Whenever I hear someone say they’d pay more in taxes…

March 15th, 2011

…I think to myself, viagra generic advice “what’s stopping you?’

I’m pretty sure the government will happily take their check or money order.

Of course, prescription they don’t really mean they’re willing to pay more. What they mean is they’re willing to make me pay more.

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nick  |  March 15th, 2011 at 11:34 am

    The Treasury Dept. is taking donations to pay down the debt.

    The Treasury also takes direct donations for anything else as well… for people wanting to express their “patriotism”

  • 2. John Foust  |  March 15th, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    What’s wrong with asking to pay more? I’ve stood before my city council, asking them to raise taxes instead of cutting services. I’ve also worked to support school referendums that raised taxes to pay for a new high school.

  • 3. Debunked  |  March 15th, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Let’s see. Warren Buffet is worth approximately $50B. If you were to make $1,500,000 a day for 75 years, you would still have less than he does.

    So when Warren Buffet says he should pay more in taxes – he who makes more in a month than you will almost certainly make in your entire life – says he should pay more in taxes, he really means… you should pay more in taxes.

    Have I got it right?

  • 4. Nick  |  March 15th, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    @Debunked – The point is.. Warren Buffet doesn’t have to ask anyone… he can just do it… today. He can right a check to the Treasury Dept. and say its a gift to the United States Treasury, and they’d take it.

    No laws have to be passed. No debating… he can just DO IT.

  • 5. David Casper  |  March 15th, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    What’s wrong with asking to pay more?

    As Nick said, you don’t have to ask. Just pay. When you get in front of the government and ask to pay more, what you’re actually doing is asking that everyone pay more, whether or not they want to.

  • 6. Saturday Afternoon –&hellip  |  March 19th, 2011 at 6:01 pm

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  • 7. kyg  |  March 22nd, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Here’s my take on it – let’s tax the rich More since they can afford it, tax the poor Less since they can’t and are more likely to need the services that taxation (in part) goes to. Taxes collected go to maintaining those services that would otherwise go un or under-funded. I am happy to support school budgets, homeless shelters and road maintenance for a few, and knowing that my money is going right back into my community, helping my neighbors makes me feel good about the lump taken from my paycheck. It is not a perfect system by any means and I have my fair share of qualms regarding the allocations of money and who is paying how much, but working at a non-profit organization, the true importance of the tax system is clearly evident to me.

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