You don't have to wait for the government to mandate it, send in the money now.
Trust me, they won't turn it down.
Well I personally will keep my money until the Government demands it, but I LOVE this topic, it made me LOL...
I think its hilarious that so many libs here say they wont mind paying higher taxes.
If they don't mind then they should send in as much as they can.
But its not about them paying higher taxes its about class warfare and thinking it is punishing the rich for being successful.
I mind paying taxes.
Its my money.
I put myself through school without taxpayer funds, and I want to keep MY money.
When these clowns pay my mortgage,car payments, etc then I will volunteer to pay more taxes.
You are kidding right, most of these "people" don't pay their own car payments, or mortgage payments why would they want to pay yours
Do you like safe bridges to drive your car over? Safe roads? Police departments, fire departments, health inspections at restaurants, unadulterated food?
Do you like criminals set free because of no money to store them? How about mental patients?
Do you like federal programs that try to help poverty stricken nations improve?
Do you care about anything beyond your own selfishness?
the free market can easily provide all of those services.
It's not selfish to demand freedom from tyranny.
Slavery is not freedom, and I don't need to have a gun shoved in my face to give money to the needy.
That is correct. Open market system will make better roads, better construction, and quite possibly faster turn around on job completion. But its easier to say well if you don't want to pay increased taxes that must mean that you don't want a safe country. It's a bullying attack. Bully people into thinking that the only way to be safe is to pay higher taxes.
I'm not sure that a free market is the answer for everything.
I think of the rural fire departments that have reconsidered putting out fires to those that are refusing to pay.
I think basic things that are for the greater good, such as police, fire, ambulance, libraries even, should be paid for by taxes.
We have only just began using toll roads in Minnesota, and only for the carpool lanes. Remember the 35W bridge collapse? I wonder if that would have been best done by free market road construction...
You bring up that fire station...
... IT WAS GOVERNMENTALLY RUN!! IT WASN'T A FREE MARKET ENDEAVOR!!!
Only the government could screw something THAT easy up: the man who lost his house was willing to pay almost ANY fee to have it put out. What kind of company would give up that kind of chance to pillage?! Everyone hates the free-market because they would "rape and pillage" and then they get mad at "the free-market" (actually it was the government, but I guess that went over EVERYONE'S head), for NOT raping and pillaging.
If you want to pay more then pay more.
Quit demanding it from me.
I never said I am opposed to paying taxes I am opposed to paying more just so more can be spent on some new idiotic plan that the government can't do competently.
Your holier than thou attitude is a sure sign you pay no taxes.
No libs don't mind paying higher taxes... as long as it's with YOUR money! They're very generous with other people's money!
I am what conservs would call a lib and I DO pay higher taxes due to being in the top 20% and living in a certain area. And no, I don't mind paying more. Better than me, since I can afford it, then the middle class who cannot. They have enough to worry about, like how to pay for their kids dentist and get healthcare they can afford and not pay $620 a month for. That is what I pay for healthcare, you?
Just wait until the biggest, most vicious tax of all kicks in…
Anyone who follows commodity prices knows that it is coming; and that it will be double-digit big time.
The Wall Street Journal disagrees: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124408049136283313.html
However, they have been wrong before. After all, they are conservatives
The money supply has increased 3 fold in the last ten years, and has doubled in two years (2007-09).
There are going to be consequences.
I feel that as a patriotic American it is my duty to pay more taxes!!
It is NOT how much taxes we pay, it is about what we GET for our money. Are our children educated to the level that will make them competitive in today's market place? NO. Do we have the roads, train and other public transportation st the level of other countries? NO. Do we have the cerainty that our social security will be there for us to colect? No, Do we have a decent medical care system? NO
Yes, paying taxes is fine if you get your money worth; as it happens, we DON'T
Just for clarity's sake, I am kidding.
In Minnesota we are taxed every way possible. It was Ventura that wanted to begin taxing on "essentials", such as auto mechanics, food, clothing, legal fees, etc.
And yet, they keep raising the taxes in the metro area, mostly for stadiums.
We'd better kill rich people once and for all!
Make them to pay!
Make them all poor, - bastards!
Tax them to death!
- All that had been done. It never did any good in any country. We all should learn our history better.
If I am not forced to pay extra, I can use that extra,I can create a business, I can give it/loan it to somebody who can create that business. But if I know that I am going to pay my taxes for all extras I will produce - why bother? No development, no prosperity from tax increase. BS! And don't tell me about police, they are not going to feed my children - I have to do that. I have to work 2 jobs, because I have to pay so much taxes on my first one, that I need to work 7 days a week, "stealing" time for rest. And I still cannot afford a lot.
This generation is paying less in taxes than any other in modern history and we are suffering the consequences of that failed philosophy.
Maybe you should get a better accountant.
Businesses are taxed on profits and can deduct business expenses, so it seems fairly obvious to me what you need to do if you're a small business owner who doesn't want to give your money to the government.
Obviously there are some other types of business taxes that cannot be avoided so easily, but there's really no excuse for a corporation to pay significant amounts of income taxes except incompetence. 2/3 of corporations in the US pay no income tax at all.
Bush cut taxes.....How'd That Work Out?
More businesses? Not here.
More Jobs? Not here.
Improved quality of product? Don't make me laugh.
Lessening the Cost of Living? HA!
All it did was increase the wealth at the very top, and leave the maintenance of this country, and it's people, to the poor and middle class.
Congrats Buschco. You win.....you're a real sleaze.
I am not so sure. Not in Canada, I think. I am sure our taxes are higher.
Taxes will not go down substantially. They will go up in some category always.
BTW that is $620 just for me - with my husband and son we pay $1,560 per month for healthcare.
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