Everyone should pay something, dontcha think?
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Nicomp, if you had said "Everyone should pay nothing" I'd be more inclined to agree!
Yes, I'm sure we would all like to earn so little that we would not have to pay income tax.
If you can live on less and lead a good life, why not? We have only one life to live. Why spend it generating taxes?
Could you live on less than $10,000 a year? I couldn't. I pay that much in rent.
As somebody one said, you can't squeeze blood from a stone.
You can't make someone pay something when they don't have it, otherwise you're going to put a lot of people in jail that don't belong there.
I could and some years, I do. I own my house. There is no mortgage. I live in the country. So far, I can afford the property tax.
Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to buy a house and have to rent. I don't drive and don't have a car so I can't live in the country. I have to live where my job is. I would love to be able to live on so little. But, most can't.
While I do own a car, I have Amish neighbors in the vicinity who don't. They drive a horse and buggy. You might be surprised. It's possible that you could afford a house in the country, depending on how modest a house you were willing to go for. The prices in the city are astronomically high.
Of course, you may not like the idea of living in the country. It's not for everyone. It does have a downside. It's a matter of personal choice. But whether or not you can live on ten thousand dollars a year depends on the choices you make.
actually - the way it goes is like this - if your poor - and have kids and work a job - you don't really pay federal taxes - If you have a State tax then you will still pay it - Rich people are having their tax breaks increase while the middle class picks up the tab for all
Wouldn't it be great to do away with income tax for everyone and stop asking people how much they make? This way, there won't be so much incentive to earn less.
well, not really since I am a licensed tax preparer and I make a living doing peoples taxes during the season - no taxes - no job fer lil ol me but actually your right poor uneducated people do use this as an incentive to earn less - now mind you I'm poor but I'm also educated and poor - there is a huge difference there
It's allways been the middle class and it allways will be. The key is to maintain and grow the middle class. Greed forces normally good paying jobs to other countries this practice must stop or our finances and our economy could follow. High tariffs are a good solution, similar to the ones we pay in Europe and the far east. We can't afford to protect their economies at the expense of ours.
Uninvited Writer, then it's something worth looking into! You could research housing prices in different locations, and look for available jobs in the area online. You never know what you might find!
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