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The new progressive tax

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Dr.Who, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. Dr.Who

    Dr.Who Well-Known Member

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    Congress has decided that gay people are just more progressive than the rest of us. therfore they have decided to create a new progressive tax. Starting January 20th gay people will all pay an extra 12% on top of whatever tax bracket they are in.

    Parody? Yes. But if congress did decide to do that would it be unconstitutional?
     
  2. GenSeneca

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    Lets add a few more taxes in there... after all, these people really want to be patriotic:

    Abortion Tax, on both Patients who have them and Doctors who perform them.

    A "Starbucks" Tax on high end coffee shops.

    Windfall Profits Tax on all Colleges and Universities, because they gouge us even more than oil companies and have done so far longer. We will confiscate all their profits until they can drop the costs to a level we deem reasonable.

    An Atheist Tax, they must fork over an additional 10% "tithe" to government to match what Christians tithe to their churches.

    Unarmed Victim Tax, to be paid by those who become victims of crime because they weren't carrying a gun or other means to protect themselves.

    Subsidized Housing Tax, every year you live in a section 8 domicile, your rent goes up until your housing is no longer being subsidized by the taxpayer.

    To answer your question Dr. Who... I'd like to make a reference to the Frost Nixon movie:

    "When the President does it, its not illegal!" -- Nixon

    Apparently when any branch of government does something, that alone makes it perfectly legal.
     
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    Mr. Shaman New Member

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    Why do people (even) bother with hypotheticals, when we (already) KNOW what works?

    :confused:

     
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    Mr. Shaman New Member

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    Whatta PERFECT choice-of-words!!!

    And, the inverse-sentiment would be considered more-"conservative".​

     
  5. Dr.Who

    Dr.Who Well-Known Member

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    There are plenty of other studies showing that raising taxes on the wealthy doesn't work in the long run.

    What we are left with is accepting the studies that suggest that unequal taxes raise revenue for the government and help the economy but are immoral. Or accepting the studies that show that unequal taxes don't raise revenue for the government, hurt the economy in the long run and are immoral.

    And regardless of what studies one chooses to accept it would be better to accept the moral solution even if the economy were slightly less well off.

    Fortunately we can accept what works for government, the economy, and is moral - low taxes and small governments.
     
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    pocketfullofshells Well-Known Member

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    how about a dumb thread dumb idea tax?
     
  7. GenSeneca

    GenSeneca Well-Known Member

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    How about you answer his question....

    Is it unconstitutional to pass any of the "dumb" taxes that we proposed?
     
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