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Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe][masked] questions and discussion

From: Dick S.
Sent on: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 10:20 AM
Increased revenues are not the only goal for the Government. 
Decreased spending is the flip side of that coin.

Jealousy of wealth drives hatred. When it comes down to protection the wealthy have more to protect than those that have little. Should they not want to pay more for that protection?

Dick S

On Dec 12, 2012, at 8:17 AM, Craig <[address removed]> wrote:

First off, thank you again, I am really enjoying this group and look forward to tuesday.

Secondly, the hot topic of the year has to do with tax rates and revenues, so I propose the following talking points, that each of you can make up your own mind about.

1. If the goal is to get more revenue for the federal government, which type of rates actually generate more revenue, higher or lower tax rates? Historically it will be actually shown, that having lower tax rates actually generates more revenue than having higher tax rates. So do we want more revenue or just to punish some people for being more successful?

2. What is the balance or difference between each person paying a fair share of the tax burden, and between punishing some group because they make more than others do?

3. We all have many rights as citizens of the USA, what responsibilities do we have as well?

4. Do you think America will be better if we do or do not go over the fiscal cliff?

Thank you.

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