We must tax the rich

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The Charleston Gazette recently had an editorial about the recent CBS "60 Minutes" segment that featured Cisco CEO John Chambers, Jr., who revealed what many should understand: U.S. companies that publicly proclaim loyalty to America are in fact loyal only to money.

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SouthSide

Reading, PA

#24 Jun 11, 2011
Roger wrote:
Why tax the wealthy they are the business owners who are supplying ehat jobs we do have. If you tax the hell out of em they will jump ship and go overseas they should provide better insentatives for businesd owners because how many times has a poor man ever gave you s job or hired you to do anything???
Sorry, but it's the poor man and the middle class man that purchases the most goods and services. Without the purchases there are no jobs. In reality it is the poor man that is providing the jobs not the rich. Warren Buffet can make a million dollars extra and he will not purchase a dime more in goods or services, thus his activity will not create the need to hire. The more money the middle class and the poor have, the more people will consume. The more we consume the more people are needed to provide production to meed demand.
The rich have nothing to do with hiring.
clean lady

Brooklyn, NY

#25 Jun 11, 2011
I strongly believe we need to get rid of credit all together. If you don't have the money for it then you can't have it. Americans are starting to devalue their own money. Also people need to stop the get rich quick game there is no reason for @people to be paying. 1,000$ or more just to rent a house for a month. People need. To stop letting idiots be in charge and stop being scared to get people in line when they are being ridiculous about important matters. Quit making mountains out of ant hills. People need to stop putting up with nonsense and make the clowns go sit back down. There are to many people after status rather then being right for the jobs and they are to extreme with their demands and need to go. The rich have a right to have their money if they earned it. If you work for the government but you are not in any of the armed forces then you don't need a big check. Also there is to much underhandedness in our government and it is just now starting to effect a certain group of people and oh now its a problem. The average working person when they are forgetting they are the foundation and majority.you keep pushing them then you will fall to
slimjim

Tulsa, OK

#26 Jun 11, 2011
WOODCHUCK wrote:
This yearning for socilesium....so MARIXIST LIKE!
the Problem is SPENDING WHAT WE DO NOT HAVE...and the Result of OBAMAS experiment in social Engineering....This ROBIN HOOD CRAP LL...most Americans pay no taxas...and the Congress and the senate personnel home projects PAY NO TAXAS...RAT HOLES..../.So the answer??...Why KILL THE GOOSE who laid golden eggs since the LAST GREAT DEPPERSION...of which OBAMA is steering us into...STOP THE BULL SHIT..START THE DRILLING...STIFLE THE UNION CANCER...And turn the GREEN SLIME into RED WHITE AND BLUE again....Whats wrong with our nation??? LOONS!!
Obama took over with 5% unemployment...and gas at$ 1.79...all had their homes,toys ,kids in college...well LOONS ..LOOKATCHONOW..in two years ...OBAMA WRECKED THE ECONOMY...DAM HARVARD SOCIALIST.......He like carter HAS TO GO!...TOTAL INCOMPETENT..raise TAX'S??? on who?? for of the whole population???? Of whom pay no tax's!? or the 1 or 2 % who do?If so,then we will hear that big SUCKING SOUND as our industry continues to leave America!!......
ITS THE ECONOMY STUPID!
WEINER FOR PRESIDENT!!...THE LOONS CANDIDATE
Obama, inherited a republican mess, 2 unfunded wars, Wall Street collaspe, Banking system collaspe, 700,000 losing there jobs a month. I am a republican who can not lie, we need to fix the mess on capitol hill, these educated iodits created it now its time to fix.
grinder

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#27 Jun 11, 2011
Strip the U.S. citizenship of these Liberals who think they are entitled to take money from wealthy people.

When one person takes money forcibly from another, it known as stealing.
clean lady

Brooklyn, NY

#28 Jun 11, 2011
grinder wrote:
Strip the U.S. citizenship of these Liberals who think they are entitled to take money from wealthy people.
When one person takes money forcibly from another, it known as stealing.


I don't really think people are referring to people who earn their money in normal manners. But I agree with you. If you own a business or company no matter what self employed or what not, I see nothing wrong with them being rich. It's the wannabe rich the phoney rich people that want everything real rich people have that are fucking everything up.
Mike

Medina, OH

#29 Jun 11, 2011
They do get taxed. Businesses are there to make money, so when they can take the business elsewhere cheaper this is what they do.
Does anyone ever complain about our politicians taking trips with planes, eating out at fancy places etc...etc... at the taxpayer expense?
clean lady

Brooklyn, NY

#30 Jun 11, 2011
Mike wrote:
They do get taxed. Businesses are there to make money, so when they can take the business elsewhere cheaper this is what they do.
Does anyone ever complain about our politicians taking trips with planes, eating out at fancy places etc...etc... at the taxpayer expense?


Freal!!!!! There are way to many scared people in the USA afraid to tell them to get out. And that is stealing to but is anyone trying to stop it no they just mess with people who are being legitimate and earning what they have. It's time for the smart people to start running things around here.
Churmudgeon

Evening Shade, AR

#31 Jun 11, 2011
SouthSide wrote:
<quoted text>Eisenhower taxed the rich 91%, Nixon taxed them 77% and Reagan taxed them 50%. Deficits didn't explode until Reagan cut taxes even further. Since then our deficits and debt have gone up exponentially.
Where are they going to take all their money? The fact is, most of us have seen our incomes stagnate while the rich have seen their incomes sky rock
During the eisenhower time we had a post war boom and lots of manufacturing we exported to war torn europe. We had tarriffs Same with nixon. Regan placed china on most favored nation trade status. Nafta Gatt and doing away with tarriffs opend the way for companys to leave US soil. Or ways for forieghn companies to inport & drive Us compaines broke. Those who left escaped they restructured they are not UU corporations anymore. They are now international companies . They escaped the US tax code , IRS, osha, unions ,workmens comp, Lawsuits& lawyers,pollution laws. Taxing the few we have left will only bankrupt them or make them quit. If a rich man cant take his money and make more wealth he will just do nothing. After it is made& taxed one time its not taxed again. However if he invests in a factory the factory,s assetts are taxed every year, and there are no guarantees in buisness. Arkansas just drove amazon from ark by passing a law that they collect sales tax from customers. When mike Huckabee was govenor he put a tax on the syrup soft drink bottlers use. That made coke & pepsi bottling plants leave the state. Reciently we had a natural gas boom in central ark. Eveyone leased the mineral rights. So the legislature raised the severance tax. So the companies that bought the leases quit drilling. The folks are not getting any money. natural gas is being piped here from Oklahoma& Texas. Go ahead just keep taxing& spending our way till we are a depressed third world nation.

Since: Jan 10

Las Vegas, NV

#32 Jun 11, 2011
If the Gov't took every penny over $250K from the 2.4 million households that make that kind of money, they would get about $1.7 Trillion. Not even half of the obama budget. Now what?

Oh yea, raise minimum wage and extend unemployment, that'll fix everything.
durr durr da durr

Clinton, TN

#33 Jun 11, 2011
Yeah rise the taxes of the rich, then we as consumers, can pay the higher prices, idiots. cut the taxes for the rich, keep prices tolerable, or starve. Corporations are gonna get theirs regardless. Democrats are frigin ruining the country.
durr durr da durr

Clinton, TN

#34 Jun 11, 2011
Obama is a damn joke, the man has no experience at sh1t to begin with. Look at what he was up against. After Bush too, lol I could've won the presidency. All talk and no action.
annie

Naperville, IL

#35 Jun 11, 2011
Aunt Neat wrote:
Are you crazy? If you tax the rich and take all their money who will create jobs and keep America strong? Think about it darlin'
The rich are not creating jobs now are they darling?

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#36 Jun 11, 2011
I can read wrote:
In the real world even illegal immigrants in the US pay taxes.
Obviously you don't live in the real world.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#37 Jun 11, 2011
If our president would open up drilling in the gulf and other places the rich could create many many really good paying jobs. We are only held back by our presidents failed agenda

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#38 Jun 11, 2011
Must be Obama voting socialists work at The Charleston Gazette

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#39 Jun 11, 2011
Churmudgeon wrote:
<quoted text>During the eisenhower time we had a post war boom and lots of manufacturing we exported to war torn europe. We had tarriffs Same with nixon. Regan placed china on most favored nation trade status. Nafta Gatt and doing away with tarriffs opend the way for companys to leave US soil. Or ways for forieghn companies to inport & drive Us compaines broke. Those who left escaped they restructured they are not UU corporations anymore. They are now international companies . They escaped the US tax code , IRS, osha, unions ,workmens comp, Lawsuits& lawyers,pollution laws. Taxing the few we have left will only bankrupt them or make them quit. If a rich man cant take his money and make more wealth he will just do nothing. After it is made& taxed one time its not taxed again. However if he invests in a factory the factory,s assetts are taxed every year, and there are no guarantees in buisness. Arkansas just drove amazon from ark by passing a law that they collect sales tax from customers. When mike Huckabee was govenor he put a tax on the syrup soft drink bottlers use. That made coke & pepsi bottling plants leave the state. Reciently we had a natural gas boom in central ark. Eveyone leased the mineral rights. So the legislature raised the severance tax. So the companies that bought the leases quit drilling. The folks are not getting any money. natural gas is being piped here from Oklahoma& Texas. Go ahead just keep taxing& spending our way till we are a depressed third world nation.
This is the truth
cory childs

Brooklyn, NY

#40 Jun 11, 2011
Bama Yankee wrote:
<quoted text>
Obviously you don't live in the real world.
Yes they do you idiot shows what you no. Obviously you don't live in the real world. I bet you don't even no anyone Mexican that's why you are so stupid. Idiots always think they no. So uneducated. Ask the IRS u retard go back to the boonies its 2011 people like you don't exist anymore slowmo
cory childs

Brooklyn, NY

#41 Jun 11, 2011
So many dumb ass whites in Alabama make me ashamed to be white. Everybody no bush fucked up everything and when Obama got in office your dead brains seen he was not white and want to put the blame on him. Its 2011and white people in Alabama still scared of other nationalities. You guys don't even know a damn thing about anything
cory childs

Brooklyn, NY

#42 Jun 11, 2011
Aunt Neat wrote:
If our president would open up drilling in the gulf and other places the rich could create many many really good paying jobs. We are only held back by our presidents failed agenda
Yea president bush messed it up any opportunities you pathetic people get to blame someone your uneducated asses point at the one that's not white you will be the cause of your own end. Get your facts right old school
higgans

United States

#43 Jun 11, 2011
the problem with our Nation is not taxes, or the rich, or the poor, or capitalism, or socialism, etc...
it IS an out-of-control Federal gov't, an entity that was formed to represent the 50 (now) States with one unified front to the rest of the world and promote harmony in the business conducted between those States (to insure that a pound in Cali is the same 16 oz as it is in Ohio) AND to make sure all States followed the Law of the Land, the Constitution.
nowadays, and for some decades past, the Fed gov't has taken to representing ITS own interests and now, with this latest progressive Pres, it wants to be a world gov't or, at least a part of a worldwide gov't.
to that end, which is easier to accomplish: bring the world up to a 20th century American standard of living or bring the States/peoples of the USA down to some worldwide average standard of living, along with the other 'First World' nations?
less IS better

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