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  •  I'm going to make an assumption if that's ok... (0+ / 0-)

    I assume you were friends with other people who also paid a tax rate equal to or higher than what I made in a year.  

    I can't imagine that everyone one of them if my assumption is right was as embarrassed as you were if at all about the amount of taxes they paid.  

    If my assumption is right I assume you didn't "defriend" them based on their lack of embarrassment.  

    My father in law probably pays twice my salary a year in taxes and is pissed about every dollar he has to pay, but he's a good man, a literal life saver, a generous man both with his time and money, a loving grandfather, a smart man, and a pretty cool guy to hang out with, who has a sad face when his taxes go up.  So what?

    Who ya gonna shoot wit dat homie, you'd rather blast an original instead of a phony, true macaroni, you don't even know me, and why does your gun say n****z only?

    by mim5677 on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 01:06:21 PM PST

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    •  Sure - not everybody I know agrees with me (2+ / 0-)
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      just like not everybody I know agrees with your father-in-law, or you.

      And a lot of people, including everyone in the WSJ graphic, can do just fine at the higher tax rate.

      A lot of people are sad because Obama got elected - that's no reason to cut them slack when they try to pretend he didn't get elected. Similarly, I see no reason to feel sorry for (and in fact not mock) people with tens of thousands of truly disposable income who are sad because a tiny increment of that will be going for taxes.

      You're suggesting we should be understanding when Scrooge lets Bob Cratchit freeze because he's too cheap to toss an extra lump of coal in the stove. I understand that kind of behavior, but I'm not sympathetic toward it, and the people in the graphic, if really sad, are essentially no different than Scrooge.

      In Soviet Russia, you rob bank. In America, bank robs you.

      by badger on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 02:46:05 PM PST

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      •  I'm not suggesting people be understanding (0+ / 0-)

        I'm suggesting they be reasonable.  

        Did you mock your wealthy friends?  or treat them as the enemy solely based on their income?  Of course not.

        The whole reason I was engaged is because I felt the diary stunk of envy and still do.  The diarist blamed our poor economy on people that made a certain dollar threshold, regardless of a sad or happy face.  Even though he admitted he was one of those people at one time.  

        Why would someone being sad about paying more taxes make them a scrooge, when that says nothing about their charitable donations or generosity?  You don't have a thorough accounting of where your federal tax dollars go.  Your taxes could be the taxes that puts a 10k screw on to a drone

        It's lazy to mock someone based on a number and not know anything about their situation.

        Who ya gonna shoot wit dat homie, you'd rather blast an original instead of a phony, true macaroni, you don't even know me, and why does your gun say n****z only?

        by mim5677 on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 09:00:01 PM PST

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