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Is $2,300 more a year in taxes too much to ask a family with income of $300,000 to pay?

Roger47 2012/12/30 22:17:35
Yes, it is too much to ask
No, it is not unreasonable
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President Obama has proposed keeping the record low rates on the first $250,000 of income for everybody. For money earned in excess of that level, the rate goes up to 39.6%, as it was during the Clinton presidency. This will cost a family with taxable income of $300,000 all of $2,300 a year.
$300,000 works out to about $11,500 every two weeks. $2300 works out to about $88 every two weeks.
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  • Smitty 2012/12/30 23:51:05
    Yes, it is too much to ask
    Smitty
    +6
    The first problem is that the government isn`t "asking" it`s taking...theres a big difference. Second, you can`t be $16 TRILLION and counting in debt and think it`s a revenue problem, it`s a major spending probem.

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  • Tarheel 2013/01/01 03:42:03
    No, it is not unreasonable
    Tarheel
    +2
    lol. As a teacher, I make a little over a tenth of that.
  • Odinsown 2013/01/01 02:18:41
    Yes, it is too much to ask
    Odinsown
    Taxation is theft, any amount on anyone is too much.
  • Roger47 Odinsown 2013/01/01 16:04:18
    Roger47
    So we should abolish the IRS, and ask for donations to fund our government, pay for our roads, police, and military? Are you serious?
  • Odinsown Roger47 2013/01/02 01:32:55
    Odinsown
    +1
    I'm a market anarchist, I believe that we do not need a government to provide roads, police are a tool of the state used to intimidate and subjugate the people, and the only military needed is an armed citizenry.
  • Roger47 Odinsown 2013/01/02 20:46:45
    Roger47
    +1
    You have succeeded in backing up your opinion. I can't say that I completely disagree.
  • Mamaknows 2012/12/31 21:01:53
    Yes, it is too much to ask
    Mamaknows
    LOL you REALLY think they will stop there?
    My friend has a family of 4 and makes 49k-52k yearly and will now be paying $3000 MORE he spoke with his tax man.

    Is HIS family the top 1%? I think NOT.
    NOW gas is going up....his insurance change last month he pays MORE for MUCH LESS coverage.....milk is said to be hitting $6 a gallon....

    He is the VERY LUCKY that has a full time job at a fairly decent wage. Most that have a job here "full time" is less then 28 hours.
    EVERY PERSON I talked with has the same type of story. All below middle income and are BROKE...no one has spend money on gifts for Christmas....no one is talking about saving money because no has any money to save....plus the stock market has yet recoved from the election crash.

    Oh wait didn't obama and his friends just vote to give themselves a raise? LOL wish we had that option.

    For our family we are lower/middle income and when we talked with our tax gal she said much the same thing....pull your pants down bent over and prepaire to get screwed.

    With so many "rich" or wealthy people pulling up stakes....makes you wonder who they'll look to to pay their raises? Vacations? Armed gaurds for their kids fancy schools? Dinners with enemy's of our country? AKA new dishes....cause they don't have enough fancy dishes atthe white house.....
  • Roger47 Mamaknows 2012/12/31 21:21:44
    Roger47
    +1
    Those "raises" you are talking about were supposed to happen in 2010, but Presidet Obama blocked them from happening by imposing a pay freeze on all federal workers, including Congress and himself.
    And don't you realize that when the rich pay less in taxes, services get cut for everyone else? Social Security, Medicare, and Food Stamps are all going to need to be cut to get the deficit under control. When the rich pay less taxes, the poor and middle class end up taking the hit.
  • Mamaknows Roger47 2013/01/02 22:47:39
    Mamaknows
    LOL then why are we taking MORE of a hit right now?
  • Christopher Kirchen 2012/12/31 20:31:56
    Yes, it is too much to ask
    Christopher Kirchen
    Why should ANYONE, no matter their tax bracket, pay more than they do, for government employees who are surly and quite aware of the influence they wield(if you doubt this, spend the day at the DMV), and who know you can't do a thing to change any of these conditions, roads which are "fixed" often when they don't need it and roads which AREN'T fixed for YEARS when they do, and "representatives" who could care less what their constituency wants as long as their fat checks keep rolling in? I say, when our government does something to EARN more, I'll consent to pay more. Until then, they can roll around in the mounds of cash they get now.
  • DuncanONeil 2012/12/31 19:09:08
    Yes, it is too much to ask
    DuncanONeil
    +2
    Why should they have their money confiscated just because they have been successful?
  • none 2012/12/31 18:13:43
    Yes, it is too much to ask
    none
    +3
    Until the insane level of spending is cut, the deficit is cut, and there's a federal budget any raise in taxes is bad. The fools in Washington have to do their part instead of doing nothing.
  • Nick Name 2012/12/31 18:03:11
    No, it is not unreasonable
    Nick Name
    +2
    Only one way to find out for sure - somebody start paying me $300,000 a year and I will attempt to squeak by on that amount.
    Thats only $5769 a WEEK. It will be hard, but I'm willing to try.
  • Tarheel Nick Name 2013/01/01 03:42:42
    Tarheel
    +2
    lol. I hear ya!
  • Matt M 2012/12/31 17:59:37
    Yes, it is too much to ask
    Matt  M
    So are you also willing to ask a familiy making $30,000 to pay $230? It works out to $8.8 dollars every two weeks.
  • Roger47 Matt M 2012/12/31 21:24:06
    Roger47
    Nobody is asking a family making $30,000 to pay moore. Could you raise a family on that much?
  • Matt M Roger47 2012/12/31 23:32:12
    Matt  M
    If I was making that, yes my family could survive until I came up with a plan to make more, which would not take long. Secondly, we should be asking a family earning that much to pay. To pay something. No skin in the game, no responsibility. It's a problem.
  • Tarheel Matt M 2013/01/02 23:07:44
    Tarheel
    +1
    I make a little more than $30,000 as a teacher. I certainly do pay federal taxes but not as much as people making more money.
  • Matt M Tarheel 2013/01/04 02:23:38
    Matt  M
    +1
    Well thank you. I simply believe that anyone earning a single dime needs to pay something. I think it is fundamental to enfranchisement. I earn a lot more than that and have no problem paying a lot more than you do.
  • DecreeB 2012/12/31 16:12:06
    No, it is not unreasonable
    DecreeB
    +2
    Too much to ask? If you're making $300,000 a year, you don't have much room to complain unless you're spending your money unwisely. My dad makes $45,000 a year and we're doing just fine. So, if you make $300,000 every year, you really shouldn't complain.
  • Rustie 2012/12/31 15:36:46
    Yes, it is too much to ask
    Rustie
    It's all relative.
  • John Hall 2012/12/31 14:57:05
    Yes, it is too much to ask
    John Hall
    +1
    Taxes should never fall under just the rich it should be that everyone is taxed at a fair rate and that everyone pays .
  • Mark 2012/12/31 14:19:19
    No, it is not unreasonable
    Mark
    NOW I understand why congress et al arent keen on the idea.
  • Mamaknows Mark 2012/12/31 21:05:21
    Mamaknows
    +1
    LOL they just voted themselves a nice fat raise...to off set the taxes they will be paying ...of course.
  • Todd Parsons 2012/12/31 13:53:16
    Yes, it is too much to ask
    Todd Parsons
    +1
    Here's the thing Just because we CAN afford it...doesn't mean we should have to because a government decides to give it to social programs we don't agree with. That would be like me asking you for $2 EVERYDAY so I can buy myself a coffee.... It's not right nor should it be your responsibility!
  • Farnsworth 2012/12/31 13:39:07
    Yes, it is too much to ask
    Farnsworth
    is it to much to ask for the F'n government cut it's god damned spending pinhead?
  • Roger47 Farnsworth 2012/12/31 21:25:48
    Roger47
    By what precentage should we cut the military? Social Security payments? Medicare payments to doctors? Food stamps?
  • Farnsworth Roger47 2012/12/31 22:31:35
    Farnsworth
    Military and SS, none. Medicare payments HAVE been cut stooge, why do you think doctors have been dropping medicare patients?

    Cut all "social engineering" programs or put a cap on them.
    Cut all discretionary spending or pork projects like Odouche bag said he would.

    If you don't think the government can't find a place to cut spending, your a F'n idiot
  • Gloria 2012/12/31 12:26:14
    Yes, it is too much to ask
    Gloria
    To me the rates should not increase until an even million. Your numbers are good. It doesn't seem unreasonable but how many years has the family had that kind of income? If it's really new income they might have a lot of catch up from debt, illnesses, accidents, taking care of elderly parents/relatives, and just things that go wrong in life. I think people under a million should be able to build capital. After a million grown up and pay to play.
  • Phil 2012/12/31 12:22:24
    No, it is not unreasonable
    Phil
    +2
    Heck no it's not too much to ask they can afford it. But for those like me 2300 is two months salary just about.
  • The River Rat 2012/12/31 12:12:42
    Yes, it is too much to ask
    The River Rat
    +1
    If out Government is going to continue to waste so much and be so corrupt, any is too much more to pay.
  • cutter's falls 2012/12/31 11:57:32
  • Roger47 cutter'... 2012/12/31 21:27:42
    Roger47
    $300,000 of taxable income, after all the deductions are subtracted. But becasue deductions are different for everyone, I ignored them.
  • cutter'... Roger47 2012/12/31 21:37:01
  • Dwight PWCM 2012/12/31 11:51:40
    Yes, it is too much to ask
    Dwight PWCM
    +2
    Would a $500. increase be too much for someone paying no income tax?

    Is it fair for one who pays no tax to receive the same citizenship benefits as one who does pay?
  • clasact 2012/12/31 11:38:57
    No, it is not unreasonable
    clasact
    those makeing over 300,000 should be paying the same rate as everyone else but this wont solve the problem alone there has to be cuts also and a lot of loop hole closed
  • GoDucks5 2012/12/31 11:23:10
    Yes, it is too much to ask
    GoDucks5
    +1
    As long as it's okay for a family making $30,000.
  • Smitty 2012/12/30 23:51:05
    Yes, it is too much to ask
    Smitty
    +6
    The first problem is that the government isn`t "asking" it`s taking...theres a big difference. Second, you can`t be $16 TRILLION and counting in debt and think it`s a revenue problem, it`s a major spending probem.
  • Roger47 Smitty 2012/12/31 02:31:37
    Roger47
    It is BOTH.
  • DuncanO... Roger47 2012/12/31 19:10:34
    DuncanONeil
    No it is not both!
  • Roger47 DuncanO... 2012/12/31 21:29:30
    Roger47
    The only developed nation with a lower tax rate thaan ours is Mexico. They are proof that you get what you pay for. With our huge national debt, so are we.

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