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How much tax is enough?

January 27, 2013

Ron Carlson, Bismarck What should Phil Mickelson pay in taxes? Lefty got in trouble with the liberal press by stating he was going to have to move out of California cause he was paying 62 percent....

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-27-13 10:39 AM

Phil needs to fire his tax accounting firm and hire Mitt Romney's!

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muleskinner

Jan-28-13 8:14 AM

Since revenues are about 1.9 trillion and the budget is 3.8 trillion, revenue from taxes is not enough, so they really do need to increase taxes to meet the amount spent or decrease spending, which can't be done because nobody wants to quit spending and they're not going to.

So, taxes should really double to spend the 3.8 trillion. That would then be enough until spending increases again because of continued debt load and increasing deficits once again.

If you are paying 52 percent in taxes, then if they are doubled, it would be 104 percent of your income. You'll have to borrow money to pay your taxes and all of your income would go to pay taxes. Absurd as it is, it would make sense to the gov.

All federal employees could get raises again.

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locomotive

Jan-28-13 11:25 AM

So the Democrat Party has never been fiscally irresponsible? Ever?

I agree that most Republicans have drunk the DC water and abandoned most of their principles when it comes to legislating in a fiscally responsible fashion. It does seem that now the R party is on a spendaholic par with the D party. At last, right?

It's also true that the D party has been adept in blaming only the R party for this spendaholic behavior. As such, that automatically makes the D party the fiscally responsible ones somehow, i.e., BG's claim We Pay Our Bills?

Let's try saying this just once: NOBODY has been paying the bills in DC. For years. And who cares?

That question "how much tax is enough" can be answered with a J.D. Rockefeller quote, "just a little bit more."

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locomotive

Jan-28-13 11:26 AM

PJ? I'd have expected you to notice BG's use of the word "bring, brang, brung" but since you're busy...

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locomotive

Jan-28-13 3:07 PM

Good on ya, BG.

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disgusted

Jan-28-13 8:41 PM

according to the Associated Press: Under the new Affordable Care Act, North Dakota’s Medicaid program which now covers about 65,000 people a month; the state Department of Human Services estimates the proposed expansion would add another 30,000 people. North Dakota officials are now considering the expansion.

So much for rajiihammer's thinking~"Contrary to the assertion, those cars on the "free-rider" train are going to be filled with people finally paying for their health insurance."

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labrador

Jan-28-13 9:32 PM

So Ron, you know how to use that computer for anything other than typing angry letters to the editor? If you go to this site: *****://****ftb.ca.gov/forms/2012_California_Tax_Rates_and_Exemptions.shtml and look halfway down the page, under "Individual Tax Rates" you will find this bit of data: "The maximum rate for individuals is 12.3%" Both you and Phil Mickelson maybe should have looked that up before going off on your rants,

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disgusted

Jan-29-13 11:54 AM

raj, you speak from both sides of your mouth. You write, "those cars on the "free-rider" train are going to be filled with people finally paying for their health insurance." and then you write, " Is there some justification in your mind to deny health care to people who have no earthly way to afford health ins.? "

I was simply pointing out that everyone is NOT paying for their own insurance, nor will they ever. And the number of those not paying for their insurance is INCREASING, not decreasing.

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locomotive

Jan-29-13 3:43 PM

BG, you're out of line. Again.

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locomotive

Jan-29-13 4:38 PM

BG, the comment I originally referenced as "out of line" was bumped and had to do with the President's daughters in the White House. Remember?

President Obama was duly elected. He and his family are residents of the White House, because that's where the US President lives.

No more. No less. Or else what I said before was true + two more words.

BillGarrGetsThingsRiledUpOnPurpose

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locomotive

Jan-29-13 4:42 PM

And your other *wonderful* comment BG?

Anatomically impossible in the first place...

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Worldview

Jan-30-13 7:29 AM

How much tax is enough? Obviously varies with the needs of our Government. Got War, Got Drought, natural disaster, financial crisis etc.

Taxes are in a huge way over complicated. City, County, state, federal, sales etc. should be reduced to two. Federal, and State. Or how about sales and investment profits only tax. VAT divided by State and Federal. One collection with a percentage to each.

We need a new system and less complicated is the best way to stay transparent. Complicated serves individual or corporate schemers who battle with lawyers, lobbyists and lots of money.

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locomotive

Jan-30-13 1:39 PM

"You have the brass to admonish me but lorexxx gets kudos from you?

Stuff it!"

Did I give kudos to lorexxx?

Uh, no.

It seems to me no one takes the emotional lefties to task here. As far as taking emotional righties to task, I think that's already been covered, by BG et al. And with the kindest regards, etc.

Have a better day, BGGTRUOP

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locomotive

Jan-30-13 1:40 PM

Veritas, y'know that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...

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locomotive

Jan-30-13 1:43 PM

"Complicated (tax system) serves individual or corporate schemers who battle with lawyers, lobbyists and lots of money."

Common sense post, worldview.

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locomotive

Jan-30-13 1:44 PM

"loco....I think hate is the most over-used tactic used in America today....Can we all come together and agree on that?"

Agreed, Veritas. Used by lefties, righties, and in-betweenies.

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locomotive

Jan-30-13 4:22 PM

PJ, you just asked the $64,000 question of the day.

That was funny! :-)

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locomotive

Jan-31-13 5:49 PM

"Don't fall for it PJ, locothelorexxxenabler will smile to your face while your comments he does erase."

BG, you are the poet and don't know it today!

Keep on keepin' on, Mr. Bill!

(Now don't fall for this...)

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locomotive

Jan-31-13 6:57 PM

Thank you for your input Bill.

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locomotive

Jan-31-13 7:25 PM

Thanks for your thanks.

If you must know, cleaning up after others isn't my strong suit, but I think you might have the talent for it. Or at least the desire.

Dissent away, BGGTD, and have a great evening!

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locomotive

Feb-01-13 2:10 PM

Wow, Mr. Bill is gone. What happened?

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locomotive

Feb-01-13 3:40 PM

Wow, Mr. Bill is back.

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WorriedAmerican

Feb-02-13 2:26 PM

Problem is we will never get the tax code simplified because if everyone could do their taxes it would put all these tax preparers out of business. Most of the politicians in DC are lawyers and they certainly do not anyone to understand what they are doing in DC!

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WorriedAmerican

Feb-02-13 5:23 PM

lorexxx I think the standards were lowered pretty low in 2000 when GW was appointed the President! He will be awful tough to beat! ;-) Even Pres. Ford looks Presidential compaired to GW! :-)

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WorriedAmerican

Feb-02-13 7:42 PM

lorexxx Why do you fear President Obama so much then? If he isn't man enough for you? Why GW such a man? He was a cheerleader at Yale. His daddy got him a safe national guard post here in the states to avoid going to Vietnam. What did GW do to give him man status?

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