Everyone cheers for Robin Hood....

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  1. Evan G Rogers profile image74
    Evan G Rogersposted 8 years ago

    Man, I just watched the new Robin Hood movie and left a bit confused.

    First, the movie. It was IMHO a pretty decent movie; better than Iron Man 2. I'd say it was a cut below Bravehart, but good nonetheless.

    I was confused a bit, though. Everyone cheers for Robin Hood, but then gets all pissed off when you do something as "wild" as say that there shouldn't be an income tax!

    Please to be explaining!

    1. profile image0
      LegendaryHeroposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Was it better than Prince of Thieves?

      I don't know why anyone would get upset if someone said to get rid of the income tax. Who wouldn't want to not have their reward for hard work taken away from them?

  2. Nell Rose profile image90
    Nell Roseposted 8 years ago

    Hi, don't know about that, but I noticed the critics said that Russell Crowe got the accent wrong! Evidently it sounded like a cross between irish, northern England and Australian. he was very annoyed! lol

    1. Evan G Rogers profile image74
      Evan G Rogersposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL.

      He did better than Costner

    2. Pearldiver profile image80
      Pearldiverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol What a combination of accents for a Kiwi to handle! hmm

    3. TMMason profile image68
      TMMasonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think many Americans will notice.

  3. drej2522 profile image83
    drej2522posted 8 years ago

    Well, if you're talking about the United States (because I'm not sure about the attitudes of other countries) I would say that most people are afraid of what will be lost if there isn't an icome tax. Maybe more information about the Fair Tax should come to the forefront? I'm not sure a lot people understand it and/or see the benefits.

    I'm all for NO INCOME TAX!!

    As for the movie, I haven't seen it yet. Although, I thought the 90's version was entertaining.

    1. Misha profile image72
      Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Tax cannot be fair. smile

      1. drej2522 profile image83
        drej2522posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I refuse to accept that! smile

  4. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    I saw it the other night, the French accents were also not so French, but an entertaining movie. I think it helps anyone who goes to see it that it's the story before the real legend begins.

    it's not russel crowes best performance, a movie that you can take or leave. parts of it are just boring.

    this is 12th century England, a rather barbaric time period.

  5. Doug Hughes profile image59
    Doug Hughesposted 8 years ago

    The question illustrates the problem. There is a difference between the cinema and reality.

    I think anyone would look at a different form of taxation to replace the income tax. The problem is that everyone thinks someone else should pay.

    The current system exempts capital gains from the proper income tax rates. Basicly, a fat cat who inherited millions and makes a living off the cream - stocks, bonds, etc - pays HALF the tax rate (15%) of a working professional who pays up to 35% tax on income from a paycheck.

    The government provides essential services - we would disagree about what they are - but they have to be paid for. If you have a better plan, we are all ears, but don't talk about eliminating income tax until you have a better system - with numbers to back it up.

    1. profile image0
      LegendaryHeroposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The FairTax would help the taxation system be more fair and according to some things I read would actually help the government get more money. You can't avoid taxes with it.

    2. TMMason profile image68
      TMMasonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I was under the impression that fat cat would lose 50% of his inheritance to the death tax.

      Doesn't he?

      I am asking. Not arguing Doug.

 
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