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Old 12-31-2012, 12:24 AM   #86
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Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
The logic behind raising taxes on the rich is uncomfortable for me. When your justification for doing something is merely "because they can afford it," that sets a dangerous precedent.

Technically I can "afford" to pay more taxes too.
"because they can afford it" isn't the only reason or even the main reason. it's an answer to the posed question "why the rich instead of another group or alternative" and it's a valid answer to that question. the lib's case is that trickle down hasn't been working and it's time to try growing from the middle. i think it's fair to at least give it a shot. and bitching when it isn't working as fast as you'd like after 3 and a half years doesn't count.
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