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Old 03-30-2016, 08:01 PM   #91
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is it all that scary if Bernie becomes president? I don't really think so.
You might when you get out of school and start paying taxes.
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You might when you get out of school and start paying taxes.
his tax plan won't increase tax expense all significantly unless you're making more than 200,000 or so. no way I'm making that much money.
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You guys pay obscenely low taxes compared to us. It's really, honestly not that bad. I pay 30% of every paycheque plus 13% sales tax on everything I buy (and all the other sundry ones) directly to the government. The health care is worth it alone. Even just a weekend in a hospital would completely bankrupt me if I had to pay for it out of pocket. I'd be out on the street, quite literally. As it stands now I could get gravely ill and not have to go into poverty as a result.

I know that's easily said, but Americans seem to be absolutely terrified of taxes. Sure, a lot of it gets wasted, but in my experience it's generally been worth the money.
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You might when you get out of school and start paying taxes.

I'm in between school. Doing school and work right now. I got taxed hardcore as is (independent contractor work 😑).

I'm not afraid of more taxes. More fearful of not withholding taxes after this fiscal year 😂
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You guys pay obscenely low taxes compared to us. It's really, honestly not that bad. I pay 30% of every paycheque plus 13% sales tax on everything I buy (and all the other sundry ones) directly to the government. The health care is worth it alone. Even just a weekend in a hospital would completely bankrupt me if I had to pay for it out of pocket. I'd be out on the street, quite literally. As it stands now I could get gravely ill and not have to go into poverty as a result.

I know that's easily said, but Americans seem to be absolutely terrified of taxes. Sure, a lot of it gets wasted, but in my experience it's generally been worth the money.
That about describes my situation too, albeit probably in another different country again. There are swings and roundabouts in this world. Did you know Australia spends less as a percentage of GDP on healthcare than the US? Like, way less.
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I'm in between school. Doing school and work right now. I got taxed hardcore as is (independent contractor work 😑).

I'm not afraid of more taxes. More fearful of not withholding taxes after this fiscal year 😂
My condolences.
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And it's not like if my taxes were suddenly way lower or even 0% for that matter, that I'd be able to afford something like a major surgery if I needed one. I'd still be 100% fucked. I haven't needed the health care system in Canada for very much so far in my life, and even if I never once spend any serious time in the hospital (knock on wood), my taxes went to pay for things like sick kids's treatment and needy folks getting the medical help they wouldn't get otherwise.
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That's the whole point of taxation (well, one of its points, the other is to ensure the national currency is recognised as a common medium of exchange) - to socialise certain costs.

In some fantasy world it might be ok for everyone to be their own little petty borgeoise sole trader, paying for doctors and surgeries like you pay for a nice meal at a restaurant. But that world looks a lot like hell to me.
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his tax plan won't increase tax expense all significantly unless you're making more than 200,000 or so. no way I'm making that much money.
Right, cause you're just set for life if you're making 200-250k
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Right, cause you're just set for life if you're making 200-250k
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Think I'd rather pay more tax than have women punished for looking after themselves.
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What is that, some kind of soshalizm nonsense?
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I'd be a lot more willing to pay more taxes if I had any faith whatsoever that the government was capable of spending it efficiently.

Perhaps we work on that first before we keep taking more money from people.
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Right, cause you're just set for life if you're making 200-250k
what does that even supposed to mean?
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My condolences.

Took every penny of my savings 😢 just filed now. I'm such a good tax payer look at me.
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