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CNN Blog, Tuesday April 17

Today is the due date for people to file their federal income taxes. These are taxes levied by the federal (national) government on the amount of money a person earns each year. Our federal income tax is said to be a progressive tax, meaning the more money you make, the higher a percent of tax you pay. The current tax rates are 0%, 10%, 15%, 25%, 28%, 33%, and the highest is 35%.

Your Question (Two Parts):

1) Do you believe the government has the right to tax a persons income (the money they earn)? Why or why not?

2) Do you believe that a person should be taxed more for making more money? Why or why not?

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368 comments on “CNN Blog, Tuesday April 17

  1. No, because we already have enough problems as our own, and if we get involved in any more. Know one knows what could happen.

  2. No I don’t think that people should be taxed at all for the money they make, I think that richer people shouldn’t be taxed more just because they make more money.I also think that people who make more money should at least find a way to donate money to the government or the community,

  3. I don’t think the government should have to the right to tax us because some people don’t have the extra money, they need it. If people make a lot of money they shouldn’t be taxed more because they earned that money themselves and shouldn’t have it taken away.

  4. No I don’t think people should have to pay the same amount of taxes. The richer people should have to pay more and the poorer people should have to pay less. It would keep our economy more fair. The government shouldn’t be able to take peoples money that they worked for. It’s theirs and they worked hard for it so no one should be able to take it.

  5. I don’t think it is right to tax peoples incomes because it is their money and we some of us work hard to earn the money. No, I don’t think that you should be taxed more if you make more money. Its not fair that one person pays a certain amount and another pay more than that.

  6. I don’t really know anything about taxes. But I don’t really think that the government should tax people on their income. No I don’t think that people should be taxed more because they make more money. I think that everyone should be taxed the same. Even though they should probably be taxed more its not right that they tax them more. I don’t really know anything about taxes anyways so I don’t really know what should happen and what shouldn’t.

  7. I think that the government should be able to tax the income because the money comes back around to you in different ways. The money also helps other people and it is second to only the people in the army do. It also works like the golden rule “do on to others as you want done to you” because of other people do this then your money comes back like ten fold in different ways of course.

  8. Even though they MAY not have the right, paying taxes helps us all in the end. I do believe that there should be a difference between the amounts of taxes Americans have to pay. But, there should only be higher taxes for the Americans with the very highest earnings.

  9. 1) I don’t think that they have the right to tax us because the government should have enough money right now, it’s just that so many people nowadays are so money and power hungry, that we should help them stop being that way.
    2) I think that people should just be taxed on a standard tax percentage so that the higher-paying people will be taxed more and people that have a lower pay will be paying less.

  10. No, because it is our own earned money and its not6 fair for them to take it away from us. No a person should not be taxed more for making more money, they should have to pay the same amount as everyone else. This would be the only fair way i feel.

  11. i don’t think the gov should be able to tax people and take there $ that they worked hard for. i think they should tax the people with more $ or tax them more then what they tax the lower class.

  12. I do think that the government has the right to tax the income a person makes. I think this because everyone relies on things the government does, and it takes money to fund those things and the taxes help pay for them. I think that people who make more money should be taxed slightly more then people who do not make as much money. I think this because people who earn more money obviously have more money and their money can help run the government, and they have the money while others who do not have as much money can’t afford to pay as high of taxes.

  13. 1) Do you believe the government has the right to tax a persons income (the money they earn)? Why or why not?

    I do not agree with this, but then again I would have to because without the tax money being taken out there would not be any income for the schools or doctors or health cares or military. It is a hard decision but I’d still have to say I do not agree with this specifically because it’s cutting out the hard earned money of the tax payers which many of whom have families to pay for.

    2) Do you believe that a person should be taxed more for making more money? Why or why not?

    Yes, if they make more money than the average person then they surely should get taxed more for their amount. Otherwise it wouldn’t be fair due to the payments being more than that of the people being paid minimum wadge.

  14. yes i do think they have the right to tax the persons money that they earn because it goes to war, veterans, medical care, and s.s and i still don’t think it is that much money they could live with out it. look people in the world all ready do. yes i do think the more money a person makes that they should be taxed more the more they make the more they should give.

  15. I think that the government should not take the money from anything more then the persons income like not even the income is not enough to help pay they dont have enough money. They earned the money working so they shouldnt have to give it back on taxes.

  16. i don’t think they should tax people on how much they earn because some people make more money then others and some people would have to pay more then others.also they shouldn’t be tax more because they make more money.

  17. I would rather that we did not have an income tax, but if it is necessary then we ought to have it. I just don’t like the idea of the government taking the money we earn.
    Someone should not be taxed more for making more money. It may seem unfair, but it’s better than the richer being taxed more. In theory, if it got extreme, a vast majority of the population could become the middle class, even more so than now.

  18. Yes, I think that the government should have the power to tax their people for the federal services they offer. I would like someone to pay me if I did something for them, yes it isn’t necessary for me to be paid if it is just a small favor but if it is something that I commit my life to I’d like to get something more in return than a pat on the back. Well seeing that the taxes are to power the federal government and state government I feel the only reason you would have to be charged extra was if you actually used these resources extensively and more than the average person. I don’t see why people who make more money should be taxed more if you actually look at what the money goes to. So the question is why should someone have to pay more just because they make more?
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  19. I think that the government should be aloud to tax a person’s income because the money is used to improve, help, and protect the country they live in. How ever, I also think that how much depends on the amount of money they make. Those who make more money should pay more because they have more money to spare than some one with a low paying job.

  20. I think the government has the right to tax a person’s income. The government needs to regulate our countries income and that is by taxes. It doesn’t who the person is, they need to be taxed. I think that rich people should have to pay a larger tax. Rich people have the money so they also need to pay more. Poor people have less money so they should pay less.
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  21. I don’t think the government should be able to tax us on the money we make because they tax enough things already.I don’t think they should be able to freely take the money that we earn.I also think that everyone should be taxed the same amount.The rich shouldn’t be taxed more just because they have their money.They earn there money by working hard and being successful.

  22. No i don’t think that they are allowed to tax the money that a person makes. I think this because this is what the person earns they have no right to take a portion of what someone makes. I do think that people that are richer than others should have to pay more for taxes because they don’t have anything to lose and it probably wouldn’t bother them.

  23. I do not think it is right for the government to tax people for the amount of money they earn. People get off their butts and work to pay for things they need. If people choose not to work then that’s their fault they shouldn’t get the working peoples money because their lazy. I don’t see the government doing anything… they just sit back and take the working peoples money. I think with all the money the government already has they should use their Money to help the disabled NOT the money of the people who work and especially not to pay the people that are to lazy to get up and work!! IT’S SO FRUSTRATING!

  24. i think that the should have a tax structure. That structure should be based on how much a person makes. That way people would not be over taxed.

  25. I think people should be taxed more for spending more money to the government. It will be fair if they give the citizens double their tax for helping out.

  26. I think that the government does not have the right to tax persons income because we are equal and should be taxed the same as everyone else it. I don’ think that a person should be taxed more making more money. If somebody makes more money , they should be able to keep it.

  27. I think that they shouldn’t tax us on our earnings. I say that they shouldn’t because we earn the money so we should be able to buy what we want with the money. No people that make more should be taxed even though they make more, they make the money so they should keep the money.

  28. Yes, I think that it is okay because if they didn’t then there would really e no money in the government. It shouldn’t be super expensive though. Yes, I think they should because they have more money to spend and they should use it to help people rather than buying 12 iPads.

    • Dude you’re going to make me pay more money because I make more money? Do we have a problem bro? They don’t use the services more than anyone else, so why should they have to pay more?

  29. I don’t think the Government should be allowed to tax people. The taxes go towards the major debt that the Government got us into. If the government wants out of the debt they got us into then they shouldn’t of gotten us into it in the first place. I do on the other hand find it fair that the people who make the most money have to pay more taxes. It just seems fair to do so.

  30. I think that the government should be able to tax us on our income. The taxes that we pay are for good things and they help the rest of the country. Without taxes our military wouldn’t be anything like it is now. I don’t think that people should be taxed more just for making more money. They obviously work hard for it so they shouldn’t have to give more away.

  31. I think that they shouldn’t tax on earnings. It is not fair to the people who earn the money to do that. I also think that this is not fair again for the 2nd part.

  32. I think the government shouldn’t be allowed to take the people’s hard earned money. People work so they can use that money for food and a house. The way it works, yes they should because they get to keep more, make it even!

  33. I don’t believe that the government has to right to tax a persons income. I think that because it is that persons money that they worked hard to earn. The government has no right to take that persons money away for earning it. I also don’t believe that a person should be taxed more for making money. I think that because you shouldn’t be taxed depending on how much money you make. It isn’t very fair for a person who makes less money to pay no taxes where a person who makes more money to pay a lot of taxes. There should be one flat tax so it is fair for everyone.

  34. I don’t think it’s fair for people who make more money to be taxed more. If they are working hard and spending time to make the money they have, then it’s not far for them to be taxed more just because they are working harder. I don’t think the government should be able to take that away from them

  35. I think they should be able to tax our income, but i think that they are taxing us too much. I am not sure exactly how much we get taxed, but if we lose like $1000 per month due to taxes, i feel that is too much. For number two, i do think that should tax the rich more than us. Raising how much they already pay, though, i do not agree with. The fact that we keep raising taxes is causing the lack of jobs, because the rich people, who, in fact, START businesses, think to themselves, “Hmm, i guess it would be cheaper to start these jobs in China, as i wont be taxed so much there.” If we lower taxes on rich people, (keep in mind the taxes are already very high on them,) then jobs may be created. I dont mean lower it to what we pay, but dont make it outrageously high.

  36. I think that the government shouldn’t tax income, but it does help with things that need to be taken care of. People should be taxed based on their financial situations. If one person makes less than 15,000 dollars a year they shouldn’t be taxed as much as a person with a 150,000 dollars a year.

  37. I think that there is no choice but to tax peoples income because the only way to get more money for services like fire stations is to tax people. The other options to make money is to raise taxes on goods which would end up taking that same money from income taxes back. I do believe that the rich should be taxed more because they make plenty of money and they need to share with there poor “brothers”.

  38. Yes, i do think that people should be taxed on their income because the taxes go to things that really us and people in need out. I also agree if you make more you should get taxed more because a set number will hurt the people that make very little and won’t be enough for the rich. In all, we should get taxed so we can get money to help out.

    • I agree that we should be taxed because it helps people out. I also agree that how much tax you pay should depend on how much money you make. People who make a lot of money have more money to spare than some one with a low paying job.

  39. No i do not believe the government has a right to tax a person’s income. People have the right to use their money on the things they need to. And no people should’t be taxed more if they have more money. People shouldn’t have to pay more even if they get more money. They earned that money fairly.

  40. I don’t think the government should have the right to tax people more depending on their income. It only seems fair to tax everyone on the same level, instead of the money they’re earning. The richer people may have the money to pay it, but that’s their money that they’ve probably worked hard to earn and we’re taking it just because they make more.

  41. There should be no tax on any of the paychecks just on food and stuff they can boost it to 15 cents every dollar or something
    No not at all he worked hard for it. I HOPE!! LOL

  42. i think we should get taxes taken out of our pay check, but not as much. There should be more taken out of more wealthy people because they can afford it. There should be 1% taken out of our pay checks in my opinion. We should all take a vote to see what we should be able to spend it on.

  43. i dont think they should take out from there pay check they should add it in to taxs a person who makes more money should give more money to taxs but not take it out of there pay check

  44. I believe that people should be taxed on the money the earn. The government is in a lot of debt right now, imagine where they would be without taxes. Also I do not think that the way your taxed should be on how much money you earn. If you worked hard and your making more money you shouldn’t get taxed more for it.

  45. I don’t think it’s right to tax peoples income. People who make more money shouldn’t be taxed either.Those people who have worked very hard to get to that position to be able to make that much money. That’s what I think about the Government taxing people’s income.

  46. I don’t think the government has the right to take money for income taxes, people work hard to get that money they earn each year!! I also don’t think it is right to penalize people for making more money, they would be better off finding a job that most people do and make the same amount of money they do a year so they don’t have to work hard.

  47. It’s annoying but they need to because they need the money to help keep our country running. They could come up with ways to tax less though. Also, they should not tax people who are richer more, because they usually have worked hard for their money. They should just pay the same percentage as everyone else.

  48. No i don’t think that the government has the right to tax a persons income. But yes people that make more money should be taxed more so that money can help the economy.

  49. I think that the government should have the right to tax us on the money we earn but i think that we should get the right to vote on what our government tries to spend there money on. And No i do not think that people should be taxed a lot more because they make more money, if they are a hard worker and disserve the money they make then they should not have to spend more money to help support the government.

  50. I think it’s OK if the government taxes pour income because, it goes to good things that help other people. But i do not think it’s OK to tax people more if they make more money than someone else. That is not fair.

  51. i think that all people should have to pay the same amount of taxes no matter their income but it should be more affordable for the “average” person. the money that the people make should be able to spend it how they want to spend it. we should be taxed on the same amount no matter how much money they make.

  52. I do think that the government has the right to tax people. However people should not be taxed more just because they make more money. Small business owners are taxed heavily which makes it hard for them to hire more people which would fix our economy.

  53. I think that all people should be taxed the same, it isn’t fair to tax richer people more percent of their income if they earn it. They shouldn’t be taxed more because they work hard for their money, but all people need to pay their taxes to help the government.

  54. I think that for the most part, there should just be one flat tax. That way it isn’t unfair to anybody. But if someone is extremely wealthy, I think that there should be just a small maybe a five percent increase on their taxes. That way the government still gets a good enough amount of money.

  55. I think that the government should be able to tax people one their earnings but i don’t believe that people who earn more should be taxed more. I think that there should be a set amount that everyone has to pay in taxes.

  56. i dont think the government should be able to tax the cash you make because you worked hard for that cash. I also think that the government shouldnt be able to tax you if you make more cash. If you make more you problably had to work hard too get there.

  57. I definitely do not think the government has any right to tax people’s income. People work hard to get money and to get it taken away would be so terrible. they should not be taking it away to make more money because then things will become so much more expensive. it’s just unnecessary and i think it’s ridiculous.

  58. i think it is good that the government taxes us because without that we would be so far in debt. america needs taxes and needs to increase taxes. i think the richer should pay more because they already have more than enough to maintain a great life style.

  59. Personally I do not think the government has the right to tax a person’s income. I think they should not be able to do this because people earn their money, just because they are making more they should not be taxed more. I think a person should NOT be taxed more for making more money. They worked hard to earn this money, therefore, they should have the right to do whatever they want with it. It is only right to have everyone pay the same. If it were like that than you could have someone who makes not a lot of money and it is paying barely any taxes, compares to someone who makes a lot and is paying way more taxes.

  60. I think people who make a lot of money should be taxed more than people who make less money. It’s completely fair. Also, it’s good that we get taxed. Our country wouldn’t be as good if we didn’t get taxed.

  61. No, because most people work hard for what they earn. They can’t just take it away from us! And, no for the second one because it should be equal for everyone. The rich shouldn’t pay more and neither should the poor.

  62. Yes, because the army, and the government has to get payed too. Yes because u will get more back then what they have taken.If they don’t who would pay the army, veterans.

  63. I don’t think its right for the government to tax someones income because if they did then we wouldn’t be making our salary. Also some families cant afford things like food and shelter, then are usually forced to work two jobs. So it really takes things away from the people who need it the most. Again no, the government needs to not tax peoples income because its the money they work hard for, so it doesn’t seem right to take some of it away.

  64. I do not think that the government has the right to tax a persons income. This is because people have to work hard for what they earn. If they have a higher income, it is because they earned it. Those people shouldn’t have to pay higher taxes just because they have a higher income.

  65. I don’t think that the government should be able to make people pay taxes at all. The government should find some other way to make money. Not take it from people. I don’t see why people have to pay taxes. I think if they didn’t make people pay taxes then people would have more money.

  66. No, I don’t think that the government should take a fee away from the earnings that some people struggle to get. I believe that there are already enough taxes on other things, but when you start to tax people on the money they make, that is plain out dumb. I also think that if you make more money than most people, you should pay a little more percentage, but not a whole lot.

  67. no i dont think its alright to tax the money we earn because we work hard for our money and they shouldent be taking any kind of our money at all like im sure the united states has enough money i should be able to take money from them if they can us

  68. I think that if he didn’t have taxes then our goverment would only be in more debt. I do believe that the more money you make the more you should be taxed. I think that if you make a lot of money it’s not fair you have to pay just as much as people who are almost homeless and do’t have money left over.

  69. I think that the government does have a right to tax it’s people, although it’s not very enjoyable. I don’t think it’s right for the government to tax people who make more money, only because maybe those people probably worked hard for it, but taxes are what help keeps the economics in our country going!

  70. I do not think that people should be taxed based on their income. I don’t think that’s fair. Just because someone makes more money, does not mean that they should be taxed more. Everyone should be taxed the same amount of money.

  71. No I don’t think that people should get taxes pulled out of the money they earn. People work pretty hard for their money and there’s something wrong with somebody else if they take it away. I also disagree with making people with more money pay more. They work even harder for their money. When they get their paychecks, their probably disgusted with how much money isn’t there, and how that’s not what they learned. Taxes are wrong in my opinion.

  72. government has the right to tax peoples income because it is a way for them to have tax there people, but not over tax the poor. I do believe that taxes should get progressively high if you make more money. If they make more money, they can afford more taxes. They also can afford lawyers to find every loop hole to have them pay less taxes

  73. I think that Americans should have the right to pay the same amount of taxes. Americans work hard for their money, and if someone makes more money than the other, I don’t think that they should have to pay more taxes. It might be a good idea, but I don’t think that it is right.

  74. I think that its not right for the government to take some of the money people earn, they were the ones who worked hard to earn it. I think the the wealthy should get taxed more money. They can afford it, and i think they should have to pay more than the poor, so the poor can keep the money that they need.

  75. I think that the government has no right to tax it citizens on the money they earn. It is completely unfair, almost like stealing. Because there already is an income tax, I do believe that people that make more money should have to pay higher taxes, only to make it fair. On the other hand, it could be considered unfair that people are having to pay less taxes just because they make less money.

  76. Yes, they have the right, because the government needs money to fund the military, run national parks, and help out people who need it. I do not think that the rich should be taxed more. They worked hard for their own money, many of them worked from the ground up. So therefore they earned their money, and if somebody really wanted to be in the upper class, all they need is a good idea to make some money.

  77. I think that people should not be taxed for the money they earn. They should be able to keep all the money they earn from working. A person shouldn’t be taxed more for how much money they earn a year. What happened to treat everybody equally?

  78. I believe that the government does have the right to tax people’s income. They have to in order to found our military and other things. However the government shouldn’t be able to tax someone more, just because they make more money. We should all be taxed the same amount.

  79. I don’t think that they should tax people for he money they ear, because they probably worked really hard for it and they don’t want to see some of it taken away. I do think that it is somewhat fair for people who make more money to have to pay more money, because I think that people should have to pay a percentage and not have there be just one flat rate for everyone.

  80. I do not think that the government should tax people. Its the money they worked for not to just be taken away after. I get where they are putting the money too, but it still shouldn’t be coming from the money people have worked for.

  81. I think it is right to tax the wealthy more because if you make the poor pay the same amount of money that the wealthy have to pay then the poor will just get poorer. I think that it is fine that you will be taxed by the amount you earn. It is the right for them to pay more if they make more.

    • I agree with you because then the poor just get poorer, and it would be really hard for them to get money and help their family.

  82. I think that no one should be taxed, the rich to poor. Some people cant afford it or its just to much. what they do for it is ok in some ways. They shouldn’t have it be put on social security. It’s ok when the military gets it and the vets, because most vets are poor and live in nothing.

  83. I feel the government has the right to tax its citizens not to much money but enough to keep its self running.If the government spends the tax payers money on pointless things it should not be then the tax payers should have a say what the money they have worked so hard to earn is spent on.

  84. I think the government has a right to tax. What should happen is based on the amount a individual makes should determine how much they pay. If there weren’t taxes then our country wouldn’t get proper funding.

  85. I do not think the government has the right to tax people on the money they earn. If they have worked many hours and hard for this money, they have earned the right to use it however they wish. I think if something is won in something such as the lottery though, it would be more understandable to be taxed because it was not money that was earned.

  86. i guess the gov kinda has to tax Americans to make money. because with out it america would be poor. I do think rich should have to pay more then the poor because the poor need that money to live and with out it they really struggle but the rich have much money to spare therefor i think they should pay more to help the poor

  87. i dont think its right for the government to tax how much money people make. people work hard for that money. i believe people should be taxed more if they make more money because if they have money that means they have enough for taxes.

  88. I don’t think they should tax us but scene they are going to anyway at least its going to a good cause. everyone should be taxed the same amount just so people don’t complain.

  89. I think that everyone should get taxed the same amount. I don’t think that they should tax wealthier people more, but I do think that they should tax less to people who do not even have a job. Considering that it’s almost impossible to find a good job that pays good too now a days.

  90. I do not think that they should tax people’s income because they worked hard for that money. If the government is going to take away their income, then why would they give it to the employees in the first place? I do think that people should have a bigger tax rate with a larger income to keep things fair and equal.

  91. No, I do not believe the government should have the right to tax a persons income. I think this because that is the money they have earned and it is not right for the government to take that away from them. Yes, I believe a person should be taxed more for making more money. I think this because people that are not wealthy enough to pay that much taxes shouldn’t have to because they do not have the money.

  92. no why should we give up our money we worked so hard for and just give it away.the government should find a different way to make money like use the money they get from the drug company’s.if we must get taxed then they should tax the rich they got plenty of money and if they need more money than the rich should stop buying furniture you cant sit in.

  93. i think that they should not taxes us on are earnings because a lot of people make a lot of money so it would be a lot of takes. no, they might be giving money they earn to charity’s and hospitals.

  94. No i don’t think they should be able to income peoples taxes for what they earn. People have other things to pay and if we are just paying for the government to do things in the economy the thing i don’t get is why do us Americans have to pay for others health care and the military, And i really dont know if people should get taxed more just because they earn more.

  95. I think they should depending on how much money the person makes per year. If the people are poor, then you shouldn’t charge them to pay money they don’t have.
    That will just put them in debt and cause them even more problems for them right now and in the future.

  96. No, i do not believe that the government has the right to tax a persons income. Because there are some people make a lot of money and they would have to pay a lot for taxes. People should not be taxed more for making more money because, it not right to have some people pay more and some people pay less.

  97. I don’t think the government has the right to tax a persons income. The money that person earned is their money and it should not be taxed. I don’t think that a person should be taxed based on how much money they make. They are the ones who earned the money, they should be able to do what they like with it.

  98. Do you believe the government has the right to tax a persons income (the money they earn)?…….no i think a person should be taxed based on things that are fair and equal
    Do you believe that a person should be taxed more for making more money? absolutely not,if someone was taxed based on their income it would be unequal for someone who makes less money

  99. I don’t believe the US government has the right to tax our hard earned money. People have to work very hard and the government takes a chunk of that money away so easily. I also think that the rich should be taxed, but not too much because we need that money to help our economy.

  100. I think that the government shouldn’t be allowed to tax people. The people earn that money by working hard and then the government takes that away from them. I also think that if you have more money you should have to pay higher taxes. This would help provide more towards our money goes and it wouldn’t put such a burden on the lower class people.

  101. I do believe that the government should have some right to tax people. We need money put away for health care, defense, and veterans. But they do not need to go overboard, overtaxing people. It is not fair to them, that is their hard earned money. I think that there should be an equal tax rate for all people no matter what their total income.

  102. I think the government has the right to tax people based on their incomes because the money from taxes goes to benefit everyone. I also think it’s fair that there are different tax rates based on how much money a person makes because poorer people can’t afford to pay as much as richer people.

  103. I believe that the government has a right to put taxes on peoples income. The government can only do this if it is a reasonable amount. They cant take 50% of your money but they could take 5%. The government needs money and that is one way of them getting more money. I think the government should charge people who make more money more because they have more money to spare, especially the really rich people.

  104. I think that its not really fair to tax people on their income. It is their money that they worked hard for. I also think that people should be taxed the same amount no matter if you are richer than other people or not. If your rich i don’t think you should pay more for taxes either because they work just as hard as anyone else

  105. I think that all citizens should pay taxes because that’s how are government can remain like in power and stay a good government. I also think that if people don’t earn over the i guess average income they should not have to pay taxes. Also i think all the citizens that are considered to be “rich” should pay a higher tax that will help out but not really affect there amount of money. And also its not like the government is steeling are money its just a little amount from everyone that will help out are government allot.

  106. Personally, I think that people shouldn’t be taxed based on their income. The people who make more money pay more and I think that is unfair, people who have jobs and work hard pay for others who may collect food stamps and get money through the state. People who work are paying taxes and those taxes are being put into the wrong things.

  107. No i don’t think the government should tax peoples income because it’s the money THEY earn for themselves. I think no, the wealthier people shouldn’t pay more, but maybe they should let the less wealthy people pay less.

  108. I think the government does have the right to tax the people on their income. Although I also think that people with more money, and that earn more, should pay more taxes because it is only fair to the rest of society that everyone pays the same tax percent based upon their annual income, and how much they can afford. It is not fair that a person who is poor and a person who is rich, to pay the same amount because they can/ cant afford the same payments.

  109. I think that although they may be a pain, taxes are necessary in order for our protection and education. Without paying taxes, our military would collapse along with our public education programs. What I don’t agree with, is the fact that people with more money are forced to pay a higher percentage of tax. It is not fair for those who work really hard to make a lot of money because they have to give more of it away than those who don’t work as hard and earn less money. It also doesn’t help with encouraging work ethic because some people figure that if they work hard they’ll just be taxed more.

  110. I think that the government should NOT be allowed to take taxes away from people. One reason is because it hurts our economy, hey are taking away peoples money for things that we don’t even notice. Another reason i don’t think taxes are right is because of the way they r spent, our government is just wasting our hard earned money, we should be able to know where our money is going.

  111. I dont think that government has a right to take away the money we earn. I mean yes, we have to pay for certain things, but, It’s mainly just because we earned the money. The government just takes it away, people could use it for more purposeful reasons. I think everyone should be taxed based on what they earn,even if the government did make taxes higher for people with more money, it would just start conflict, so it should be based on what a person earns.

  112. I don’t think they should tax the income tax because these people earned their money they get and they can’t just take that away from them. They work for the money they get and they shouldn’t have to just loose some of it. People that get payed more shouldn’t have to give more money because they work hard for the money they earn and no one should just take it away from them, they deserve the money.

  113. I think that the government has the right to tax people because it is a way to pay for things that we as a nation need. The taxes that we pay will help pay for the military, medicine, veterans, and social security. These are all important things to pay for because they keep us safe and healthy. I think that people who make more money should pay more in taxes than others should. They make lots of money. Other people have low paying jobs that barely provides the money needed to pay the taxes with some left over for other necessities

  114. I don’t think that the government should tax people according to their earnings. It was what they worked for and I don’t think they should take the away. But since they do that now anyways, they should tax people who make more money a little bit more than the people that don’t.

  115. I don’t think they should tax the income tax because its the money that people earn. They work hard to get the money to pay off things and so everything is balanced. I don’t think that people should be taxed more for the money they make because its just more stress for a person who doesn’t get paid all that much and people could be way too behind in paying other taxes.

  116. I don’t think that the government should be able to take the money we earn through hard work because we work hard to earn the money we do to help support our families and pay our bills. I just don’t see the point in taxes. I think that people shouldn’t have to pay more taxes because they make more money than other Americans. I think this because they have families and bills to pay just like everyone else does even if they make a better income taxes should be equal all across the working class not higher in the richer classes and not lower in the poorer classes but equal.

  117. I don’t think that it is right to tax someones income. It is there money they are making. Taxing it is like stealing from them. I think that if they are going to have income taxes that it is okay that they tax the rich more because they can afford it.

  118. I don’t think that the government can take money away for taxes. Its not right and its their fault for getting us so far into debt that they need to steal money from us that we earned. I don’t think that the government has the right to take away our hard earned money but what are you going to do to stop them. I think it should be equal for rich people to pay the same amount as everyone else because they are just the more hard workers. But if they are really rich like Bill Gates I think that they should have to give some money to charities or be given some kind of fine if they don’t annually.

  119. I think that they should not tax us on are earnings because, we all work very hard for are jobs. And some people might not have enough money to pay for all these taxes. I also do not think people with more money should get taxed more, i think it would be very unfair. Because those people might give there money to charity or something.

  120. I don’t think that it’s fair for them to tax someones income because they worked hard for that money and they already have so many taxes on other things. I also don’t believe that it is fair for them to tax people more depending on how much money they make. They earned that money by doing better at school and they should be rewarded, not taxed more.

  121. I i think people should be taxed on their income because if they’re not then they could raise the income to what they want. I also think that people who make more money should be taxed more because they have more money then other people. They should be taxed more but not to much because then people will start to complain about being taxed to much.

  122. Yes I do think that the government should be able to tax a persons income because that pays for many of the services that help us daily like the Military, Education , Health Care, and EMS. I also do think that the more the person make they should pay more taxes because some people may not be able to pay taxes and that shouldn’t effect the services that we all use.

  123. i do not believe that the government should be able to tax people on their income because it takes away from all of the bills that they have to pay like the house bills. i also do think that since they already tax by %, they should make the rich pay more .

  124. i think that the gov can tax what ever it whats to but i don’t like tax at all if you need to go to a school to learn it it is o hard for the guy trying to do his him self it needs to be redone i think

  125. No, I don’t think people should be able to tax people on the money they earn. If a person is working hard at their job and trying to have enough money to support them and their family, they shouldn’t be taxed. No, I don’t think it is fair that someone who makes more money than someone else should have to pay more. Nobody should have to pay for having a job and making money.

  126. Yes, I think they should be able to tax someones income because they are a citizen of the United States and they need to contribute. However, I don’t think they should be allowed to put more taxes on people who make more money because those people have worked harder to get the salary and they deserve how much money they make and should not be penalized for their success.

  127. I think that they should tax us on the money we make because you could always get more money back.I think that people who make more money should be taxed more and people who don’t make a lot of money should be taxed less. I think this would be the fair way to go.

  128. I think an income tax is unjust. People should not be taxed for what they earn, but instead the way the spend it. A good example is the sales tax, we only pay it when we buy non-food goods. I also believe everybody should pay the same % amount in taxes. Just because one person makes more than another does not mean that the more fortunate person pays more, percentage wise. If we all pay the same percent then it would be fair.

  129. I think that there should not be taxes on our earnings because many people make good money by working hard n stuff.

  130. I don’t think that its right to take income tax out of others paying. Many people are poor as it is and cant afford taxes. They need money to be able to support a family and everything else they have. People should also not be taxed more if they make a lot of money. They need to keep things fair in the money world if they made the money they should be able to have it without a any worries.

  131. I think the government should be able to take out taxes on the money people earn. This is because it would be the only fair way for everyone to pay the taxes that they need to in a year. I do no think a person should be taxed more if they make more money in a year because it would be fair for one person to pay one amount and the other to have to pay more then the other person.

  132. I don’t think that the government should be able to tax people on their income because they are the ones working for it and they shouldn’t be able to take that away from them. I don’t think that people who make more should be taxed more because they have worked for what they have earned.

  133. I think they shouldn’t have the tax income, they are taking money away that we have worked really hard for and that is not fair to us. I also don’t think that the tax should higher because we earn more money it should stay the same, or if anything it should lower.

  134. I think they should be allowed to because it is the governments money in the first place. People that make more money should get taxed more so that people that are homeless could have a way to get money.

  135. I beleive people should not be taxed on the money they earn. If someone works a ton and get taxed more than someone who barely works it’s not fair. People should pay equal taxes.

  136. No i don’t because we already pay a lot of taxes as it is, so why should they be able to tax us on the hard work people do. I think that there should just be a set percentage that they pay like 15% of their total income instead of raising the tax percent for people with more money.

  137. People should not have their money stolen by Uncle Sam or as I Like to call him, Uncivil Sam. People work very hard to support themselves and their families, and it become increasingly difficult to continue. The government should not have spent money it did not have just so that it could live well. That is what the Monarch of Great Britain did AND it is the reason why our founding fathers fought for revolution. We as Americans should be able to work for money and be able to keep it. The economy is bad because of our leaders poor choices.

  138. No, I do not think it is fair to take money from people who earn it. I think for the most part what they do with the money is good and they need a way to keep getting money for that. I think to the people, it is unfair but to the causes it is fair. I do think a better way is taking money from businesses depending on how much they make, so the people don’t complain as much.

  139. I don’t think that the government should have the right to tax people’s incomes because they earned that money themselves, so the government shouldn’t have the right to take a lot away from them. I also feel that they shouldn’t be taxed more if you earn more money because that is your money that you earned yourself.

  140. I think that they shouldn’t be allowed to because you earned that money with hard work and then if you get taxed for it; it doesn’t feel like you accomplished anything or even got the full money you should get but our government needs money so we have to it the way it goes. If they tax us for how much we get then yes I believe that if you make more you pay more, it would be more fair.

  141. I don’t think that they should be able to tax us on are earnings because we work hard for are money. That wouldn’t be far. They also shouldnt tax people who make more money because they worked hard to make there money.

  142. I don’t think that the government should be allowed to tax a persons income. That is the money that they earn from working and the government should not be able to take some of it away. Since the government does do that right now though they should tax people with a bigger income a little more then the people with a small income because the poor people can not sometimes afford the taxes the rich pay.

  143. I think that taxes are sort of stupid. If the government is spending money, they should have that money. And if taxes are needed, I think everyone should have to pay the same amount regardless of income.

  144. I don’t think that people’s income should be taxed. That’s the money they make that they need to pay for the other taxes put on them for other things. People also shouldn’t be taxed more because they have a higher income. It’s not fair that people with more opportunities have to pay more because of their good fortune.

  145. I don’t think that its right for the government to tax peoples income because people work hard for there money. They should take the same amount of money from each person so that nobody has to have more money taken from.

    • i like your idea but what about those that are poor or the ones that are richer? if you take the same out of everyone’s then the poor will still be poor and the rich would get richer cause there are paying the same amount as the poor people.

  146. yes, it is necessary to keep a big and complex country a float financial way. Also no , they tax us a lot and i’m not sure that our tax payer dollars are being spent and distributed fairly. Yes people who make more should pay more but only to the slightest point, if we tax to much to them to make them like the middle class we would be what a dictatorship would do.

  147. I believe that people shouldn’t be taxed based on their income. It should be the same for every one. That way, it will be fair and no one will get upset for getting taxed more than others.

  148. I don’t think that the government has the right to tax peoples income. The government should not be able to tax income because its like stealing, the government takes money they didn’t earn.

  149. No i do not think that the government has the right to tax a persons income. it is money that the individual earned from hard work. No people should not be taxed more for making more money. people if taxed should be taxed at the same amount not more not less.

  150. I think that they should not tax the earnings because for some people that are starting they will need the money that they earn to get a car a house and eventually support a family it will be kind of hard when the government will tax earnings. And no because they will need to continue supporting their life. And it is their money not the governments.

    • Well you can always get money back on your taxes, too. So, I don’t think it makes a really big difference whether they tax your income or not.

  151. I think that they should be aloud to but depending on the amount of money they make. If you don’t make a lot of money you should pay a smaller amount. I think this is fair.

  152. fi think that they should be taxed we need money to pay for stuff. yes i thinik a person making more money should pay more. i think this way because some people have lees money and have some hard times paying

  153. I don’t think the federal government should be able to tax people on the money they make. People work for their money rather they work hard or if its easy money they still did the work so its not right for the government to tax people on heir own money. I don’t think people should be taxed more if they make more. It their money and they worked hard for it. It should be the same for every person.

  154. I believe that taxes are unconstitutional. One of the larges reasons why the colonists wanted to branch off was because they didnt think it was right that they were being taxed.

  155. I don’t think they should tax us on our earnings because people work so hard just to get their money. I think that every person should have to pay the same amount for taxes.

  156. No i don’t think someone should be taxed for making money, people work really hard to earn that money and when you basically take 1/3 of it away its not fair to those who earned it. People have families to provide for and taking money away takes away any money that could be used to support the family. And a person should not be taxed because they make more money, because those people work jsut as hard as everyone else, and those jobs are important.

  157. I believe that people who make more money should be taxed more. It’s not really fair that people who don’t make much money have to pay as much money as people who earn more. Those who earn less money, should have the right to pay less money in taxes.

  158. I think people should be taxed because that person is giving back to their government and benefiting the whole country. Also I do not think people should be taxed from how much money they make because that is taking away money from people who could own businesses which brings in jobs that overall help the economy.

  159. I think that we should be taxed on the money we earn because it can help with the government, only if the government uses our money in the right way. They should not be taxed more if they make more money because we all need to be taxed the same amount.

    • I agree with you 100%. It makes total sense to do it that way instead of any other way. I said that same thing. For the second question i said it wouldn’t be fair for a person who makes more money to have to pay more taxes.

    • I think we should be taxed differently on how much we make because it isn’t fair for a poorer person to get more of there income then a rich person due to taxes it should be a percentage of the money they earn.

  160. i think that it is not fair to be taking hard earned money from hard working people.
    and i think that if your make alot of money you should not have any more or less money taken out becuase apparently we are all equal.

  161. I think they should not have taxes. It takes away from peoples earnings. and..thats all.

  162. I do think it is fair to tax people on the amount of money they make. Although the rich may “work harder” they may also just be born into a rich family. I think that there are definitely some poor people that work hard and deserve more than they earn. Also, the rich buy more and possibly make more decisions for the government and if some choices are based off the rich, then they should pay more taxes.

  163. No, this feels like complete discrimination. The government should tax everybody equally but they shouldn’t tax us on too much stuff… Which they already do. But most importantly, the government should not be taxing the rich, everyone should be entitled to paying the same amount.

  164. no i think that they shouldn’t be able to tax the people that work hard for there money because the better job you have you should be rewarded, you shouldn’t have to pay more money than the people who didn’t work hard.

  165. Yes I think taxes are fair because it goes to certain things like defense and important things. Not just pointless or useless things.

    No I do not think that they should charge higher taxes on people who make. They should just keep it equal.

  166. I do think that the government should be able to tax people on their income, It helps build and repair roads and many other things. Also they should tax more on people more if they make more. If you charge 25% on everybody and the people making a salary of under 10,000 it will be much harder for them to pay for the things they need. and if you make 300,000 dollars a year, you will have to pay more but you still have 225,000 to keep and that’s a lot of money. It should vary depending on the income of the people

  167. I don’t think the government should have the right to basically steel the money the people earn. People that make more money then others shouldn’t be taxed more. Just because someone is successful doesn’t mean they need to be punished for it. If people earn money, they should be able to use it the way they want, not let the government just take it.

  168. i do not think that anyone should be taxed differently. even if they have more money i think everyone should be taxed equally. they earn all of there money just because there making more doesn’t mean anything.

  169. I do not think that the government has the right to tax our income. We work really hard to earn that money and I do not think that they should be able to just take it away. If a person has a higher income, then they should be taxed more, because if they were being taxed the same amount as someone who made less money than them. then the person with less money would be getting the short end of the stick

  170. I think that when you are a citizen of a country, you need to give up some of your freedoms in return for services like police and fireman. Like it or not, society could not function without the government getting a portion of our money. I also think that it only makes sense to have the rich get taxed at a higher rate. I don’t think of it as “getting punished for being rich”, but getting necessary funding to the government. Taxing the poor would not even get very much money to the government and it might prevent a family from eating. Taxing the rich would give the government far more money and might prevent a wealthy person from being able to have things that they don’t really need.

  171. People who complain that the rich should have to pay higher taxes don’t realize that the people who make a lot of money actually work hard for it, and they went to college. If somebody doesn’t make a lot of money, it’s their own fault

  172. I think that it is right to tax a persons income because then the other things like the defense and other things because it just doesn’t go to pointless things.

    No I think that everyone should be taxed the same amount.

  173. I think a person should not be taxed due to the money he or she makes because they work hard for that money and the people who just sit around not working at all benefit from this. Yes it can fix our country’s debts but it is not right at all!
    – Sir Jacob Wendel Williamston

  174. No i do not think it is right for us the citizens of this country to pay the gov money that we work for. No people that make more should not get more taken out just like teachers should not have that extra 3% taken from them.

  175. i dont think we should be taxed for the money we work for its not fair for other people to get money for all of our work when they dont do anything, also if people make more money that means they have worked harder they should be treated equally and be taxed as equal as everyone else.

  176. I believe that the rich should be taxed more. They don’t need to live the lifestyle they do, they can sacrifice a bit more. Even with the extra sacrifice they will have a very fruitful lifestyle, and those who make billions don’t even need that much money.

  177. I don’t think that they have the right to tax a persons income. They worked hard for that money and they should be able to keep it. The gov’t made that money and now they’re taking it back when the person worked hard to get that. I don’t think that they should be taxed for more money, because everyone is equal and if they made a lot money, they probably earned it by working a lot.

  178. I think that they don’t have a right to take our money. Also it is our money and we have the right to do whatever we want with it and since it is our money, it should not be going to the military/ veterans and other peoples health care, that is unless we choose to do so. I do and don’t believe that people should be taxed more for having more money. Because, since they have more money they can pay for it easier than more poor people. On the other hand i believe that it is not fair to take more money away from richer people. Because we all have the same rights, and should be treated equally.

  179. I think they should be able to tax people on how much they earn because it goes to stuff that helps us in they long run. I the rich people should be be taxed more because they make more and it has to be fair.

  180. I think that the government dose not have the right to tax as much as they do. They feed off of the hard working people who happen to make allot of money because they actually do something and work hard. I think tax dollars should go towards military and other stuff but not towards abortion and crap like that. It is just sick how Obama is messing things up.

  181. i think it is a really bad idea that they started taking money from peoples pay cheek and most of it doesn’t directly help you. if the government needs money the can find a way to get it not take it from the people who work hard to earn it and need it much more. what if in a person needs it really bad? to bad the government has income taxes.

  182. I think people should not be taxed for doing their job. I think if the government is taking money like that is stealing. I don’t think the government should punish those who get more money. If you want many you need to work for it.

  183. I think that they should tax us. With out taxes where is the government going to get money for different things? The government will just “print” more money and the value of the money will go down. Just look at the penny. How much the value of the penny went down.

  184. I believe that just because a person is successful doesn’t mean that they should have to pay for it. If you want to make more money then go to college. I don’t really understand the whole plot of tax’s though, like how to pay them.

  185. I don’t think its right to have the government tax people. Because they work for that money and i don’t think its right to have to give some of that money away for taxes. They also need that money to keep a house and for food and other things. No i don’t think people should be taxed more because they make more money then other people. That wouldn’t be far at all.

  186. I think the government should be able to tax peoples income. Without income tax, the government wouldn’t have as much spending money to make the U.S. the organized society that it is. I however do not think it’s fair to change peoples income tax. Some people work hard for their money, and make a lot of it. It’s not fair to penalize someone just because they are financially successful. Everyone should pay the same amount.

  187. Yes, the government does because they reimburse a lot of your money back to you. Yes, I do they think they should tax more for richer people because there’s a higher population of people that are poor and cant afford to live with tax cuts.

  188. No I don’t think that the government should be taxing people on how much money they are making at their jobs. It’s not right considering the government is getting money from the products that people buy at stores and pretty much everything else, so why should they have to take money from the people working hard at their job? I don’t think either that the amount of money someone makes should factor into how much their tax is because then it’s unfair to them, specially the really high up there CEOs and stuff that make huge bucks.

  189. I think the government has a right to tax people on how much money they make, but I don’t think someone should be taxed more because they make more money than everybody else. I think people should all be taxed the same amount of money.

  190. I don’t think the government should tax peoples income. Because its their hard earned money. I think the tax on products is enough. But while they do tax income, I think the upper class rich people like Bill Gates and Oprah more than lower class people because the upper class has more money.

  191. I don’t think the government has the right to tax us on what we make. If person makes more then they should be able to keep it and not pay more taxes. This is because if someone earns more then they rightfully earned it, they worked harder to get that education to get that job.

  192. 1.) yes because they have to tax some things to make some money for other things in the country.
    2.) i strongly disagree with this because its so stupid that people earn alot of money for what they do but now they are thinking of taxing them more for their harder work that they do.

  193. The government should be able to tax your income. If they do tax your income though they should tax you more if you have more money. This is a way to end the controversy of just taxing the rich

  194. I do not think the government has the right to tax a person’s income(the money they earn). I think they should not be able to do this because people earn their money, just because they are making more they should not be taxed more. That is their decision and everyone should be equal and should be taxed the same amount. A person should NOT be taxed more for making more money. They worked hard to earn this money, therefore, they should have the right to do whatever they want with it. It is only right to have everyone pay the same. Otherwise you could have someone who makes like nothing and it is paying barely any taxes, compares to someone who makes a lot and is paying way more taxes.

  195. I think that they should tax people, it’s important for some of the things they do with the money like military and healthcare. But they should stop exploiting it like using the money for their own personal benefits. They should tax the poor less because they need that money and they should tax the rich more since they have the money to spare for their luxurious lifestyles.

  196. I don’t think that the government should have taxes on the money you make that’s stupid, they made the money and they worked hard for it. i think that everyone would be taxed the same.

  197. I think it is okay to tax people on their income, as long as the tax is proportional to how much that person makes a year. The reason i think it is okay is because the money the government makes in taxes is used to benefit you, for the most part.

  198. I don’t think that people should have to pay taxes. People who make more money then other should not have to be taxed more. Just because people make more money then others doesn’t mean they should be able to take it away because they have more.

  199. I think the US does have the right to tax us because we are US citizens and are under the US’s constitution and protection. I do not think people should be taxed more because of how much they make, because that makes it seem too much like a punishment.

  200. I think that the government doesn’t have the right to make you pay an income tax. I believe that’s we should though. The money goes to help the people and so you’re basically paying to protect yourself. If you make a certain amount of money or above you should get taxed. We don’t more people in poverty.

  201. I don’t think they do. If a person has a very poor paying job, and they only make a little bit of money, then the Government would be taking away lot of their money. No. I think if people do get income tax, then they should all get taxed the same.

  202. The government basically nurtures the people of the United States, they have the right to take taxes by all means because they do so (or should do so) to provide factors to the people that are ultimately beneficial.

  203. I think the government has the right to tax people. I also think that if yo make more than 200,000 dollars a year than you should get taxed more. I think this because then the lower-middle class will be taxed less and they live more comfortably financially.

  204. The government should not be able to tax us on our hard earned money. They’re the government, so they should be able to make money for themselves anyways, and not take all of ours. Even though with all the military and construction support money the government needs, they should find another way of getting it other than just taking it away from people, unless the volunteer.

  205. The government should have the right to tax people because the money goes to some good things. Obviously some people will view the taxes as bad because they think the government is not using it for good causes. They should not tax the people more money because they make more. They can just pay the same amount as everyone else.

  206. No i do not think it is right. Because it is not there money that they earned we earned the money are self. But they can take it anyways because it is tax . But i think they give the money to something good live vertrains and people like that. So i guess it is fair in away but in another it is really not that fair.

  207. I think the government has a right to tax people because taxes are what pays the government to do their job which is to protect us. I think they should find a way to do it without taking portions of people’s incomes, but it’s necessary for everyone to get what they need out of the government. As long as the tax rate is fairly reasonable, I don’t see a huge problem with taxes. However I don’t think its right for the government to tax wealthier people more. Just because you worked hard and earned yourself a good living doesn’t mean you should have to pay more. It creates unequal standards which is unconstitutional.

    • Yes, I agree. If people work hard they deserve their money rather than give it up for taxes just because they have more money than other people.

  208. I don’t think that they should tax us. But i don’t really care. Im not paying them. My Parents are. But all they do is complain about them around this time of the year so its really annoying.

  209. I do not think it is right for the government to tax peoples personal income. They have the right to that money considering they are the ones who are working hard to make it. When the government takes some of that money it is basically saying we are working for them to take part of our income. I do not think a person should be taxed for making more money either. It’s not their fault they make more money, it is their privileged. They work to make that money therefore they have the right to keep it.

  210. I don’t believe the Government does not have the right to tax the peoples income. I think it should stay with people that earned it. People work hard to earn that money and it should not be taken away. I think that richer people should have higher taxes because they have more money.

  211. I don’t think the government should be able to tax our income. We work hard for that money and they already tax pretty much everything else like sales tax so i think it’s unfair. I don understand taxes like sale taxes because the government needs some kind of money income to support much needed services that we couldn’t have without taxes. I don’t think a person should be taxed more for making more money. It is unfair. If they make more money, it’s because they worked for it and that shouldn’t go against them.

  212. i dont think that they should be able to tax the money that people make. but i think that they should tax the people who have more money higher becuase they have more money.

  213. I think that everyone should be taxed the same amount in their classes. Like all the middle class should be taxed the same. And no, i don’t think that you should be taxed more for how much more money you make, its like a punishment i think.

  214. I do not believe the government should have the right to tax people. The government wastes what it gets in taxes. The government is supposed to just be an oversight not a vault of our hard earned money. Also I think the rich should be taxed the same as everyone else because they worked hard to get there they shouldn’t be taxed more because they were successful.

  215. 1) Do you believe the government has the right to tax a persons income (the money they earn)? Why or why not?

    no i do not believe the government has the right to tax a persons income. I believe this because it is not a good you are buying it is money you earned and you get that money because you EARNED IT. IT is wrong for the government to take away the things you have earned with your own work.

    2) Do you believe that a person should be taxed more for making more money? Why or why not?

    I do not believe that a person should be taxed higher if they have a higher income. I believe this because everybody has the equal opportunity to earn money in their lifetime. Everybody goes to school and gets an education, whether or not you take advantage education you are given determines whether you can get into a nice college to get a good job or not. The income a person makes was EARNED by someone, so they should not be taxed higher for something they earned.

  216. I think the government does have a right to collect income taxes because the government needs the money to fund things like defense, construction projects, and other projects. I do not think the government should be able to tax people who make more money because they still pay more money than poorer people, so they shouldn’t pay more than others. With 1/2 of all workers paying no income tax, the government would make more money in taxes with a flat tax. Simplifying the tax code would also result in more money, because there would be less loopholes in the system for people to avoid taxes.

  217. The government has the right to tax peoples income because it is a way for them to have tax there people, but not over tax the poor. I do believe that taxes should get progressively high if you make more money. If they make more money, they can afford more taxes. They also can afford lawyers to find every loop hole to have them pay less taxes.

  218. 1) Do you believe the government has the right to tax a persons income (the money they earn)? Why or why not?

    I think that the government should not have a right to tax a persons income because some people will be able to pay for their taxes and others may not be able to.
    2) Do you believe that a person should be taxed more for making more money? Why or why not?
    I think that they shouldn’t because if people make less they don’t need to pay as much as a rich person would. I think that everybody’s taxes should all be the same price so its fair for everybody.

  219. I don’t think the government should have a right to tax people on the money they make. They worked for their money and they need the money they make. When someone works hard for their money and earned it then who should the government have a right to take some away? I do think everyone should be taxed fairly. Even though someone makes more money doesn’t mean that they should have to pay more. People don’t get to chose how much they earn so why should they pay more if they made more.

  220. The government should not be able to tax us on our hard earned money. They’re the government, so they should be able to make money for themselves anyways, and not take all of ours. Even though with all the military and construction support money the government needs, they should find another way of getting it other than just taking it away from people, unless the volunteer.

  221. I think that they should not make us pay taxes because its nonsense. I am wondering why we should pay part of our taxes to veterans? I think that its a waste of money for us and what are they doing to help us?

  222. I think the government has a right to tax people on their income. Because the people should help bring the economy out of debt. But i think they should tax everyone the same amount but if you make more than a very high amount your taxes should be more.

  223. no because people who earn more money are more important and do more important things and they shouldnt be taxed more because they worked harder and went to school longer. i think this because they probobly had a job like i do and taxes are taxes and everyone should d pay a flat rate. the more you get taxed the more money you get to claim so in the end it doesnt really matter it just depends if you want more money in your daily paychecks or more money at the end of the year

  224. I do not think it is fair to tax people on the money they earn. The people worked for the money, and the government had nothing to do with it. Why should the people have to give some of it away? In my mind, the idea of income taxes is the like a friend saying, “Hey give me 10% of your earnings this year because you need to. We are friends and I stick up for you so you owe me some of the money that you worked for and I had nothing to do with.” It is crazy. If they do make you pay taxes, I feel that people should not be taxed more if they make more money. If they are making more money, they are probably working harder, so there is no reason to take more.

  225. I believe people should taxed according to their income yearly. I think this would cause less complications and cause less confusion over taxes. believe people should be taxed more if they make more money because it would cause less overuse of money. These people also spend more so they should pay more for the items.

  226. Since I don’t pay taxes yet, I have no clear idea on what I think of it, but if our founding father’s found it unconstitutional before, and the only reasons taxes came to be, was because of warfare, I’d say it’s not right to charge us because we’re able to make money, and they’re not. Taxing more heavily on richer people would make THEM mad though, saying just because they have “worked harder” to earn their money, it doesn’t mean the government should tax them more. There’s a big stale mate on this matter, and it needs to end. We need to get down to more serious matters. Like, the end of the world.

  227. the government should not be able to tax a persons income. that person worked for that money so they should get 100% of it. i think that everyone should be taxed the same no matter how high there income is.

    • I completely agree. People work hard to earn a lot of money, and there is no reason to penalize them by taking it.

  228. I think the government should tax the upper class more money,but the middle class and lower class work hard for the money they get,so i don’t think they should have too pay a lot of tax money.Its not fair that we work so hard for money and the goverment is taking too much of it.This does not seem right!

  229. I think that the government has a right to tax income because it benefits us with things like healthcare and the military. I think it should be fair though. If a person has worked hard and is successful that doesn’t mean they should have to give up half their money or something because they make more.

    • I don’t think the government should tax income because people worked for their money and they need it.

    • I disagree because a lot of times a person’s job supplies health care. Also, we are taxed on many other things other than income to pay for these things. If you work for a lot of money, then you should not have to give it to someone who did not help you earn it.

  230. I don’t think that the government should have the right to take people’s hard earned money. I don’t think that a person should be taxed more for making more money. Just because that person works harder doesn’t mean that he should have to pay more taxes and lose more money. I believe that no madder how much money you make everyone should be taxed the same amount.

  231. I do not believe the government has the right to tax a persons income because that person worked for that money, not the government. Its seems unfair because it could be compared to stealing, the difference is that we are bound by law to pay up.
    I do not believe that a person should be taxed more for making more money because, once again its their money, and they might want to buy something they want or need.

  232. I think that the government shouldn’t tax U.S citizens on their earnings. I believe that the people should be contributing to the government as it is a democracy which is a government run by the people and needs them to pay for it. I don’t think that the rich should be taxed more, however, I believe that everybody should be taxed the same. If you tax the rich more you’re just going to have more people trying to cheat on their taxes each year.

  233. I think they should not tax our earnings because some people work 2 or 3 different jobs to earn money for their family and taxes are not helping because they are losing money. Also that is ruining their family’s income which could cause them to starve or become homeless. They basically work hard and then get money taken away.

  234. 1) Do you believe the government has the right to tax a persons income (the money they earn)? Why or why not?

    I do believe they have the right to tax a persons income.
    The government needs that money to keep this a safe AND free country.

    2) Do you believe that a person should be taxed more for making more money? Why or why not?

    If a person makes more money, like say, Bill Gates…he should not be taxed more because even though it keeps our country safe, it’s not fair to tax people with more money.

  235. No they do not have the right to take money people make. Those people work hard for that money and deserve it. Now i do agree that they should tax money that people spend because it will help people from making stupid purchases. If people make more money than others then they should not be taxed higher because obviously it just means they work twice as hard so they should be charges for that.

  236. 1) Do you believe the government has the right to tax a persons income (the money they earn)? Why or why not?

    2) Do you believe that a person should be taxed more for making more money? Why or why not?

    1) No I do not because, it is their money that the people worked hard on. It is like minimum wage is $ 7.42 but when they get their money it is like they have been working for $ 5.42. It is also the money that the person provides their family with, ad with less money the Nations Poverty goes up.

    2) No they shouldn’t be taxed more for making their way up and earning more money.

    • I think the government should have the right to tax people because it keeps our country safe by paying for artillery for our military.

  237. I don’t think the government should be able to tax you on the money that you get. You earn it from working and it’s just wrong to take away what they worked for. I think maybe wealthier people should get taxed a little more because maybe not everyone can pay their taxes on how much they have. Wealthier people have a lot more and it might balance things a little more.

    • That makes sense that if they’re taxed a little more, but I don’t think it would be fair.

      • True, but than the wealthier people probably work for their money too… The only difference is the wealthy probably have a good chance of still maintaining a good life.

    • I also think that it might balance things out but then the richer people might get upset and not pay their taxes.

  238. I think the government does not have the right to tax the money a person makes because the person worked for this money and the government is just taking it away from the public. I believe that if you make more money then the normal population then those certain people need to be taxed more. They have more money they should then in return have to pay more.

  239. I think taxes should stay at a lower percentage for everybody, just because you have more money shouldn’t make you pay higher taxes than other people, and losing 10-35% of your money due to taxes is way too much of a fee since that money was earned and now the government is taking it right back.

  240. No I don’t think the government has the right to tax a persons income because even the Supreme Court declared that it is unconstitutional yet the government still continues to do it. I do not believe that a person should be taxed more if they pay more. I don’t believe you should tax people at all for what they make, but since the government is, all of the taxes should be at least somewhat equal and somewhat fair.

  241. i think the government shouldn’t tax us on earnings because people should be able to keep the money they worked for and not give it to the government.
    No, it shouldn’t matter how much they make, everyone should pay the same.

  242. I don’t think that the government should be able to tax citizens income. I don’t really believe that people should have the government be able to take the money that they work for. On the other hand, i think that we should all be taxed on an equal percentage, so the more wealthy people of America should have the same percentage of money taxed as the lower classes. Real talk.

  243. It would be nice not to have income taxes but we need them to pay for services. You can’t make everyone happy but you can try. I think that the tax rates should be the same for everyone except the poor because if the rich were not taxed as much they might spend more money.

  244. i believe there should be taxes only because the money taken from us is usually used on public uses like schools and hospitals. i do think it should be kept to a very limited amount because some people work hard and then lose all of it do to taxes. if people make a lot more money then others then they should be taxed a little more because they have the money to do it.

  245. I do think that the government should not be able to tax certain people because if you don’t make a lot of money they should still be paying the same amount to the richer people. Also I think a person should not be taxed for making more money because then they would be loosing money.

  246. If someone earns money, they should keep it and save it for something important instead of using it to pay off taxes. When there’s people that make more money than others, Why should they be taxed more? and just have a normal amount of taxes, There already giving enough to money to the government.

  247. I think they should tax us. They should tax immigrants more because they are coming in to our country, so they should have to support it. I think it is constitutional to tax citizens, but it should be simplified, in order to make it easier for everyone to get as high of a tax return as possible. I don’t think that rich people should pay more taxes. They have more money, so they will be paying more money to the government. In a way they contribute more than poor people.

  248. I think that the government shouldn’t tax people because it is their money that they worked for, and no one should be able to take that away. Sadly enough we do have to pay taxes and i think that the people that make more money should pay a little bit more on taxes because they aren’t struggling to put food on their table, while other people are, and they still have to pay the same amount of taxes. Yes I understand that it can be unfair to make people with more money pay more taxes, but in my eyes its more fair.

  249. i don’t think that they should be able to tax people on what they earn because they are working for it and they have the right to get the full payment of what they are making, therend therefor they are working for what they earn and they shouldn’t have the right to tax their incomes. yes i think that they should be taxed more because your getting more money and it someone was to get less than you and they were taxed the same as you i feel that it would be unfair. people that get paid more are more likely the people that have more of the money so i don’t think it would be much of a difference if they were to tax them more.

  250. I do not think that the government has the right to tax our income. We work really hard to earn that money and I do not think that they should be able to just take it away. If a person has a higher income, then they should be taxed more, because if they were being taxed the same amount as someone who made less money than them, it wouldn’t be fair.

  251. i do not think people should be taxed on the money they make because they worked for that money and it should be all theirs. i think you should be taxed more in you make more money and less if you make less money.

  252. yes i think they should be able to tax people.yes i think they should be taxed if they make more money because if they didn’t it wouldn’t be fare to the other people.

  253. I don’t think that the government right to tax people who earn money because it their money and they should be able to do what they want with their money and not worrying about the government taxes. Also some people don’t have enough money after taxes to support their families. I don’t think that anyone should be taxed but if someone had to it would probably be the rich because they make the most amount of money.

  254. I think that the government does not have the right to tax us on our money we work for. That money is our money that we earned and worked for on our own time. It is not right that the government can take what you have worked for. I don’t think that people should be taxed more than others just because they have more money. In America everybody is treated equal and if we increase the amount of taxes just for certain people, that wouldn’t be fair.

  255. I believe the government has the right to tax a persons income. I believe this because in return for paying taxes we are given health care and protection. I think it is fair to tax people making more money a little more because some people who work just as hard can’t make that much money.

    • I agree that some people who work just as hard and make less shouldn’t get taxed as much as those who get paid more for the same amount of work.

  256. No, I don’t think that the government has the right to tax a person’s income. It’s the money that they earn and I don’t think it should be taken away from them. Also, I don’t think that a person should be taxed for making more money. We are all supposed to be equal so people don’t deserve to have more money taken from them only because they have a better job.

  257. I do not think the government should tax a person’s income. For example, if someone makes minimum wage, and then their income is taxed, they will actually be making less; and how are people supposed to live of that little amount of money? Since tax does exist, I think the more money you have, the more you should be taxed. If everyone made the same amount of money, then taxing them the same amount would be okay. But since no one does, we need variation.

    • I agree with you. But i don’t think that its fair that someone has to pay more if they make more. Because what if they work alot and have to be away from their familys and payed to go to collage and are taxed more then a person who didnt go to collage and is working a part time job at mcdonalds? Its not fair to the person who works really hard.

  258. i think it is all right but they should tax the middle class less and the rich more so we can be even with tax. i don’t think the rich should be taxed more then us but the same amount.

  259. i dont think they should tax us on earning because because it is are hard earned cash that we made. the government wants it because they are rich and greedy.

  260. I think the government should have the right to tax people on their income, as long as the taxes aren’t taking away a lot of the people’s money. I think that taxing should be done as a percentage of your total income, so if you do make more money, you should be taxed more.

  261. I don’t think it is right to tax personal income because people deserve all the money they work for. I also don’t think it’s fair to tax wealthier people because they worked hard for what they have. I think the law is unconstitutional.

  262. I think they should NOT tax the income, there is enough taxes already, and the people who are working and working, to get enough money, the amount they took the job for. Their money is being taken away, this can effect a lot of people. I think people should get taxed more if you have more money. You should because, the people who are less fortunate and have less money, can get back on their feet and earn more money. This way, there will be less and less people who are poor and cannot provide for their families.

  263. i don’t think the government should tax people that make more money, in my opinion because why should they get punished just because they got a better education or they had a better opportunity to get a higher paid job.

  264. I think that people should not have to pay the government their incomes because they earn their own money and they should not have to give it up. I think people who have more money should be taxed more because in the end they will still probably have more money and they will not be harmed by as much as a working class person.

  265. 1) I don’t think that they should have the right to tax a persons income. People work their tails off and then they don’t get paid the normal amount that they should? Doesn’t sound right. 2) If people are going to be taxed, they should be all taxed the same amount of money. It will be easier to make one price and not have to adjust it for certain people.

  266. yes because if they didn’t we wouldn’t have a millatary and some other countrly would take us over. yes because if the people have more money they should be taxed more.

  267. I think that the government has no right to tax the money that we earn, because we need it more than they do.

    Also, people should not be taxed for earning more money.

  268. I do not believe that a person should be taxed based on how much money they make. People make money to be able to buy things, it is so unfair how they should have to pay to get paid. Income taxes are so pointless because people already pay taxes on almost everything, and it seems like the government does not care about people, only about how much money they can get out of us. People work to get paid so that they can buy everyday needs and some wants that they have. So people should be able to get all the money they work for. Of course the government does not care, however, about the middle class, and they think it’s better to tax us more. Rich people and poor people get tax cuts and tax breaks. It seems that the United States new motto should be “get rich or die trying.”

  269. i do not think the government should be able to tax a persons income because you worked for the money and earned it so they shouldn’t be taxed on your own income they should think of a better way. If you make more money then normal people do they should not be taxed more because then its not fair for them how they have to pay more money and then there would be a big fight with the rich and the government.

  270. I do believe that they have the government has the right to tax us on our income. They should do that because if they don’t and you don’t have a lot of money then you would probably have to pay an amount of money that you don’t have. I do believe that a person should be taxed more for making more money because that way they have the money to pay it.

  271. i think that a little taxs is fine but now it is just out of control. every year people have to go threw this big complicated process to pay taxs that the government chooses. I think that they should cut back on some taxs and let people keep more of there money in there pocket.

  272. I think that they shouldn’t have the right to do that. The reason is that people work to earn that money they should be able to spend it how ever they want to and not be worrying about losing a lot of money for tax . I don’t think that they should be taxed more money the reason is that they will lose money by paying them.

  273. I think that it is a little unfair to have the money you earned taken from you. But I also think that not having military protection is kind of a problem as well. People should be taxed but they probably should do it in a different way. To sort of trick people into thinking they’re not taxing as much, when they still are. Yes, I do think that the more wealthy people should be taxed more because they can afford it. Maybe 1% from every ones paycheck would suffices. That might be $1 from some people, that might be $1,000 from others. We all should be equal.

  274. I don’t believe the Government has the right to tax a persons income because they work hard for their money and they don’t want it being taken away. The government doesn’t deserve it, so why should they be able to steal it. I also don’t believe a person should be taxed more for making more money, they had to work extra to make that money and it’s not fair to take more money from them than the next guy.

  275. I belive that the government shouldnt be able to tax people because its an unfair payment. Also they have jobs just like everyone else does so why do they need more money esspesually in our economy today. Lastly if they were to keep taxing people they should lower all taxes to what people are able to pay and what they can afford.

  276. no i do not believe that they should be able to take their money because they worked hard for that money and people shouldn’t take away what someone else earned its a really dumb process if you ask me it just doesn’t help any body especially the lower income people that are already struggling.and i do agree that people that make more money should be charged more so the lower income don’t have to give up all their money so some one else can be happy

  277. While yes, taxes are needed and are very important, income taxes do not seem right. You’re making people pay for the right to earn money. There are other ways to tax people, and this seems the least fair. A more wealthy person could be taxed more, but not so much they run dry. They can afford to pay more taxes, so go ahead and make them, but don’t go overboard. They earned their money, too.

  278. Yes as long as the money goes to thing that help everyone like healthcare then it is ok. Yes if you make more than 250000 a year then you should be taxed more. It would also help with school funds and that would be good.

  279. Yes i do believe that the government has a right to tax peoples money that they earn. I think this because they need more money to pay veterans, medical care, defense, and more. If they did not tax people on their income then our military would
    be very weak, and we would not have the medical care that we have. Without these things our country would be very very different.

    • I agree that the government does need more for hospitals and veterans but i think that poor people or people with nothing should not have to pay taxes.

  280. First off i think everyone should be taxed the same amount no matter if your rich or poor. Its unfair you have to pay more just because you make more money. Also the government already takes so much from us i don’t think its right to take peoples income when they earned that money.

  281. yes because the government needs allot of money to maintain all that they have set up well not a higher percent but more money than some one who makes average money.

    • Well if the nation gets more money to decrease any thing like the national debt, it will go down a little and once it is all gone they will just keep spending.

  282. Yeah i guess so. If people earn a higher wage they should be taxed more & that way the people that dont have a high income wont have to struggle as much trying to pay their taxes. This would help people save money.

  283. No, I don’t think they have a right to tax a persons income because do you see the government going to work, and working all these hours that people are working. people work to get paid, they don’t want to work and have the government take part of their pay. I don’t think people should get taxed for making more money. They make the money because they got a good job/ good education. its not up to the government to say hey i’m going to take more money from you, because you make more than the average american.

  284. no, i don’t think that the government should tax on an individual’s annual earnings. It is their money and they worked for it. It’s not that people who make more money should be taxed more. Its about nobody being taxed at all. Its their money and they earned it.

  285. The gov. dose have the right to tax people on the money they earn if it is used in a helping manner towards the community. I think the person should be taxed based on there money if you had a equal amount of taxes a rich person would be getting more money then a poor person.

  286. I think that the government should NOT be able to tax people off of what they earn. It may pay for certain things in the U.S., but i think that taxing someone on the money that they worked for is just wrong. Since the government taxes people anyways, i think that the wealthier people should get taxed more and the poorer people should have to pay less. I think this would help balance out our economy a little more.

  287. I Don’t think they should be able to tax the money someone earns. They worked for it so they should get all of it. Then again they would probably find something else to tax though.

  288. while i would prefer them not to tax incomes, it is a necessity to pay for the various “useful” services they provide. what they should do, however, is tax those whom have larger incomes more money. they have much more to spare and therefore can give more than a person on minimum wage.

  289. no i dont think people should have to pay taxes because it isnt fair to them they dont get what they worked for. I also dont think they should be taxed more for making more money because it isnt right for them to take money from people that work for it.

  290. i think that they should not taxes us on are earnings because a lot of people make a lot of money so it would be a lot of takes. no because they might be giving the money they earn to charity’s and hospitals

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