Skip to comments.Paying taxes is a pleasurable duty [Big BARF!!]
Posted on 06/14/2007 1:05:19 PM PDT by Islander7
Paying taxes feels good, say researchers.
The surprising discovery, based on brain scans, can also predict which people are most likely to donate cash to charity.
Bill Harbaugh at the University of Oregon in Eugene, US, and colleagues gave 19 female university students $100, and told them some of this money would have to go towards taxes.
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Harbaugh says that people probably like paying taxes more than they admit. He believes the results of his new study help explain the widespread compliance with tax laws. "We like to complain about it, but based on what we do, we are not as opposed to it as we like to say," Harbaugh says.
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Not when I’m paying for people who shouldn’t be here, it isn’t!!
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This is so stupid, they give them free money then tell them they have to give some back. Hand then a scrub brush and a bucket of soapy water and after a 10 hour day of cleaning floors see if they want to give back more of the WAGES that they earned. I bet it would show a big difference....
Ok, so you give someone $100 for nothing, and tell them they have to pay $20 in taxes, and then register their pleasure at clearing $80 at pleasure in paying taxes?
By that logic, lottery winners “like” paying taxes because they are smiling so much when they get that big check for 60% of their winnings.
You articulated it better than I did.
You made the point well also.
I guess this is what they mean by “Junk Science.”
These researchers have sand where their brains beling!
My kind of college date.
“Paying taxes feels good, say researchers”
....so does not paying taxes, say taxpayers
Lol...only an ivory tower geek could come up with this. Let’s see, where to start:
1) The girls are in college and didn’t work for the money — of course they didn’t mind giving some back. Wait until they get out and start paying 1/3 of their income (or 40% when you factor in other taxes) to the government. That’s right, Dorothy...the compensation you earn in January, February, March, April and part of May goes to Uncle Sam.
2) Most people comply with tax laws BECAUSE THEY DO NOT WANT TO GO TO JAIL. If you gave them a choice, pay some or keep all, I am just going to go out on a limb, and say most would KEEP ALL.
God, what an idiot!
I’d bet $10 that Roxanne Khamsi gets the FULL EIC, and takes the “My great great great grandarents were slaves” deduction/credit, too.
Well, maybe they did, but they're not reporting that part.
So maybe these 'scientists' are mistaken the STRESS RELIEF as one of PLEASURE??
I’d even have a small smile if I paid 10x more in taxes. In fact the more taxes I paid the bigger my smile would get. My wife would even have a bigger smile spending all that additional income.
I cite for example the clan of Ted Kennedy and when momma Kennedy died having lived in MASS ALL HER LIFE!
They managed to get her estate transferred into Florida and thereby avoiding the huge (60% I believe) estate taxes due on the inhertances worth many MILLIONS.
Meanwhile Ted Kennedy & his liberal ilk keeps stiffing everyone else becasue after all "being wealthy is due to exploitation of the working class" and "most be taken away for the common good".