What do you think of the president's proposed tax cuts?

MELANET UnCut Chat and Discussion: MelaNet UnCut Talk: What do you think of the president's proposed tax cuts?
By zzzzzzzzzz ( - on Tuesday, March 13, 2001 - 08:12 pm:

Here is a tax cut that is truly a gift to the rich and the super-rich. One
of its biggest components is to abolish the estate tax. This would give
hundreds of billions of dollars to those who need it the least: people who
are born into enormous wealth. Two-thirds of this tax is paid by the richest
two-tenths of one percent of all taxpayers, seems
that the kiddies of people like Bill Gates and
other fat cats will appreciate this tax cut...
what do u think?

By Jim ( - on Wednesday, March 14, 2001 - 09:36 am:

I realize reason is not something you're good at, but try to grasp this simple concept: the tax code is a progressive tax code; those who earn more pay more, THEREFORE, those who pay more deserve to get more back when there is a tax cut. They still end up paying a disproportionate amount of tax even after a tax cut. And in any case, there's an across-the-board tax cut, so EVERYONE gets a break. What you want, though, is a hand-out. You want people who pay less to get more back, at the expense of those who have paid more. That is, in effect, a form of stealing.

And your moral deficiency continues: you have an objection to the abolition, or cut in, estate taxes. Try to grasp this simple concept as well: it's THEIR property! The government has no right to come in and essentially steal it. Stealing is stealing; if you stick a gun in someone's ribs and demand his money, it's stealing; if by contrast 10 people vote to take 1 person's money (a microcosm of what you're advocating), it's still stealing. It's a simple moral statement: people deserve to keep their own money; others have no right to take it.

Please try to develop a sense of morality concerning these things.

By GOD ( - on Wednesday, March 14, 2001 - 11:18 am:


By zzzzzzz ( - on Wednesday, March 14, 2001 - 11:24 am:

Jim-Bob, where in my comments did i ask for
a handout?

i realize that you can't get beyond thinking
that all blacks want something for nothing but
get your head out of the sand, this proposed
tax-cut has many faucets and the one i found
interesting is the break for the super-rich,
now this may be a stretch for you Jim-Bob but
even some whites have a problem with the Bush
plan. The estate tax is an invention of your
lily white world so stop all your preaching..

what i gave was my opinion of the supposed
tax cut, where u came up with me advocating
stealing is beyond me, but, coming from a
delusional numbnut like yourself it's understandable..next time "read" and try to
comprehend, without assuming that we're
"whining", and there is no sense of "morality"
when it comes to taxation-next time, take your
Valium before you respond so that we can make
some sense out of your lunatic rants.

By Jim ( - on Wednesday, March 14, 2001 - 12:09 pm:

When you critize a tax cut that lets people keep their own money because you think someone else should have it, that's asking for a hand-out -- taking money from those to whom it belongs and doling it out to those to whom it does not belong. I explained in some detail how forcibly expropriating money from someone is stealing, whether it's by a gun or by a vote, but apparently you were intellectually incapable of grasping that simple concept. And whether it's a black racist or a white liberal who advocates this, it's still a handout.

Secondly, this tax cut plan doesn't have any "faucets;" those are things you find in sinks. It has "facets." Like I said before, if I'm a moron, I'm still more intelligent than the imbeciles I'm dealing with here by a long shot. When I start writing about the faucets of a tax plan, you can start calling me a moron with justification. Until then, you have that honor.

Now try repeating this until it sinks in: money belongs in the hands of those who earn it. If someone else takes it, that's wrong.

By zzzzzzz ( - on Wednesday, March 14, 2001 - 12:32 pm:

Jim-Bob, you must be intellectually incapable
of reading or comprehending, i don't think
anyone is in the "Tax-Me" fan club, but i don't
agree with a tax break for the super-rich,
black, white, red or yellow..

oh, i made a typing boo-boo, Jim-Bob, i'd be
rich if i pointed out every word that you
misspelled so save it, and yes, you are a

now, try repeating this, until it sinks into
that brain of yours, and i use that term loosely
because if we put your brain in a bird, it would
fly backwards to the cave that you came from...
the rich "do not" deserve any form of tax break,
the middle class and the working poor deserve
it, not some fat cat "whining" about his estate

By zzzzzzz ( - on Wednesday, March 14, 2001 - 12:44 pm:

now, this is fair: a proposed a tax cut
for the majority of Americans, with an increase in the Earned Income Tax Credit
for those at the bottom of the wage scale.

now Jim-Bob, a simple? : who should get tax relief? The richest
one percent of Americans, who have more than doubled their real
(inflation-adjusted) after tax income over the last 23 years? Or the majority of
Americans, whose income has stagnated?

By GOD ( - on Wednesday, March 14, 2001 - 03:14 pm:






By Maria ( - on Thursday, March 15, 2001 - 12:04 pm:

lol...GOD-what are you talking about?

By Maria ( - on Thursday, March 15, 2001 - 01:59 pm:

Oh...I just noticed you're Greg...no wonder I have no idea what your talkin about.

By Rafee ( - on Thursday, July 12, 2001 - 03:03 pm:

The top 5 percent in wealth in the US pay over 33% of the total tax revenue. That is the one piece of information the Democrats never discuss.
So with any tax cut if you manipulate your words it could sound like they are getting more, it is because they pay more.


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