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Old 02-21-2013, 12:44 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by listopencil View Post
Nope. Not at all. Those loopholes are built into the system to attempt to control what wealthy people do with their money. It's the government's way of saying, "If you don't make decisions with your money that we agree with, then we are just going to take it from you." I tend not to feel sorry for someone based on how much money they have. I believe that there are much more important things in life than your material wealth. But I do support helping those that honestly can't help themselves and I don't agree with penalizing the successful.
I seriously can't tell what your position on the OP's loophole is. From the above post, I'm assuming you think it's smart policymaking, and under a Listo Presidency you'd prefer it to stay. Again, correct me if I'm wrong.

The problem I have with the reasoning in the above post is the final three words of it:

"penalizing the successful"

That's how you see closing a corporate loophole, which allows many of the most gigantic businesses to pay a lower tax rate than many middle class Americans. As punishment.

The ending of an unjust favor, provided exclusively to curry favor with the super-wealthy. "Punishment."
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