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Old 06-12-2012, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by bigironcross View Post
When the Republicans controlled the White House, the Senate and the House, did the deficit go down or up? Do they walk the walk or only talk the talk?
Agreed, I don't get too excited about Republicans either since most are not as conservative as I am and as you mentioned, many don't walk the walk.

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I believe that a progressive tax code is the only fair tax code. People, including me, who have achieved a certain level of success and realize the American Dream should enjoy supporting the programs that have made the country great. The greater that we have benefited, the greater taxes we should pay.
Our system is already very progressive. In fact, some analysts feel it is more progressive than other countries:

The top 10% of earners in the U.S. pay 35% more of the income tax burden than in Sweden and 22% more than in France. These figures—from the 2008 OECD publication "Growing Unequal?"—include all household taxes imposed on income at the federal, state and local level, including social insurance taxes

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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...658158454.html
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