Skip to comments.Survey says: Tax the rich Americans
Posted on 02/17/2005 8:05:02 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
A recent poll conducted by five New York legislators showed their constituents would support higher taxes on the wealthiest population to help pay for education.
Voters in all five districts strongly supported a new surcharge on incomes above $150,000, if the revenue was dedicated to providing additional aid to public schools.
The poll, which was presented Monday at the state legislative budget hearing on education funding, surveyed voter opinion in the districts of Senate Finance Committee Chairman Owen Johnson (R-Babylon), Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chairman Herman "Denny" Farrell (D-Manhattan), the Senate Education Committee Chairman Stephen Saland (R-Poughkeepsie), Assembly Education Committee Chairman Steven Sanders (D-Manhattan) and Assemblyman Chris Ortloff (R-Plattsburgh).
More than 60 percent of the voters in the five districts said if the governor vetoed a new surcharge, they would support a legislative override.
Haha, idiots. Tax them too much and rich people just LEAVE! Then you COMPLETELY lose the rich tax base. Isn't this what happened with big cities in the 1960s and 1970s? Taxes went too high and the people who could afford to move just fled to the suburbs.
Meaning... Make someone else pay for it. I don't want to.
Let's just cut to the chase and let me quit my job and raise taxes on the wealthy to 80%, they can afford it. It pays to be poor I guess, except for that not getting paid much thing.
Why does anyone still want to live in NY? Too bad, it's such a beautiful state.
Translation: Gimme more stuff, you evil rich people.
TAX THEM NOT ME,
TAX THEE AND THEE AND THEE - BUT NOT ME
So this is what the Blue Staters believe and want us Red Staters to live like. More pensions for government hacks and less services.
I am FOR increasing taxes on the wealthy.........as long as employers, entrepreneurs, and investors are exempt. (:
Why not just have a 100% tax? Let's get it over with, this nickle and diming us to death is just silly. Then the gov can give us the money they think we deserve. LOL! Just think, everyone would quit their jobs for free money. No workers equals no money which eventually equals no gov and we get to start all over again, the way it was designed over 200 years ago.
Yes, I bet this surcharge would really hit home in Plattsburgh.
Theft. Plunder the rich in the land of the "free." Why should parents be responsible for funding their own children's education when they can rob some rich stranger?
Indiana is getting ready to sqeeze the "rich," too. Rich means household income of over $100,000 in this case. Thanks, Mitch Daniels. Not to mention he is going to revoke our status as one of the last bastions of sanity by imposing DST.
There is education needed.
1) Dedicated funds don't mean squat. In many states where lotteries were set up to fund education the legislature reduced the education component from the general fund because the lotteries would now pay for that. Education did not get more. I can see the day where schoolkids are selling lottery tickets to their parents so the school can buy a new football stadium or what-not.
2) Taxes are always created for the wealthy and then imposed on the less wealthy. That's because there aren't enough wealthy to do anything meaningful. So they set some arbitrary number like $150,000 and give it a go and the legislature comes back and crys, "We aren't getting enough. All the rich people moved to Florida. We need to lower the threashold to $50,000." And you're screwed.
Rich = All those not poor
... but that means I have to let go my social security hopes I have of living the good life when I retire.
One would think that even they would begin to notice how profoundly shallow they sound!
I'm really beginning to think it's something in the public water systems.
I suppose you could move to Cuba. :)
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