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An Overdue Book

Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 5:50 AM
Many people already know this. The problem is, so do those who support the increases in income tax rates. We don't have an income tax to fund the federal government, we have an income tax so that certain people can be rewarded and others can be punished. Don't believe me? Then YOU explain why we need over 72,000 pages of code to fill out our tax returns. And why does that code contain 200 pages just to define a "child"? The entire income tax code i designed to appease one person's (or a group of people) idea of "fairness". Taxing income is just plain wrong, and there isn't a person alive who can defend taxing income as a means to fund our government.
Richard_B Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 7:55 AM
"Taxing income is just plain wrong,"

We tax or fine activities, like smoking, where we want less of that activity. Therefore I conclude that it must be desirable for all of us to have less income. Of course if our incomes are reduced the government collects less revenue and we would have deficits.

If you are too damn lazy to read, don't blame the MSM for your ignorance. If you do read I suggest spending some time at
Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 5:57 AM
Are you paying your "fair share" of income taxes?
I can't tell you what a "fair" rate or $ amount is, you have to determine this for yourself.
But I CAN tell you how to determine YOUR "fair share" of income taxes (and Mitt Romney and Warren Buffet both do this).
Rule one- You must be honest.
Rule two- use the 72,000+ pages of IRS tax code as your guide and fill out all forms required.
When you get to the line that says "your tax due", you have arrived at your "fair share".

And if you have a problem with what your, or anyone else's. "fair share" is, then you have a problem with the ENTIRE IRS tax code.
Oh, and why should you care what anyone ELSE pays?
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