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Should the United States Governemt Tax Lottery Winnings?

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Should the United States Governemt Tax Lottery Winnings?

Yes, the rich need to pay their fair share [ 4 ]  [9.52%]
No, the lottery is already a tax [ 20 ]  [47.62%]
Yes, the goverment needs more tax revenue [ 4 ]  [9.52%]
No, the goverment will waste the taxes it collects [ 7 ]  [16.67%]
Yes - another reason (please specify) [ 1 ]  [2.38%]
No - another reason (please specify) [ 6 ]  [14.29%]
Total Valid Votes [ 42 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 2 ]  
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Posted: August 8, 2012, 8:15 pm - IP Logged

Canadian and European lottery winners don't need to pay tax on their winnings. Should the US follow suit or should we keep things the way they are?

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    Posted: August 8, 2012, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

    There is no justification for more taxes....they haven't got it right in 40 years budgetwise so what would change with more taxes on anything?  ...Nothing

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      Posted: August 8, 2012, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

      Canadian and European lottery winners don't need to pay tax on their winnings. Should the US follow suit or should we keep things the way they are?

      Aside from being more progressive nations, I believe these governments structure the cost of their lottery products to include the "tax" at

      the point of purchase. Smart idea, why can't we do something along these lines as well.  What?

       

      It's very disappointing to hear about a player who wins $1 million, only to walk away with about $400,000-450,000 or so.

      In fact it's more than disappointing, it SUCKS!!!     Let It All Out

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        Posted: August 8, 2012, 8:53 pm - IP Logged

        There is no justification for more taxes....they haven't got it right in 40 years budgetwise so what would change with more taxes on anything?  ...Nothing

        YEP, Well said Jonny

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          HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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          Posted: August 8, 2012, 9:25 pm - IP Logged

          1.  We already pay more than our fair share to the states, just by purchasing lottery tickets.  Lottery players in Idaho voluntarily give 10's of millions of dollars to the state every single year.

          2.  The rich do need to pay their fair share.

          3.  I agree with McGinnin, it sucks to have so much of a big prize taken away that it's not even big anymore.

           

          Therefore, I think any prize up to 2,000,000.99 should be tax free.  Anything over that can be taxed and the winner would probably still feel like they won something worthwhile.

            Keke242's avatar - nicebear
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            Posted: August 8, 2012, 9:26 pm - IP Logged

            Party

            We dont tax the Bahamas ;) on lotto or anything

            Good luck and blessings to all 

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              Posted: August 8, 2012, 9:27 pm - IP Logged

              The government should tax lottery winnings because it is run by the government.  Rome fell off as an empire when it stopped collecting taxes from its colonies.

              The rich should pay more taxes to support our capitalist system where they created their wealth. They should move to a third world country if they do not like it.

              The rich want the poor to support a system that have them wealthy. China forces everybody to supports its communist system rich and poor. The same should be here in America.

              It does not matter who wins in November 2012 because equality would be the main focus.

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                Posted: August 8, 2012, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

                Agree with stupid

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                  Posted: August 8, 2012, 9:55 pm - IP Logged

                  Agree with stupid

                  Are you afraid of living in a communist America Ronnie? The way I see it the whole world is becoming communist. Have you watched or read the news recently?

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                    Keke242's avatar - nicebear
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                    Posted: August 8, 2012, 10:01 pm - IP Logged

                    Are you afraid of living in a communist America Ronnie? The way I see it the whole world is becoming communist. Have you watched or read the news recently?

                    Yes and it scares me ....

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                      Posted: August 8, 2012, 10:02 pm - IP Logged

                      Are you afraid of living in a communist America Ronnie? The way I see it the whole world is becoming communist. Have you watched or read the news recently?

                      Im not afraid THRIFTY, the people have already voted for a communist America and they will vote for it again in Nov. 2012.

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                        Posted: August 8, 2012, 10:06 pm - IP Logged

                        Im not afraid THRIFTY, the people have already voted for a communist America and they will vote for it again in Nov. 2012.

                        America has realized that freedom has to be earned. We have youth without youth in this country. We should bring the draft back.

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                          Posted: August 8, 2012, 10:09 pm - IP Logged

                          Yes and it scares me ....

                          Do not be afraid. Support the United States government and you will be alright. Pay your taxes.

                          Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar.

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                            Keke242's avatar - nicebear
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                            Posted: August 8, 2012, 10:13 pm - IP Logged

                            Do not be afraid. Support the United States government and you will be alright. Pay your taxes.

                            Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar.

                            We don't have taxes at all in the Bahamas. But if I was back over there I would.

                            Good luck and blessings to all 

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                              Posted: August 8, 2012, 10:23 pm - IP Logged

                              We don't have taxes at all in the Bahamas. But if I was back over there I would.

                              The Bahamas will pay taxes once the world order takes shape. The whole world will pay taxes. Those that refuse to pay will have to go to war.

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