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    Wealth Tax and Income redistribution

    Please answer this question as it is the basic mentality I am arguing against. You have avoided it thus far in multiple posts. There is an idea being brought up by several people (Bernie included) that we should pay off the american student loan debt. In order to do this we would have no choice...
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    Wealth Tax and Income redistribution

    Exactly! Money management is a thing that so many people just can't seem to wrap their heads around. It's honestly not hard to make a decent living, but it does take time, planninng, and good financial decisions. It seems that a lot of people today feel they should just receive everything for...
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    Wealth Tax and Income redistribution

    You clearly don't understand the difference between mandatory and discretionary spending... while it's true that military makes up 55% of discretionary, defense is only 16% of mandatory spending. Again you have either failed to read the post or just don't understand the argument presented. You...
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    Wealth Tax and Income redistribution

    Welfare and social security make up over 60% of the mandatory spending budget so I would say that they are indeed the biggest drain on taxes since they are totally bankrupt. This is because, like you said, we keep borrowing from them to pay for things we want now (more so in the case of ss)...
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    Wealth Tax and Income redistribution

    The problem is that in most cases they are related are the biggest drain on the tax system. Take a look at San Francisco for example where taxes are funding free needle programs so that drug users can "safley" use their drugs. Is this the kind of thing our taxes should be funding? And if the...
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    Wealth Tax and Income redistribution

    Again you seemed to have missed the entire argument. Again the question is "is it fair to raise taxes on the wealthy?" Why should those at any income have to take care of those that can't take care of themselves? For example should someone that struggles, making only 30k a year be forced to pay...
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    Wealth Tax and Income redistribution

    Again you missed the entire point of this argument. Yes everyone pays the same on their first X amount of money and it goes up as you jump tax brackets etc but why should it go up? The higher you go the more % of your total income goes towards taxes. Look at the marginal Tax rates and you will...
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    Wealth Tax and Income redistribution

    Yes there is a huge problem with cooperate greed which drives costs but it exists everywhere and is hard to manage. The procedures I mentioned are elective yes, but they are also the highest paying fields of medicine yet cost less than those compared to what "insurance" covers. As others have...
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    Wealth Tax and Income redistribution

    I think the whole idea is: "is a progressive tax fair?" Why should the "rich" have to pay more in taxes at any income level? It should be the same % at all levels of income if it were to be truly "fair", something along the lines of a single flat tax without any of the regressive sales taxes...
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    NYT: Russia is backing Donald Trump’s Reelection

    Maybe if they haven't been saying this for the last 4.5 years it would have some shock to it?
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    Wealth Tax and Income redistribution

    Yeah it would be a big mess but it has worked for some areas such as lasik, plastic surgery, fat reduction and dermatology. It's the whole something needs to be done but no one knows what. The united states is unique because it leads medical discovery and high risk treatment which is great but...
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    Wealth Tax and Income redistribution

    Yeah health care is a big issue and why I believe it shouldn't be free, something needs to be done. You have to find some way to keep the high quality in it. One of the biggest issues is all of the regulations and the fact that most medical treatments are not free market, so there is no...
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    Wealth Tax and Income redistribution

    To the Facebook things, yes it very concerning and creepy yet I still use it haha oh well. And yes the crowding out is a big problem and I don't like the idea of big companies barring entry into fields. Its just hard to say tax em because that means if anyone has a big idea they will eventually...
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    Wealth Tax and Income redistribution

    I think a lot of this boils down to the same problem. A lot of the "poor" people in the US are some of the richest poor people in the world. Our "starvation wage" is more than most people make in other countries. We have a tendency here in the united states to expect a certain style of living...
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    Wealth Tax and Income redistribution

    Facebook sells data/info which may be the most important commodity. We all "buy" into it because we like seeing what other people are doing. It may be free to us but people pay a ton of money to know what we think. Yes they all had good backup plans but there was risk involved. Could you...
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