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    Will Smith Freaks Out at François Hollande's Proposed Tax Rate

    How much is too much? What is one's "fair share?" What's the maximum tax rate anyone should have to pay?

    As an ardent supporter of Barack Obama, Will Smith is fully behind the President's proposal to raise income taxes on high earners in the United States from 36 to 39 percent.

    The Hollywood megastar enthusiastically preached the gospel of paying one's fair share of taxes in a French television interview this weekend. But when asked about his take on the tax policy of French president-elect François Hollande, Smith's was shocked silly by the suggestion of a 75 percent tax rate on those earning above €1 million annually.
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    I'm going for the upper tax bracket rate as it existed under Eisenhower or better yet...the rate under FDR

    http://news.yahoo.com/eisenhower-oba...-abc-news.html
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    That's the difference between a real Socialist and an alleged one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warhorse View Post
    I'm going for the upper tax bracket rate as it existed under Eisenhower or better yet...the rate under FDR

    http://news.yahoo.com/eisenhower-oba...-abc-news.html
    That would be super awesome! I hope you forward this idea to President Obama and he pursues this for you!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FLA4NEB View Post
    That would be super awesome! I hope you forward this idea to President Obama and he pursues this for you!!
    I'm sure your enthusiastic support will sway the far right extremist to meet somewhere in the middle. But wait....that would require comprimise and doing what is best for country and we know how the fffffaaaarrrrrr righters feel about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warhorse View Post
    I'm going for the upper tax bracket rate as it existed under Eisenhower or better yet...the rate under FDR

    http://news.yahoo.com/eisenhower-oba...-abc-news.html
    But ... but ... trickle down economics and bubble economies have worked right? Oh wait, they gave us a 30 year run up of crippling consumer and national debt, a crumbling infrastructure (much of which was conceived and built during the 50s, 60s and 70s), and the 2nd greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression. Thanks, trickle downers!! Thanks bubble balloon clowns! We all love that warm, wet feeling and that loud, disorientating pop!

    Sarcasm aside, going back to those astronomical tax rates is certainly a bad idea. But where we're at now is just dumb, dumb, dumb, and it's thanks mostly to the idiots on the far, far right. Neocons and the wars they started, and uncompromising Tea Partiers, to name two.

    And we're supposed to put them back in office? Not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warhorse View Post
    I'm going for the upper tax bracket rate as it existed under Eisenhower or better yet...the rate under FDR

    http://news.yahoo.com/eisenhower-oba...-abc-news.html
    I'm glad we don't live in a Warhorse nation. Letting the government keep 90% of someone's income each and every year that's your idea of liberty? I do not understand any American who has this flawed way of thinking.

    I have family members that achieved great wealth built from scratch. To think there are people out there like yourself that believe the government has more right to income that my family has created by their own hard work and ingenuity is truly baffling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBlack&Blue View Post
    But ... but ... trickle down economics and bubble economies have worked right? Oh wait, they gave us a 30 year run up of crippling consumer and national debt, a crumbling infrastructure (much of which was conceived and built during the 50s, 60s and 70s), and the 2nd greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression. Thanks, trickle downers!! Thanks bubble balloon clowns! We all love that warm, wet feeling and that loud, disorientating pop!

    Sarcasm aside, going back to those astronomical tax rates is certainly a bad idea. But where we're at now is just dumb, dumb, dumb, and it's thanks mostly to the idiots on the far, far right. Neocons and the wars they started, and uncompromising Tea Partiers, to name two.

    And we're supposed to put them back in office? Not.
    You should've started and stopped at Sarcasm aside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by statman29 View Post
    I'm glad we don't live in a Warhorse nation. Letting the government keep 90% of someone's income each and every year that's your idea of liberty? I do not understand any American who has this flawed way of thinking.

    I have family members that achieved great wealth built from scratch. To think there are people out there like yourself that believe the government has more right to income that my family has created by their own hard work and ingenuity is truly baffling.
    Stat, it's because those that think like warhorse are the takers. They don't have to worry about the high tax brackets and because of that they don't care as long as they get theirs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBlack&Blue View Post
    But ... but ... trickle down economics and bubble economies have worked right? Oh wait, they gave us a 30 year run up of crippling consumer and national debt, a crumbling infrastructure (much of which was conceived and built during the 50s, 60s and 70s), and the 2nd greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression. Thanks, trickle downers!! Thanks bubble balloon clowns! We all love that warm, wet feeling and that loud, disorientating pop!

    Sarcasm aside, going back to those astronomical tax rates is certainly a bad idea. But where we're at now is just dumb, dumb, dumb, and it's thanks mostly to the idiots on the far, far right. Neocons and the wars they started, and uncompromising Tea Partiers, to name two.

    And we're supposed to put them back in office? Not.
    Having a particularly bad day there, RB&B? That was quite some raving rant you unleashed there - hope you're feeling better...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBlack&Blue View Post
    But ... but ... trickle down economics and bubble economies have worked right? Oh wait, they gave us a 30 year run up of crippling consumer and national debt, a crumbling infrastructure (much of which was conceived and built during the 50s, 60s and 70s), and the 2nd greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression. Thanks, trickle downers!! Thanks bubble balloon clowns! We all love that warm, wet feeling and that loud, disorientating pop!

    Sarcasm aside, going back to those astronomical tax rates is certainly a bad idea. But where we're at now is just dumb, dumb, dumb, and it's thanks mostly to the idiots on the far, far right. Neocons and the wars they started, and uncompromising Tea Partiers, to name two.

    And we're supposed to put them back in office? Not.
    If that's your stance, then you of course have to recognize over that same 30 year time period the USA reached and still maintains an unsurpassed empire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBlack&Blue View Post
    But ... but ... trickle down economics and bubble economies have worked right? Oh wait, they gave us a 30 year run up of crippling consumer and national debt, a crumbling infrastructure (much of which was conceived and built during the 50s, 60s and 70s), and the 2nd greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression. Thanks, trickle downers!! Thanks bubble balloon clowns! We all love that warm, wet feeling and that loud, disorientating pop!

    Sarcasm aside, going back to those astronomical tax rates is certainly a bad idea. But where we're at now is just dumb, dumb, dumb, and it's thanks mostly to the idiots on the far, far right. Neocons and the wars they started, and uncompromising Tea Partiers, to name two.

    And we're supposed to put them back in office? Not.
    Are you saying we didn't have any economic issues in the 50's / 60's and 70's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OmaHusker View Post
    How much is too much? What is one's "fair share?" What's the maximum tax rate anyone should have to pay?

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    What I want to see is where Johnny Depp chooses to live after the new French President takes office...

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    Quote Originally Posted by statman29 View Post
    I'm glad we don't live in a Warhorse nation. Letting the government keep 90% of someone's income each and every year that's your idea of liberty? I do not understand any American who has this flawed way of thinking.

    I have family members that achieved great wealth built from scratch. To think there are people out there like yourself that believe the government has more right to income that my family has created by their own hard work and ingenuity is truly baffling.
    To think that there are people out there such as yourself who apparently can't or won't accept historical fact is truly baffling. Everyone that is financially capable owes a debt of financial gratitude (taxes) to this country. The more you make, the more you owe within bounds of reason and fairness. To think that there are people out there such as yourself that believe the rich have the right to pay ever lowering tax rates while expecting the middle class and poor to shoulder ever increasing tax burdens is pathetic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuZkurZ View Post
    Stat, it's because those that think like horsey are the takers. They don't have to worry about the high tax brackets and because of that they don't care as long as they get theirs.
    Hey Huzie, the last time you tried this personal stuff you apologized and said we could discuss things sensibly without getting nasty. Short term memory loss?
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