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What Soaking the Rich Gets: Deficits Forever

Nationaljester Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 2:03 AM
How about we make General Electric pay taxes (since they seem to be paying no federal taxes? And while were at it, let bring Apple, Google and the other tech giants in and "invite" them to pay their fair share? Isn't it funny how Democrat Billionaires (including Soros and Buffett) get all the tax breaks and the average joe continues to foot the bill?
rpm Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 8:04 AM
And, exactly what do you think GE, Apple, etc. will do if their tax bill goes up?

The highest form of the art of taxation is taxing Peter while making him think Paul is the one paying. A perfect example is corporate taxation. Every cent of corporate tax paid gets passed along to the customers in higher prices. It has to be.

The same is mostly true for high income people. That is why your last sentence is true and always will be. Want greater rich/poor divide? Raise taxes on the rich.
rhinegarten Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 5:45 AM
And all the while we hear that it's the Republicans who are for the "rich".
Last week, the progressive think tank Center for American Progress (CAP) released their tax reform plan [pdf], supported by prominent left-wing budgeters and economists like Robert Rubin and Lawrence Summers. The net effect of this tax reform plan is a massive tax hike on "the rich" in order to fall far, far short of the revenue necessary to eliminate America's deficit.

The CAP plan would eliminate deductions, close loopholes raise rates, implement new taxes, increase sales taxes, create new taxes... basically every form of a tax hike you can think of, all implemented on households with income above...