Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections

Posted by bodhipooh on 2017/12/19 17:17:56
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hero69 wrote:
whether this affects me or not is irrelevant, why should people be penalized for being successful?


Welcome to the Republican Party.

Seriously, though... you are making the opposite argument of most liberals who advocate for a progressive tax system. That is, incrementally higher taxes for those making more. The more you make, the more you pay, not just in actual dollars, but actual percentages. The AMT was instituted to ensure that very well to do people would not be able to take advantage of tax breaks and loopholes to avoid paying defined minimums. Over time, as salaries have soared for many segments of the population, more and more of us are stuck paying the AMT. And, trust me, it sucks to pay it every year. But, now you are saying you are OK with people not having to pay a minimum amount of tax by taking/exploiting all kinds of loopholes and breaks? I think you got your talking points mixed up.

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