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Do you think the rich should pay higher taxes?

  1. eddiecarrara profile image94
    eddiecarraraposted 6 years ago

    Do you think the rich should pay higher taxes?

    Do you think rich people should pay a higher percentage in taxes then middle class or low income people, or do you think taxes should be straight lined across the boards?

  2. MurciélagoHeart profile image66
    MurciélagoHeartposted 6 years ago

    I think everyone should pay the same amount, a flat tax of 19% or something similar. We should reduce the federal government size, which would lower everyone's taxes because we wouldn't need to support a huge inefficient political machine.

  3. stars439 profile image74
    stars439posted 6 years ago

    Good question . I think the purpose of taxes should be for things that our government, or people need.

    What I would really like to see would probably never happen. I would like to see all Americans that are in debt, not have debts so that they could have better, and happier lives.

    I think debts , and credit cards are probably the ruination of our government, and I would like to see a whole lot of Americans out of debt because that would be great for our economy.

    I would like to see rich people in America stay rich, and I would like to see poor people in America able to become better off.

    I believe in the American dream, and that everyone deserves it.

    God Bless You.

  4. JEDIJESSICUH profile image76
    JEDIJESSICUHposted 6 years ago

    I definitely agree that it should be a straight percentage across the board. I'm not rich and yes, I would prefer to pay lower taxes, but it's unfair to require the rich to pay more just because they have more. There are rich people out there who work just as hard for their money as you and me. We shouldn't punish them because they're making more than us.

  5. wychic profile image88
    wychicposted 6 years ago

    Flat tax across the board. I don't think a higher percentage would be fair, they worked for their money too. However, I do ask that they NOT pay a smaller percentage than people who are below the poverty line. Flat tax, no loopholes.

  6. Allen Williams profile image83
    Allen Williamsposted 6 years ago

    Charging anyone a higher percentage over someone else is unfair.  If everyone paid the same percentage of their income and loopholes were cut out, then it would be fair for everyone across the board.  Of course poor people would be paying less when it comes to actual dollar amounts and the rich would be paying most of the taxes when you look at dollar amounts, but everyone will be paying an equal share according to their income.

  7. GNelson profile image78
    GNelsonposted 6 years ago

    The rich pay lower taxes percentagewise than the rest of us.  A flat rate would be wonderful without all the loopholes.

  8. TotallyDakota profile image55
    TotallyDakotaposted 6 years ago

    The rich are the ones that create jobs. While there are still unemployed people thae rich should not pay any tax, so that they can create jobs. If there are still unemployed people when the rich are paying no tax, they should be given extra money so that they can create jobs.

  9. b2b-sales-europe profile image60
    b2b-sales-europeposted 6 years ago

    I would vote for a system with no tax on income and a flat high VAT (25%+) on everything, because most of the money is paid for goods of any kind. Buying more expensive goods, more taxes would be paid. No tax avoiding strategy would work and also the people working now for "cash" do it to consume something.
    Get them all!
    Why will this stay a fantasy?
    There would be no need for tax advisors, tax lawyers, tax accountants, CPAs, auditors, IRS, etc. ... ever thought about how strong this lobby might be worldwide moneywise?

  10. shwetha123 profile image71
    shwetha123posted 6 years ago

    I do not think that rich people should pay higher taxes. Being a rich, middle class or low income people its not a sin. Taxes should be equal for everyone.

    In my opinion if rich people should pay higher taxes then this will give a wrong message to our society and it will create nothing but the corruption, differentiate among the people.

    So in my opinion if we want a civilized society then taxes should be straight lined across the board.

  11. phillippeengel profile image80
    phillippeengelposted 5 years ago

    The 'compound interest' method of paying taxes will be the most suitable for rich people. As we all know, the Government needs taxes because they need to channel some revenue into the efforts of developing the country. Paying taxes will not be a significant bane for the affluent because they know that their money is not squandered.