What is it with Democrats and paying their taxes?

Why is it that democrats want all of us to pay more and more in taxes and yet they can't even report their income or pay the taxes that they already owe. Is it a requirement to be a democrat that you have dodged your tax obligation or is that just a requirement to be an Obama Czar, cabinet member or Committee Chair?

Here is the latest tidbit in the corrupt Charlie Rangel fiasco:

In 2004, for instance, Rangel reported earning between $4,000 and $10,000 in outside earnings on top of his $158,100 congressional salary.

But the amended filings show that after the sale of a property on West 132nd Street, his outside income that year was somewhere between $118,000 and $1.04 million.

How can any self respecting human being vote democrat?

Democrat logic: Yes, kill the innocent babies but NO, you cannot water board the terrorists. Duh.

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Submitted by Whiskers165 on Sat, 08/29/2009 - 12:22am.

Plenty of democrats pay their taxes. I know a lot of democrats in my family and out of my family and I can't recall any of them ever not paying their taxes

So Charlie Rangel's a bad person. Are you telling me that all republicans always do the right thing?

How can any self-respecting human vote democrat? Perhaps they favor a higher minimum wage? Perhaps they favor tax cuts and government incentives to oil companies and instead support companies investing in green energy Perhaps they oppose taxes cuts exclusive to extremely wealthy people? Perhaps they favor increased taxes to fund social services for the benefit of society as a whole? Perhaps they favor revamping the healthcare system in order to save and better lives of people who cannot afford health insurance in the current system with it's ridiculously high prices? Perhaps they support efforts to lessen our impact on the environment? Perhaps they support aggressively going after discrimination against any group of people in this country? Perhaps they want to see homosexuals given the same rights as heterosexuals? Perhaps they support giving women the right to abortion (although a 25-30% of the democratic party is pro-life)? Perhaps they support researching stem cells and how they can be used to save lives? Perhaps they oppose the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? Perhaps they oppose the use of torture by agents of our government? Perhaps they oppose the PATRIOT act? Perhaps they oppose the death penalty? Perhaps the oppose the right to bear arms except under the second amendment, which states, "In a well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."?

Those are a lot of reasons people vote democrat. I consider myself to share a lot of view fairly consistent with the democratic party, but I do disagree with a number of those reasons I listed above, namely gun control following the second amendment strictly. Some of the stuff on the democratic platform is really bunk, like pulling out of Iraq and Afghanistan when we've already made messes there, but then again some of the stuff on the republican platform I disagree with too.

But overall, I really feel like you're post really doesn't support it's arguments that well. You make an uncited claim that people high in the democratic hierarchy don't pay their taxes (if this is true I'd love to see evidence because I already don't like Obama), you tell us how one democratic congressman is corrupt, and you tell us that democrats kill babies by supporting abortion, when it's completely debatable in my opinion as to whether we should consider abortion murder or not (Don't have an opinion on that subject at all so don't attack me for that statement. I don't support one side or the other, and I won't argue with you about whether or not it's a debatable subject)

But yeah, you might want to try again at attacking a political party

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Submitted by Joe Kawfi on Sat, 08/29/2009 - 7:42am.

It's Democrats in Congress, our elected representatives that are the problem. Rangel, Dodd, Geithner - All darlings of the left broke the law and yet still remain in office unscathed.

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.

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Submitted by S. Lindsey on Fri, 08/28/2009 - 9:14pm.

only the little people pay taxes..

"Any People who expect to be both IGNORANT and FREE, in a state of CIVILIZATION, expects what NEVER was and NEVER will be."

Submitted by AtHomeGym on Sat, 08/29/2009 - 4:57pm.

Geithner is "Appointed", NOT "Elected".---but you're right on the others.

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