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How does raising taxes help the American people?

I know Higher taxes takes away jobs. Is there a positive of higher taxes.

Asked By: Mud Baby - 10/3/2008
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Answered By: Net Advisor - 10/3/2008
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It helps to pay for social programs without the govt going into as much debt. More debt is generally considered to be bad for future economic growth.
Answered By: The Lemur v1.03 - 10/3/2008
 
If the taxes go efficiently towards a common good which government can supply better/more efficiently than the individual, then yes. Think of roads, sewer systems, police, etc. Or waging war to protect its people on invasion or other threat. (The NRA would love to think that we would just all pick up our guns and... More
Answered By: Katie W - 10/3/2008
 
sure it gives them more money for entitlement programs that they pass and we all have to pay for. In fact the wealthiest get hit the hardest as they already pay 60% of the taxes and now they want more. B____ L S___T
Answered By: golferwhoworks - 10/3/2008
 
It doesn't. Most arguments are for taxes being beneficial in ideal circumstances. We are already taxed too heavily through inflation among other ways, and spend far too much, more than the rest of the world, on the military and failing foreign adventures that mostly serve to protect the interests of the very rich at... More
Answered By: Querious - 10/3/2008
 
no there isn't a positive to higher taxes. liberals just want higher taxes so they can spend it away on whatever programs they want that wont work. Or...just give it away for free to illegals in this country.
Answered By: ~*CountryGirl*~ - 10/3/2008
 
Depends how its used. Is it for frivolous programs that insane and irresponsible Congress people come up with or is it to start paying off the $10+ Trillion that we owe the Chinese. The interest payments are killing us.
Answered By: Keith - 10/3/2008
 
Ask all of the homeless they're rounding up in Ohio and taking to the polls for voting.
Answered By: tshnobodysfool - 10/3/2008
 
briefly the funds from taxes are used to pay for things like social grants and old age pensions. the money is also used to build public infrastructure. we all know that no business person in his/her right mind would invest in building roads and repairing those that need it. it is the government that assumes that... More
Answered By: hloeh - 10/3/2008
 
There are no positives to gifting money to unaccountable organizations whose main goal in life is to get bigger, more powerful, and pay people for life... More
Answered By: Gem - 10/3/2008
 
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