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Bill Gates: I don't pay enough tax

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  1. steveox

    steveox Well-Known Member

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    25 January 2012 Last updated at 04:56 ET Help
    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says he does not think he pays enough tax, and says wealthy Americans should contribute more in order to solve the deficit problem.
    Speaking on BBC World, Mr Gates said taxing the rich, was "just justice".

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16714480

    The Rich are speaking out they do want to pay taxes. But Washington isnt listening,, They rather tax orindinary people who cant spend. Is the U.S like the U.K in a way? In the U.K they dont tax the rich much.Like for Example the Royal family doest pay that much in taxes.
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    there is nothing preventing him from paying however much he wishes to pay (over and above his legal obligation). spare me the BS BillyBoy.
     
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    steveox Well-Known Member

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    We Elected our congressmen to listen to us. Not to be our nannys
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    OK then Gates says yes I say no, cancels out.
     
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    steveox Well-Known Member

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    But Obama says he wants to tax them but never does. The old saying goes ,,,TALK IS CHEAP!
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    He doesn't get to write law
     
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    Another person who is eager to be forced by the government to do something he refuses to do voluntarily.
     
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    Yet again we see the poor defending the rights of the rich

    Look how angry the poor get when, on rare occasions the rich want to look after the poor

    If that isn't stupid I don't know what is

    In the uk anyone earning over 150k pays 50% tax which is good

    The problem is that the rich don't pay themselves much in terms of wages against which this tax is levied.

    Rather they take dividends etc. They also go to great lengths to evade tax

    The point about the royal family is ludicrous.

    The royal family is not a representative example and in any case the whole lot of them should be deported to tHe US where they can mix with other interbred religious right wing idiots
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    there is nothing preventing Bill Gates or anyone else, even you from giving Uncle Sam whatever they want.

    but you make a good point in that the rate is immaterial as its easy to avoid paying with perfectly legal deductions etc.
     
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    You see the point here? When Republicans promise tax cuts.. They cut them on the Rich,,When Democrats promise to tax the rich the turn right around aim it at the working class like Bill Clinton did.
     
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    everyone got tax cuts under Bush. many of Obama's tax increases hit the lower classes inordinately. hope the GOP finds time to point this olut.
     
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    The way the rich avoid tax is through a combination of avoidance on technicalities via loopholes the retardlicans refuse to close up and through evasion eg complex webs of companies

    These are mostly unavailable to the poor
     
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    The "poor" are among the 47% of Americans who pay no federal income tax, in fact, the "poor" have a negative tax liability - meaning they actually earn money through the income tax system.

    Once again even the most perfunctory observations are enough to obliterate your arguments.
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    indeed.

    and lets not pretend that loopholes are the exclusive domain of the right.
     
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    The poor pay all sorts of tax

    Any goods that are sold with tax as part of their price tax the purchaser and in a totally regressive way

    And if 47% of Americans pay no tax you should be ashamed as it is because they are one or more of the following

    Out of work
    Paid very low wages
    Crooked
     
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