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    [–] Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's 70% tax on the super-rich is more popular than Trump's tax cuts, new poll shows relevantlife -32 points ago in politics

    You have consented. You damn well know that in order to live in this country, you’re expected to follow the law. The law states that you have to pay taxes. Don’t like it? Leave. Remaining here knowing those conditions is the equivalent of consent. Nice try, though.

    [–] Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's 70% tax on the super-rich is more popular than Trump's tax cuts, new poll shows relevantlife 11 points ago in politics

    They still are legally obligated to pay taxes on their income even if they’re living abroad. Unless they completely give up their citizenship.

    [–] Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's 70% tax on the super-rich is more popular than Trump's tax cuts, new poll shows relevantlife 9591 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago) in politics

    This needs to be repeated over and over until people get it: only 13,000 families make over 10 million per year, and only income in excess of 10 million would be taxed at 70%. That’s how marginal rates work. This tax would only impact 13,000 families.

    The other 300+ million Americans should start voting in their personal best interest instead of the best interest of 13,000 of the richest families in the country.

    From the link I cited:

    (In 2013, only 13,000 households, just 0.01 percent of taxpayers, had income exceeding $10 million.)

    EDIT: someone has already said it, so I’ll clear it up here.: “They’ll just move if you tax them that high.” Even when you move abroad, you are legally obligated to pay federal income taxes...unless you give up your US citizenship.

    EDIT: Wow, y'all, taxation is NOT theft and taxing the ultra rich is not "oppressing a minority."

    [–] California mormon leader instructs members to oppose proposed sex education initiative. Once again, if the Mormon church wants to meddle in politics like they did with prop 8, it’s time for them to pay some Goddamn taxes. They have 32 billion just in stocks, they can afford it. relevantlife 5 points ago in atheism

    Most comments tend to be "LULZ MORMUNS BAD TAX THEMZ!" without recognizing that altering the law to prohibit any political activity would hit organizations like the FFRF as well.

    This ignores the fact that a legislative change could easily make a distinction between religious organizations and other non-profit organizations. The Mormon church is blatantly open about the fact that it runs for profit businesses, like cattle ranches in Florida and massive real estate corporations. They are NOT non-profit.

    [–] California mormon leader instructs members to oppose proposed sex education initiative. Once again, if the Mormon church wants to meddle in politics like they did with prop 8, it’s time for them to pay some Goddamn taxes. They have 32 billion just in stocks, they can afford it. relevantlife 22 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago) in atheism

    We'll have to agree to disagree here.

    Personally, I am of the belief that all churches should lose their tax exempt status if they cannot document that a certain (significant) percentage of their donations are used for actual charity.

    That said, I believe that the Johnson Amendment should be expanded to prohibit churches from political involvement in any capacity, be it for a candidate or for their pet issues. Allowing churches to spend or lobby in regard to policy turns churches into theocratic superPAC's and that is bullshit. There is nothing that would prevent Congress from making a legal distinction between churches and other nonprofits for tax purposes.

    I'm not arguing that the law currently allows for the Mormon church to lose tax exempt status over this. I am arguing that the law should be changed to allow that.

    All that said, how do I get a cool flying spaghetti monster next to my username?

    [–] Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is going to Canada for hernia surgery relevantlife 2791 points ago in politics

    Fuck him. And fuck all the Republicans who are treating 800,000 federal workers like fucking slaves right now.

    [–] Relevant. GOP wants to fight for the richest 13,000 families, Bernie and Ocasio-Cortez will fight for the remaining 300,000,000+ Americans. relevantlife 8 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago) in SandersForPresident

    I downvoted you. Mostly because you're implying that the title says something that it does not.

    Nothing in the title indicates that there are not dems who support policies that prop up the rich and wall street. (looking at you, Manchin) The only politicians mentioned are: the GOP, and then Bernie and AOC.

    [–] Trump equates illegal immigrants with paedophiles in attempt to justify need for border wall relevantlife 4 points ago in politics

    Trump doesn't care if people fuck minors. He continued to support Roy Moore even after finding out that Roy liked 14 year olds.