal rate specifically targets success. People will choose to earn just under the higher marginal rate because they feel it is unfair to be forced to pay a higher rate whereas others benefit. Slavery was abolished but discrimination based on fiscal responsibility is alive and well. Therefore, although people can be forced to pay more, the Gov can’t force them to earn more. Who is John Gault?

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By: zotdoc http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/06/01/the-tax-rate-you-should-care-about-most/comment-page-1/#comment-5437 Thu, 02 Jun 2011 15:00:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/?p=14609#comment-5437 Perhaps it’s time to overhaul the whole mess and do away with taxes on income. There would be fewer economic distortios as people would spend their income and invest their income in ways that had purely economic reasons rather than some tax avoidance reasons. 40% of us pay no income tax, most of the actual taxes collected fall on a small percentage of the higher earners, and somehow this is fair? What is standing in the way of doing this? Congress uses this system to garner political favors and get their sorry selves re-elected at the taxpayers expense!

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By: SanPa http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/06/01/the-tax-rate-you-should-care-about-most/comment-page-1/#comment-5436 Thu, 02 Jun 2011 14:53:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/?p=14609#comment-5436 The rate I’m most focussed on is that influenced by AMT. And damn, the AMT only sticks to those whose income below a couple million. People like Warren Buffet and Rupert Murdoch have mostly avoided the minimum tax penalty payment. The Dems may have created it, but the GOP socialist movement has been sticking it to the masses for years.

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By: rodtile http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/06/01/the-tax-rate-you-should-care-about-most/comment-page-1/#comment-5435 Thu, 02 Jun 2011 14:42:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/?p=14609#comment-5435 I believe the wealthiest Americans should pay a larger share of taxes for the privilege of being able to accumulate wealth without any fear of outside influence. The reason for this is the working class and the military. Without the working class and military the upper class would cease to exist. They really need to start acknowledging this and increase wages. wages have been stagnant far too long.

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