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pst4usa
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Post Re: Institute of the Obvious
on: November 20, 2017, 09:22
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Dennis Prager always says that studies either confirm what most people already know or they are wrong.

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Post Re: Institute of the Obvious
on: November 21, 2017, 15:17
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Deroy Murdock has proposed an amendment for the tax reform bill which would allow any taxpayer to choose to pay more. This is in response to a recent ad by various limousine leftists (including George Soros) calling for higher taxes on the rich. He notes that a similar program in Massachusetts gets about $250 million a year from 1200 taxpayers willing to put their money where their big mouths are. No doubt national results would be similar, but at least those rich socialists would either have to pay up or be embarrassed -- particularly if the law called for releasing the names of all those who used the provision. The link is:

Let the Guilty Rich Soak Themselves

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on: November 24, 2017, 10:46
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I’m actually surprised that such a bill could collect $250 million in any state, let along Massachusetts. Deroy Murdock presents a sensible idea.

And I fixed your url. Long ones can sometimes screw up the page a bit. Edit your comment and you can see that the mechanics of creating a clickable link are trivially easy. You can even click on the link icon above the post text box to make it even easier, although you still have to add a few things yourself.

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on: November 24, 2017, 11:20
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The idea is hardly new. Mike Huckabee managed to get a similar thing passed in Arkansas, with the expected result (hardly anyone used it). I proposed it at the national level around a decade and a half ago in a letter to Anne Northup.

pst4usa
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on: November 27, 2017, 08:27
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Why would we need a bill for this? I am pretty sure anyone can do that now, in any state, but maybe I am misinformed.

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on: November 27, 2017, 09:24
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I don't know if every state has such a provision, but I believe Form 1040 has one. But probably few people notice. The important thing is to have such a provision, and include listing those who do it. The ones who don't, if they also call for higher taxes, deserve condemnation for their hypocrisy.

pst4usa
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on: November 27, 2017, 12:07
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Well anyone that calls for higher taxes is a hypocrite in my view. If they are poor and claim that stealing is wrong, then they are hypocrites for wanting the government to steal for them and if they are rich, they got that way by being smart enough to hang on to as much of the fruits of their own labor or talent at possible, (even those that got there by the luck of their birth). If someone is in the middle class, see the reason given for the poor. In any case, increasing taxes from where they are today is just plain foolish; feeding this massively obese monster even more is just tipping the slippery slope we are on now to the point of no return.

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