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    Default do the rich pay their fair share in taxes?

    or do they pay less? just want to establish this point is true or false on this forum because the opinion seems mixed.
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    I wouldn't use the word fair. It isn't about fairness to me. But you can count my vote as false. The rich should be paying more in taxes.
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    My vote is no, both for not paying enough in taxes in my country and generally in terms of not pulling their own weight in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    I wouldn't use the word fair. It isn't about fairness to me. But you can count my vote as false. The rich should be paying more in taxes.
    I second that.

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    no, not only are the rates too low but on top of that they hire people to find loopholes so they pay even less.

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    Yeah, I don't know what fair means.

    I'm not sure people appreciate how much the rich already pay in America even with loopholes.

    Top earners are the target for new tax increases, but the federal income tax system is already highly progressive. The top 10 percent of income earners paid 71 percent of all federal income taxes in 2009 though they earned 43 percent of all income. The bottom 50 percent paid 2 percent of income taxes but earned 13 percent of total income. About half of tax filers paid no federal income tax at all.
    http://www.heritage.org/federalbudge...income-earners
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    I'd need the political definition of rich, but I'll go with no for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beorn View Post
    Yeah, I don't know what fair means.

    I'm not sure people appreciate how much the rich already pay in America even with loopholes.

    http://www.heritage.org/federalbudge...income-earners
    You can't count me. I've seen figures like that plenty of times. That's the percentage they contribute to all of the government's tax revenue. But what percentage of their income do they pay? What percentage of all the country's income do they possess? How much tax revenue is the government taking in altogether? How much money does one need for any particular purpose? The ultimate question being, can the money be distributed in a way that makes the country more prosperous?

    The answers to those questions are probably more important.
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    I would say rather that the resources they use do not compensate for the benefit they provide and that it is not sustainable over time. Low efficiency in terms of cost-benefit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UniqueMixture View Post
    I would say rather that the resources they use do not compensate for the benefit they provide and that it is not sustainable over time. Low efficiency in terms of cost-benefit.
    Are you referring to the government, the rich, or both?
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