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The Rich Pay Their Fair Share in Taxes — And Then Some

lancer50 Wrote: Aug 09, 2012 11:52 AM
If Obama thinks it is fair for those who are "rich like him" to pay more in taxes, why doesn't he set an example and voluntarily pay more himself? All he has to do is write a check to the US Treasury. He is too busy spending taxpayer money on his own lavish lifestyle,
Ron4594 Wrote: Aug 09, 2012 12:40 PM
He could include the cost of their many million-dollar vacations as taxable income, and pay triple the regular tax rate for his income.
Pat1392 Wrote: Aug 09, 2012 3:59 PM
Yes--if they won a trip on Wheel of Fortune they would pay.
ARE AMERICANS EAGER for higher taxes on the affluent?

Barack Obama and his allies clearly think so. The president who came to office vowing to "spread the wealth around" by raising taxes on individuals with incomes above $200,000 is doubling down, making a tax hike on the rich the centerpiece of his campaign for reelection.

"We should ask the wealthiest Americans to pay a little more," he urged a White House audience last week. "We're talking about folks like me going back to the tax rates that existed under Bill Clinton.… And here's the...