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Here's how it would work: Everyone should sign a pledge to commit to a 70 percent tax rate. Then, you give all that money to the government and show us conservatives what it really means to you.

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BOAZ, you dumbass, it is 70% taxable income over $10,000,000 per year. She needs to make over $10,000,000 to have to pay that rate.

Haw stupid are you?

#1 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019-01-17 06:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 11

What a crazy article. It acknowledges right away that Ocasio-Cortez is indeed talking about a 70% marginal tax rate, then dares her and all liberals to donate 70% of all salary.

It's pretty obvious that Alexandria and most liberals would love to do exactly what she is talking about. I know I would. I mean, who needs more than $10 million/year(or $7 million after taxes)?

#2 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-01-17 07:02 PM | Reply

America learned how to pay 70% marginal income taxes during the 60s and 70's, before that it was a 90% marginal income tax. But I realize that back then rich people were still patriotic, today they are mostly just greedy scumbags like the Walton, Kochs, Trumps, McConnells, Scotts, Mercers, and many, many more.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2019-01-17 07:17 PM | Reply

Haw stupid are you?

#1 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour

He will never make $10,000,000.

He will never make $1,000,000.

He is probably not making $100,000.

He might be making $10,000.

That is about how stupid he is.

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-01-17 07:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Boaz exists so the RoCs and Jeffj's of the world have someone to look down on.

#5 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-01-17 07:32 PM | Reply | Funny: 3 | Newsworthy 1

FF Dr Jones.

#6 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-01-17 07:34 PM | Reply

You liberals just want the money. That's all. Money someone else has.

No one should be asked to give 70% of any amount of their money unless everyone else in the country does too.

#7 | Posted by boaz at 2019-01-17 07:54 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

You liberals just want the money. That's all. Money someone else has.

No one should be asked to give 70% of any amount of their money unless everyone else in the country does too.

#8 | Posted by boaz at 2019-01-17 07:54 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

No one should be asked to give 70% of any amount of their money unless everyone else in the country does too.

#7 | POSTED BY BOAZ AT 2019-01-17 07:54 PM | FLAG:

Did you know Trump made it so he pays less than others? The real estate pass through did that.

#9 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-01-17 08:42 PM | Reply

No one should be asked to give 70% of any amount of their money unless everyone else in the country does too.
#7 | POSTED BY BOAZ

I completely agree with you.

Everyone in the country making over $10 million is required to pay 70% taxes on the extra earnings.

See, it's not excluding anyone.

Glad we see eye to eye.

#10 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-01-17 11:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You liberals just want the money. That's all. Money someone else has.
No one should be asked to give 70% of any amount of their money unless everyone else in the country does too.
#7 | Posted by boaz

You conservatives just want to see other people hurt. That's all. Pain for everyone but you.

If you had half a brain, that would be a 70% increase.

#11 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-01-17 11:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I bet boaz is so stupid he cant figure out how much brain he has from my #11

#12 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-01-17 11:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"No one should be asked to give 70%"

No one is.

Even with a 70% marginal rate on income over $10MM, no one will pay 70% on all their income. No one.

#13 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-01-18 12:17 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

I'll gladly pay it. But then I get...
Healthcare
Education
Public Transportation
Daycare
Senior care
and all the other progressive platforms...
deal?

#14 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-01-18 03:25 AM | Reply

Boaz, why are you peddling a lie? I do not believe that you are that stupid that you do not understand what the marginal tax rate is. That can only mean that you are deliberately trying to distort the truth. My question is why are you deliberately trying to be deceptive? Is it just a trained response now?

#15 | Posted by Sezu at 2019-01-18 08:35 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

No, I do know what the rate is. I'm just saying it's incorrect and unfair.

The Rich are not just some piggy bank you liberals can keep robbing.

#16 | Posted by boaz at 2019-01-18 08:44 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#7 | Posted by boaz

Clearly, you HAVE NO FRIGGIN' CLUE what you're talking about. We all knew you were pretty damn stupid to start with, but I did not imagine the depths of your ignorance.

Jesus wept.

#17 | Posted by Angrydad at 2019-01-18 08:47 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

I'm just saying it's incorrect and unfair.
#16 | POSTED BY BOAZ

...and you're doing that by lying.

AOC: We want a 70% marginal tax rate.
Boaz: No, a 70% basic tax rate is unfair.
AOC: That's not what I said.
Boaz: I know.
???

#18 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-01-18 08:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

AOC: We want a 70% marginal tax rate.
Boaz: Make it fair first, so it affects all Americans.
AOC: I don't want to tax those that vote for me, I don't care about the rich..
Boaz: Well, at least you are honest.

#19 | Posted by boaz at 2019-01-18 09:41 AM | Reply

Imagine being such a sack of $chitt that you have to lie about taxes to 5th graders?

From Scott Walker twitter:

‏@ScottWalker
Jan 15

Explaining tax rates before Reagan to 5th graders: "Imagine if you did chores for your grandma and she gave you $10. When you got home, your parents took $7 from you." The students said: "That's not fair!" Even 5th graders get it.

#20 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2019-01-18 10:06 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Taxes don't need to go up.
Military spending needs to go down.

The military is essentially a welfare state for those who do not want to be considered to be on welfare. It cleverly camouflages itself as a necessity for the security of the nation, when in reality it
only engages in war in order to manufacture more war, thus securing and propagating itself. Over half of all American tax income goes into this monstrosity, year after year after year.

#21 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2019-01-18 10:17 AM | Reply

#20,

And he told the truth.

#22 | Posted by boaz at 2019-01-18 10:32 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#22 BOAZ, you are stupid. BOAZ...''I know, but Imma stick wit de stupid. It has always served me well in the past'.

#23 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019-01-18 10:59 AM | Reply

"And he told the truth."

No, he didn't.

Like you, Walker doesn't understand the concept behind marginal rates. Even if it passes, NO ONE will pay 70%. If you can't explain why, you shouldn't be in the debate.

#24 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-01-18 11:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#24 | POSTED BY DANFORTH

He did too.

If taxing 70% of a dollar at any point in time, is reasonable then have it, send it in, OWN it.

#25 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-01-18 11:09 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

"He did too."

IOW, you don't understand either.

"If taxing 70% of a dollar at any point in time, is reasonable then have it, send it in, OWN it."

Marginal rates and effective rates are different things. NO one will pay a 70% effective rate, which is what Walker was describing.

#26 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-01-18 11:15 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"If taxing 70% of a dollar at any point in time, is reasonable then have it, send it in, OWN it."

You're an idiot.

I can show you a common place in the tax code where one more dollar of profit triggers a 6000% marginal rate. That doesn't mean the effective rate is 6000%.

#27 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-01-18 11:18 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Boaz, why are you peddling a lie? I do not believe that you are that stupid that you do not understand what the marginal tax rate is. That can only mean that you are deliberately trying to distort the truth. My question is why are you deliberately trying to be deceptive? Is it just a trained response now?

#15 | POSTED BY SEZU AT 2019-01-18 08:35 AM | REPLY | FLAG

Because that is all the right has are lies.

The Tramp Tax Cuts are going to bloat the debt $2 TRILLION dollars over ten years.

#28 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-01-18 12:15 PM | Reply

"The Tramp Tax Cuts are going to bloat the debt $2 TRILLION dollars over ten years."

More like $2.3 Trillion, and eight years, but you're on the right track.

#29 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-01-18 12:17 PM | Reply

NO one will pay a 70% effective rate, which is what Walker was describing.

You are arguing semantics and technicalities.. Even that 70% above whatever million is too much. No one should be taxed more just because they make more money than everyone else.

No one should as the question, "Why do they need" or question what someone else needs money for. That's an invasion of our privacy and our freedom to use what's ours.

#30 | Posted by boaz at 2019-01-18 01:42 PM | Reply

Boaz, you are scum.

Our country needs money to function including paying the military.

Money comes from taxes.

Rich people benefit inordinately from our country.

This is born the concept of a progressive tax-ie the more you make, the more you benefit the more you pay

OF COURSE, when considering an entire tax burden the burden ends up far less progressive.

But regressive scum like you only wants government services that benefit you directly and, like a child, expect the rest to be free.

You want and want and want and don't want to pay. Your cognitive dissonance is satisfied because you delude yourself into thinking you do it on your own.

#31 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-01-18 01:53 PM | Reply

You SAY you know what the marginal tax rate is, yet you continue to distort the truth about it. So you admit that you are a liar. Thanks for clarifying.

#32 | Posted by Sezu at 2019-01-18 02:20 PM | Reply

"You liberals just want the money. That's all. Money someone else has." - #7 | Posted by boaz at 2019-01-17 07:54 PM

We want the money so we can pay for your government welfare checks and government-sponsored socialized medical care.

That makes us the fiscally responsible ones.

#33 | Posted by Hans at 2019-01-18 02:26 PM | Reply

"You are arguing semantics and technicalities."

No, I'm arguing math and truth.

Someone making $20,000,000 will NOT pay an effective rate of 70%. Neither will someone making $30,000,000.

#34 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-01-18 02:31 PM | Reply

"No one should be taxed more just because they make more money than everyone else. "

The person paying the highest percentage of his income in federal taxes isn't the millionaire, or the billionaire. It's the taxpayer making $130,000 on a W-2.

#35 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-01-18 02:40 PM | Reply

"Hey OC, donate 70% of your income; show us how it's done"

That's NOT how it's done.

Headline is awash with ignorance.

#36 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-01-18 02:42 PM | Reply

The person paying the highest percentage of his income in federal taxes isn't the millionaire, or the billionaire. It's the taxpayer making $130,000 on a W-2.

Then change it. Make everyone pay the same amount percentage rate wise. No deductions. No give away. The rich still pay more than everyone else.

#37 | Posted by boaz at 2019-01-18 03:01 PM | Reply

Imagine if you did chores for your grandma and she gave you $10. When you got home, your parents took $7 from you."

I know plenty of parents that would do that. Then they would invest that money, or put it towards college or some other use.
Figures dishonest Cons would have the same understanding of economics and long term vision as a bunch of 5th graders.

#38 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-01-18 03:16 PM | Reply

"Then change it. Make everyone pay the same amount percentage rate wise."

Sorry, but your Republican masters will have none of that.

"No deductions."

Great. You've just closed down half the businesses in America. Heckuva job, Boaz!

#39 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-01-18 03:16 PM | Reply

Even that 70% above whatever million is too much. No one should be taxed more just because they make more money than everyone else.

Of course they should be taxed more.

The reason they are making more is because they:

1) Aren't paying their employees enough.

2) Are receiving substantial tax cuts.

3) Have accountants who are very familiar with tax codes and know all the loopholes.

#40 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-01-18 03:17 PM | Reply

"Imagine if you did chores for your grandma and she gave you $10. When you got home, your parents took $7 from you."

That's not how it works. In fact, with that exact scenario the tax bracket is zero.

#41 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-01-18 03:19 PM | Reply

Boazo, once again proving he's a stupid lily white racist redneck who doesn't know Jack Squat about anything!

#42 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-01-18 05:09 PM | Reply

Poverty exists not because we can't feed the poor, but because we cannot satisfy the rich.

#43 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-01-18 07:25 PM | Reply

#30 LOL

B: *sharts a bunch of demonstrable nonsense*

Others: this is why that's wrong

B: stop using semantics and technicalities *stomps feet*

This is modern "Conservatism", make ---- up and get mad when people point out your views are lying piles of garbage.

#44 | Posted by jpw at 2019-01-18 08:41 PM | Reply

Seriously, most of the "Conservative" bass should be forced to wear signs so that anybody who encounters them are informed that they're interacting with a dangerous level of stupidity.

#45 | Posted by jpw at 2019-01-18 08:45 PM | Reply

Just look for white skin and you'll probably do okay.
Better safe than sorry!

#46 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-01-19 12:36 AM | Reply

The problems with America are caused by morons like Boaz, who are absolutely ignorant and proud of it.

Boaz. You are dumb. Seriously. Not trolling. Not being mean. In all honesty. You're a useful idiot and Republicans love your ignorant vote.

What AOC is suggesting is an attempt to level the playing field.

What you're crying about is how unfair it is for the rich to have to contribute to the nation they have been stealing from for decades.

#47 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-01-19 02:31 AM | Reply

"Boaz. You are dumb. Seriously."

Now, now...

Boaz, how about this: I'll make a donation to the charity of your choice, if you can tell me how much someone would have to make--assuming AOC's tax rates get passed--to pay an effective rate of 70%.

And if you can't, you make a donation to mine: a food pantry. Deal?

#48 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-01-19 02:42 AM | Reply

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