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Should Taxes Be Raised on the Rich to help the economy? Help Freep this Poll!
Yahoo ^ | 4/11/12 | Howard

Posted on 04/11/2012 9:39:35 AM PDT by Howard Morrison

Should Taxes Be Raised on the Rich to help the economy. Freep this poll (needs it badly). 64% say yes! Middle right of the page.

(Excerpt) Read more at yahoo.com ...


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KEYWORDS: classwarfare; economy; rich; taxes
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1 posted on 04/11/2012 9:39:44 AM PDT by Howard Morrison
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To: Howard Morrison

Giving more taxes to the government, no matter through what method, hurts the economy in all cases. Government wastes our money and our time.


2 posted on 04/11/2012 9:41:40 AM PDT by Laserman
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To: Howard Morrison

36% Freeped


3 posted on 04/11/2012 9:43:41 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: Laserman

Yes, the inequality is an outrage. 64%

No, raising taxes isn’t the solution. 36%

We’re in trouble if this many folks are outraged that some earn more than they do!


4 posted on 04/11/2012 9:44:37 AM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: Howard Morrison

Typical lame-ass wording of a question in a poll: the statement of the question *assumes* that raising taxes on the wealthy would help the economy.

Much of the principled opposition to the Obama/Buffet tax is that it would “hurt* the economy.

The actual question should be: “Which would be a more effective means to remove $100 billion from the federal deficit: reduce federal spending or increase taxes on the very wealthy?”


5 posted on 04/11/2012 9:44:50 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: Howard Morrison

So, 64% support more THEFT, so long as the money is being taken from someone else!

All “Tax” IS theft, your money is being taken by Gov. Org. stooges with guns.

At least a street thug puts himself at risk of your resisting, his “Collection” is direct and much more efficient.


6 posted on 04/11/2012 9:47:59 AM PDT by Loyal Sedition
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To: Howard Morrison

Should taxes be hiked for the very rich to help the economy?

Yes, the inequality is an outrage.

64%

No, raising taxes isn’t the solution.

36%

Thank you for voting.


7 posted on 04/11/2012 9:50:50 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: FreeAtlanta

* 24178 votes


8 posted on 04/11/2012 9:51:36 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: FreeAtlanta

26000 + votes and the percentages haven’t changed. Would suspect that it’s not going to change either!


9 posted on 04/11/2012 9:54:25 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Howard Morrison; All

You should all read the comments after the article....comments do NOT match the poll


10 posted on 04/11/2012 9:58:00 AM PDT by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: Loyal Sedition

One of the primary causes of world war 2 was the fact that the national socialists quickly depleted the supply of wealthy German businessmen and had to start looting other nations to support themselves.


11 posted on 04/11/2012 9:58:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Howard Morrison

34% is about right, which is the percent of the population THAT ACTUALLY PAYS TAXES.


12 posted on 04/11/2012 9:58:38 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Howard Morrison

How in the hell does raising taxes on ANYONE help the economy?


13 posted on 04/11/2012 9:59:26 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: Grams A; goodnesswins

I suspect the vote is rigged with the percentage they (democrat supporters) want. The comments are heavily for “nothing is stopping them from writing a check” and against the silly “Buffett” rule.


14 posted on 04/11/2012 10:00:27 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Loyal Sedition

“When you rob Peter to pay Paul... you can pretty much count on the cooperation of Paul”


15 posted on 04/11/2012 10:00:55 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Howard Morrison

Maybe at the poll site, the author might consider explaining exactly how raising taxes helps the economy.


16 posted on 04/11/2012 10:03:21 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: griswold3

63% yes, 37% no.

Not bad a 1% change with the high number of votes


17 posted on 04/11/2012 10:07:32 AM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: Howard Morrison

If I thought raising taxes on the rich would actually HELP the economy, I’d probably be for it.

The problem is that it will HURT the economy. So the question is false, and will not give a useful poll result.


18 posted on 04/11/2012 10:09:28 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Howard Morrison

..rigged poll, they had it in their minds as 2 to 1 FOR RAISING....nothing is going to change it


19 posted on 04/11/2012 10:09:40 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Howard Morrison

why don’t YAHOO have another poll asking if Warren Buffet should paid the billion dollars he owns in back taxes?


20 posted on 04/11/2012 10:12:44 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Howard Morrison

want to help the economy? cut taxes

want to help the dollar? cut the debt

how do you cut debt? cut spending BELOW tax revenues

yea.... that’s some real rocket science there


21 posted on 04/11/2012 10:12:50 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Howard Morrison
(no bias here!)

Yes the inequality is an outrage a natural outcome of a free market economy.

"No, raising taxes isn’t the solution" -- CUTTING THE OUTRAGEOUS SPENDING IS THE SOLUTION, YOU YAHOO IDIOTS!

(Had to put "outrage" in its proper place)

22 posted on 04/11/2012 10:15:23 AM PDT by Zman516
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To: Howard Morrison

Should taxes be hiked for the very rich to help the economy?

Yes, the inequality is an outrage.

63%

No, raising taxes isn’t the solution.

37%


23 posted on 04/11/2012 10:15:43 AM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Hunton Peck

36899 votes


24 posted on 04/11/2012 10:16:27 AM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Howard Morrison

Taxesould be levied on all wage earners who do not pay their fair share nor shoulder their portion of the burden

If money is so dear then there can be public service in lieu of paying taxes.


25 posted on 04/11/2012 10:19:50 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Howard Morrison
All together now: scrap the current income tax system to get the gov off our backs and out of our pockets (will happen only if a revolution takes place), and install a flat tax or a fair sales tax so EVERYBODY pays something.
26 posted on 04/11/2012 10:20:23 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: Howard Morrison

If all the wealthy people who ever lived in the U.S. paid all their wealth over to the Obama Administration, it would still fall short of the money this bastard has already endebted us to.


27 posted on 04/11/2012 10:23:10 AM PDT by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: drypowder

This needs reminding:
At about the time our original 13 states adopted their new constitution, in the year 1787, Alexander Tyler (a Scottish history professor at The University of Edinburgh) had this to day about “The Fall of the Athenian Republic some 2000 years prior:

“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship.”

“The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:

From bondage to spiritual faith;

From spiritual faith to great courage;

From courage to liberty;

From liberty to abundance;

From abundance to complacency;

From complacency to apathy;

From apathy to dependence;

From dependence back into bondage.”


28 posted on 04/11/2012 10:26:05 AM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: Howard Morrison

I’m STUNNED that a Yahoo! poll would lean toward the occupiers/communists. STUNNED I tell you. /s


29 posted on 04/11/2012 10:27:42 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (We can't have economic progress...there is a slug somewhere that needs to be saved. MP)
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To: Howard Morrison

Answer: NO. Cut spending and stop giving away money to the undeserving: countries, corporations, or those who think they are entitled.


30 posted on 04/11/2012 10:48:37 AM PDT by Rapscallion
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To: Howard Morrison

Answer: NO. Cut spending and stop giving away money to the undeserving: countries, corporations, or those who think they are entitled.


31 posted on 04/11/2012 10:48:51 AM PDT by Rapscallion
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To: Howard Morrison

32 posted on 04/11/2012 10:59:28 AM PDT by SC DOC
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To: Howard Morrison

NO! We need to take away Hussein’s check writing privileges to our enemies. Add in all his family and friends’ vacations and we’d be in the black again.


33 posted on 04/11/2012 10:59:53 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Stosh
The Yahoo question was clearly constructed to elicit a “Yes” answer.

IMHO there should have been a check question to follow a “Yes” answer - “How many middle class or poor people have offered you a full time job?”

The unwashed and poorly educated masses, actively encouraged by the LMSM have no understanding when it comes to the economy (”Money from Obama’s stash”) much less what it takes to meet a payroll. But then, that is the type of people who will vote liberal-progressive-socialist-dimocrat every time.

34 posted on 04/11/2012 11:55:10 AM PDT by Nip (TANSTAAFL and BOHICA)
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To: Howard Morrison; 2ndDivisionVet; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; ...
Maybe we canmake it closer. Thanks to MtnWmn and GopherBroke for the ping!

FREEP THIS POLL ***PING!*** FRmail me if you want to be added or removed from the Fearless Poll-Freeping Freepers Ping list. And be sure to ping me to any polls that need Freepin', if I miss them. (looks like a medium volume list) (gordongekko909, founder of the pinglist, stays on the list until his ghost signs up for the list)

35 posted on 04/11/2012 2:15:53 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Stosh
The question I would like to see asked:

If it was known that lowering taxes across the board would bring in more total tax revenue by generating more domestic economic activity but that the wealthy would still benefit from those tax cuts, would you be in favor or opposed?

The libtards and economic ignoramuses (even assuming they understood the question) would still be overwhelmingly opposed.

36 posted on 04/11/2012 2:38:48 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Howard Morrison

I’ve believed for a long time that all income should be taxed equally which in the end would reduce earned income tax rates.

Why are businessmen required to pay 35% on business income while billionaire financiers and hedge fund managers who passively invest pay only 15%? Why are those taking withdrawals from IRA’S paying higher rates than hedge fund managers?

Tax free municipal bond interest should be phased out too as it has become a boondoggle for crooked municipal authorities. Another segment that needs phased out because it is crooked and abused are non-profit tax free businesses.

Remove exceptions and make it all the same and that would reduce the earned income tax rate which in the end is what America should encourage.


37 posted on 04/11/2012 3:15:19 PM PDT by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: Howard Morrison; dynachrome

At ~165,000 total votes, this one isn’t going anywhere. Too bad, but evil wrong headedness has won this one.

Yes, I’m a good little socialist product of the public schools, and everyone knows that the inequality is an outrage.
64%

No, raising taxes has been proven over and over again to decrease revenues to the treasury.
36%

164,874 votes


38 posted on 04/11/2012 3:28:31 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TheOldLady

Rich = evil (unless you are buffet or soros)


39 posted on 04/11/2012 3:30:44 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome
Only brainwashing could make these unfortunates want to destroy the only people who can give them a job so they can support themselves and be free.

Defund the public schools and all public employees' unions.
40 posted on 04/11/2012 3:55:06 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TheOldLady

There’s a reason for the parable about “the goose that laid the golden egg”. This has happened before.


41 posted on 04/11/2012 3:59:07 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Howard Morrison

I just get the yahoo home page...no poll.


42 posted on 04/11/2012 4:17:28 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: dynachrome

Doubtless.


43 posted on 04/11/2012 5:53:06 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: dynachrome

Changed to a Zimmerman poll now.


44 posted on 04/11/2012 6:11:55 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: AZ .44 MAG

Yahoooooo was a lost cause anyhow.


45 posted on 04/11/2012 6:18:07 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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