SOOPOO
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January 21st, 2013 at 10:28:05 AM permalink
Apparently Mr. Mickleson, while complaining about how much he will be paying in taxes, has threatened to do something 'drastic'. He states his tax rate under the new Obama taxes and new California taxes will be 62 or 63%. I think his 'drastic' action will be to move his primary residence to a more tax friendly state.
Although I agree with him, I wonder how much sympathy he will get from the general public when they find out he has to pay 30 million of his 50 million in earnings this year to various government assessors? (Earnings numbers are a guess) I don't think he is that hard up for cash that he will tryand leave the USA.
aceofspades
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January 21st, 2013 at 11:00:30 AM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

Apparently Mr. Mickleson, while complaining about how much he will be paying in taxes, has threatened to do something 'drastic'. He states his tax rate under the new Obama taxes and new California taxes will be 62 or 63%. I think his 'drastic' action will be to move his primary residence to a more tax friendly state.
Although I agree with him, I wonder how much sympathy he will get from the general public when they find out he has to pay 30 million of his 50 million in earnings this year to various government assessors? (Earnings numbers are a guess) I don't think he is that hard up for cash that he will tryand leave the USA.






Although I am not wealthy by any means - I understand where this is coming from - basically saying 20mil is better than most people - but what if you took 62% of everyone's income - then people would be more sympathetic...

America used to be the place where you could strive to create a better life for yourself - now, it is the place where those who strive are punished with higher and higher taxes. Moreover, if you add in all the taxes we pay each day (sales tax, gasoline tax, etc.) - We are working most of the year for the government.
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January 21st, 2013 at 11:03:59 AM permalink
Quote: aceofspades

Moreover, if you add in all the taxes we pay each day (sales tax, gasoline tax, etc.) - We are working most of the year for the government.



The complexities of modern day life in America cost more money than they once did: taxes MUST go up.

With the recent tap-dancing around the issue our deficit has increased astronomically: that would not have happened had the cowards in government raised taxes long ago, as they should.
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aceofspades
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January 21st, 2013 at 11:07:33 AM permalink
Quote: MrV

The complexities of modern day life in America cost more money than they once did: taxes MUST go up.

With the recent tap-dancing around the issue our deficit has increased astronomically: that would not have happened had the cowards in government raised taxes long ago, as they should.





LOL - the complexities...has any one of our daily lives really changed that much - other than the cost of goods and services...my life is no more complex now than it was 5 years ago...it is all a smokescreen
aceofspades
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January 21st, 2013 at 11:12:48 AM permalink
How about the complexities of money wasted on the Inauguration?
bigfoot66
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January 21st, 2013 at 11:22:18 AM permalink
Quote: MrV

The complexities of modern day life in America cost more money than they once did: taxes MUST go up.

With the recent tap-dancing around the issue our deficit has increased astronomically: that would not have happened had the cowards in government raised taxes long ago, as they should.



In every other area of life technology means that we have to work less hard to achieve the same amount of productivity. Why is it that advancing technology means we must pay more for government in both absolute and relative terms?
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MrV
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January 21st, 2013 at 11:28:16 AM permalink
The cost of WAR has increased substantially, as has DEFENSE after 9-11: what, have you been living in a cave?
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ahiromu
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January 21st, 2013 at 11:32:14 AM permalink
Legal theft.

Honestly though, until he gets out of lolCalifornia, he doesn't deserve to complain about a thing. That's 10% of his income that's going to keep that shit of a state alive and he gets NOTHING from.
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January 21st, 2013 at 11:34:04 AM permalink
Quote: MrV

With the recent tap-dancing around the issue our deficit has increased astronomically: that would not have happened had the cowards in government raised taxes long ago, as they should.



If I or people paying high tax rates actually thought the fed would keep spending under control there would not be a big problem with increase in taxes. However they don't know how to not waste trillions or even have a balanced budget.

I believe that you should ridicule those you don't like and ridicule those you do 10x worse, the truth is someplace in the middle. I recommend watching this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucoP4-06O7M

They have other ones that are of interest, even for someone who doesn't agree with everything they say. They raise good points that people should consider.

edit: the video is about raising taxes
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January 21st, 2013 at 12:19:04 PM permalink
Quote: aceofspades

LOL - the complexities...has any one of our daily lives really changed that much - other than the cost of goods and services...my life is no more complex now than it was 5 years ago...it is all a smokescreen



That is the same goofiness the school systems pipe in to voters when they want to pass a levy.

In Ohio, although it has been ruled unconstitutional two or three times, school districts collect the vast majority of their non federally allocated budgets from the real estate taxes of the citizens of the city or cities school district. When the value of my house goes up, so do my real estate taxes, when the value goes down, the taxes do not really go down, due to some law that allows the school district part of the tax to remain almost the same. Why do you need to tax me more again?

Same applies to the US Govít. If I make more money, they will collect more tax, so why increase the tax %? Provide me an incentive to worker harder/smarter and make more money. If I donít make more money, then make do with what you have, just like I have to do.

If you point is that I donít support 40 million deadbeats, then I guess you have a point, just not one I care to buy into.
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