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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 1 decade ago

Why does people retired ( 65) still have to pay taxes. They have paid thier share. Let them rest .?

These people have supported the country,and state,bought homes,raised,educated children, and now they want to retire with dignity. We are the richest country in the world,and we force our old people to live in shame. Many can't afford health care,food,home ownership. In other words this GREAT COUNTRY SPONGES OFF THE OLD.

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  • Rossco
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    Well said. I agree totally!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Being 65 and a Woman, I have said long before this age, that "once you give it to the people, you can't take it back"! If School Taxes,were removed from a Seniors Return, where do you think the Govt would then take it from?I have always said that we could run our own Country by Referendum,Let the People Choose! We would have to keep the Bureaucrats, someone has to push to paper.. but I remember being taught, that a True Democracy was Run By The People, For The People! Does anyone know what happened? Good Question, lots of support for my age group, we Are the Last Generation that the Human Race will ever have, that have nurtured our Children, to Our Death. Thank you All...

    Source(s): Retired Paramedic/Paralegal/Teacher
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  • Gem
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Why? Because the government needs your money.

    Why? Because we continue to vote greedy career politicians into office and then we have agreed to make them very wealthy, give the better retirements & health care than the average American.

    Somebody has to pay for our government workers to be paid for the rest of their lives.

    As American's we need to collectively rise up and say ENOUGH. The people who work for US (the government & politicians) should not have better benefits and retirements than the average American. But we have allowed them to, then we re-elect them. Why would any politician think we shouldn't want this, when we put them BACK into office.

    This country is beginning to disgust me. The average American struggles and struggles and our elected and hired officials benefit for the REST of their lives.

    Nothing will change unless people quit bickering about bs that doesn't matter (gay marriage, abortion, affirmitive action, etc., etc.,) and start paying attention to what our government has become.

    Of the government, by the government, for the government.

    THAT is the reality of life in America.

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  • 4 years ago

    No, this is not honest. back interior the Fifties under the Republican president Dwight D. Eisenhower, the utmost income tax value on rich people interior the U. S. turn into some thing like ninety p.c.. The Democratic administration of John F. Kennedy then decrease that value interior the Sixties, and interior the Seventies the Democratic administration of Jimmy Carter -- who initially had campaigned in choose of a fairer device, with greater tax cuts for the middle type and the adverse -- decrease it returned. The GOP first under Ronald Reagan and then under George W. Bush then pushed by way of huge extra cuts interior the proper income tax value, and Democratic Senator invoice Bradley helped the technique alongside interior the call of tax "simplification." the effect is that income tax fees on the very rich are at traditionally low stages, and to characteristic insult to harm, many particularly rich people get taxed at an excellent decrease value than middle type individuals with the help of claiming their income as "capital constructive properties." Golden Rule Dept. -- people who've the gold, make the regulations.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You'd think that would be just and fair, wouldn't you? But, remember, the Democrats need the income of retired people more than ever, so that everybody's income can be scooped up, and divided, so that it can all be re-distributed by the government, and everyone gets the same!

    To think, we were within an inch of abolishing the Estate Tax...whew, that was a close call!

    Source(s): Fiscal Conservative
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  • Biker
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Politicians are theives and liars to start with, not to mention pimps and vampires. If the older people stop paying then they cant steal as much.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    with at least 12 million ILLEGALS,and where that number came from I'd like to know,someone ,proven to be honest and upright, needs to carry the ball for these hopeless creatures

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  • 1 decade ago

    It all comes down to money. Our govt. can't live within a certain amt of money; they always want more

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I agree.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    as it gives to the illegal aliens!

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