- Families making over #250,000 should not recieved tax cuts.
- —Guest Ms. Doss
$250,000 and above tax cuts
- No anyone making $250,000 a year or above in income should not get any tax breaks at all. America does not enough income to fund all of its various programs as it is, why, in our right minds would we cut funds that could otherwise be used to support these badly needed programs. I'm tired of hearing the more significantly wealthy peeople in this country.complaining about having to pay more taxes in this country.
- —Guest John Moseley
- Well i really dont know it seems the more money you make the more trouble there is, but at the same time there are hard working people who make no where near that and they are paying the price and can't afford it. I think ity should go by economic status. I think when people are trying and you keep bringing them down. It is so sad the rich never pay, but the poor pay for the rich to get what they want. go figure.
- —Guest I dont Know
- People making $250,000 a year are able to purchase what they want and save and make investments which means the rich just keep getting richer. However people that make far below that amount don't really have the means to invest and save; they basically purchase goods and save when they can. It seems only fair that families making over $250,000 be taxed in order to balance the budget and deficit so that people making less will receive tax cuts that will allow them to save and invest; thereby creating a balanced economy. Balance is the key overall and everyone should be willing to do what's necessary in order to create the balance. Yes, the distribution of tax cuts should go to the less fortunate for a change; in order for all things to become equal!
- —Guest Freedup
- I'm thirty and work part time and live as minimal as possible off my meager 16,000 a year as a waiter and go to school full time. I also have guardianship of my 46 year old mother who is schizophrenic. She made 9,000 late year in disability. She does not live with me. But when I was a kid we lived off that needless to say sometimes we went without food. I am racking my brain study biochemistry and going in to debt but when I get into med school it'll all be worth it. To all you people who are making over 6 figures and whining about taxes guess what --you sound totally self-absorbed and out of touch with the real world!!! I would feel so rich if I made 30k a year. Look at where your morals and values are. I can't believe the guy above that tried using Jesus to justify being a materialistic, selfish excuse for a human being, by saying that there will always be poor, do you know how stupid you sound? I hope you all sleep well knowing some innocent five year old that doesn't have a choice is going to bed hungry tonight.
- —Guest Adam
Who gets to define "fair?"
- 47% of Americans don't pay a dime. 10% of Americans pay nearly 60% of federal taxes (and by the way most of that 10% live in large metropolitan areas where they also get hit with big state and city taxes). But our election process lets everyone vote - not just those who don't pay taxes, but those who don't work at all (I didn't say can't)! And it appears (since we can't seem to find a single journalist who knows how to report the facts) that more people in the 47% voted than did the remainder. And now our President says, "America has spoken and they want what's fair." Really? Is it fair that I've worked my tail off for 37 years to make $250K a year after growing up in a family where we got one pair of jeans for Christmas just to be told that I'm going to have give away nearly 50 cents of every dollar I make and it's going to be "redistributed" to people who won't work at all? Be careful folks. It's only a matter time before all these taxes make it down to your income level, too
- —Guest Mike
Is progressive tax fair?
- If people show initiative and work hard, why penalize them? Jesus said there will always be poor people. I believe he is smarter than Obama, Congress, anyone. America allows people to make choices and rise or fall depending on THEIR choices. A flat tax of 15-20% would be better. Why penalize anyone? Obama is a socialist. He is not interested in democracy. History shows that taking from the rich and giving to the poor is a recipe for failure. Most of the rich give to the poor anyway in their own way. If more Americans were Christians and acted like it, churches and individuals could take care of the poor. Jesus tells us to care for the widows and orphans. If someone is too lazy to work, let them suffer the consequences. The children of lazy parents, by the way, are as orphans---neglected. Taxes are to be used to support necessary programs; taxes should not be used as social equalizers.
- —Guest Nita McCullough
THE POVERTY LINE (WAGE) NEEDS CHANGE
- The poverty line wage as prescribed by the fed government is wrong. Why is it difficult for these people to assume the basic cost for an individual to SURVIVE is only 11K per year?? A poverty line wage, THE REAL ONE, is well above 7.25 per hr, my fellow Americans. Raise the fed min wage to a REAL poverty line wage. Lower all our taxes, so that corporations can afford to hire more people and pay higher wages. We need this now. It's starts by talking about it...which the media REFUSES. Please Americans, help me (all of us) out here.
- —Guest debisis
- Yes, I have been a hard working nurse for 33 years without a raise in 3 years.Health care premiums keep going up and I will never ever make 250,000. My husband has been unemployed for the last year and my income keeps going from middle class to a little better than poverty. I work in the health care system and have 10 years till retirement with a pension that is a joke 18.00 a month for every year worked . That will barely cover the health care premium. The dream of retirement is a long way off for me at the way this economy is going. Something's gotta give!
- —Guest Hard working nurse
- What a bunch of spoiled Americans. I make $20,000 a year. Stop your whining. Your making my stomach turn.
- —Guest fred1554
- Sitting hear reading all comments and finding it amazing that this president was re- elected. No one here appears to agree with any of his policy's. government is way to big and very wreck less with our money. When challenged their very smug. They use the system to their advantage. They act like they care but at the end of the day they are very disheartening.
- —Guest Mike
We Are Being Snookered!
- I was reading about the 1% on this site and it led me to a chart that explained where the federal revenue comes from. 86% comes from individuals and only 9% comes from corporate sources plus 5% misc. totalling 100%. That ratio is totally out of wack and should be an equal percentage for both individuals and corporate entities. How about 50-50 percentages (equal burden) so individuals (including the 1%) pay LESS taxes and corporations pay MORE! We are paying for most of the tab in this country and are being ripped off and snookered! Wake up and lobby the people who have the power to correct this now! Who agrees with me?? Signed. Enlightened
- —Guest Enlightened
Citizen For Fair Taxes!
- To be fair, the tax code should be a flat tax rate against all income above poverty level. The more you make, the more you pay!
- —Guest T. Reed
tax the rich
- the rich already have the best tax cut: they don't pay social security or Medicare taxes on income over $118K. No SSI tax on high income, bonues, nada. That's 6.2% savings. Consider how much money the rich save by not paying all that SSI tax, which the poor and middle class pays BEFORE deductions. They can keep their Bush tax cuts if they start paying SSI tax on ALL earnings, like everyone else does.
The Promise of America
- This country was founded on individual freedom and the pursuit of happiness. We are all confusing income inequality/redistribution with compromising our fundamental freedoms. Give a man a fish, he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, he will eat for a lifetime. I vote for freedom from taxation and education to raise all boats. But you need to be self reliant.
- —Guest I Have a Dream