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    Yeah and arguably your tax system is likely why your healthcare costs are cheaper than what we have in the US. I can’t speak for Belgium but I know in Denmark they impose like a 75%-150% tax on vehicles and a gallon of gas is like 6 or 7 euros to discourage people from driving so most people...
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    Like I said, I think capital gains rates are dumb as hell, but generally speaking capital gains rates are actually progressive as well as they are general 0%-20% depending what your taxable income is. I think the cutoff is like $50k for capital gains to be taxed at 0%, but again, the capital...
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    ***Official Political Discussion Thread***

    the company I work for is headquartered in Denmark and everyone I talk to there has a similar opinion. Most of them take pretty great pride in their health care system, education, and vacation/family leave policies. I think it would just be a culture shock if you werent used to it but most...
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    ***Official Political Discussion Thread***

    I will forever be baffled as to why there is an income cap on wages subject to social security. Income tax experts: let’s make our tax system highly progressive policy makers: ok fine, but we are going to randomly make this one tax regressive and disproportionately burden the poor versus the rich.
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    I mean you are talking about capital gains here which are two entirely different things. Capital gains are generally taxed at a lower rate because that income has already been taxed at a corporate level so they reduced the capital gains rate to eliminate a portion of double taxation on that...
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    I don’t disagree here at all, I’m just disagreeing with the notion that we are paying tax on 50% of our income indirectly. For instance the average work in Denmark pays an effective tax rate of 45%. So say you make 100k a year you are paying $45k in taxes there. The last data I saw was the...
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    I wouldn’t mind if we just stopped spending a trillion dollars a year on military and used that money on healthcare and education.
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    I’d probably need to know more about their exclusions from taxable income but I’m going to disagree here. If you told people here they are going to pay 50% tax on $40k of income they would riot. About 50% of Americans don’t pay federal taxes due to the standard deduction, tax credits, and...
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    Out of curiosity what is the income tax rate on wages there?
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    2021 NFL Off-Season Thread | R.I.P. Marty Schottenheimer and Vincent Jackson

    If Mitchell Trubisky went top 5 after one promising season then Mac Jones will get in the first half of the first round, but agree, the guy isn't a top 10 draft pick talent.
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    2021 NFL Off-Season Thread | R.I.P. Marty Schottenheimer and Vincent Jackson

    Cam's mechanics been ****ed for like 7 years now
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    2021 NFL Off-Season Thread | R.I.P. Marty Schottenheimer and Vincent Jackson

    You guys need to wallow in mediocrity for awhile. I can't handle the patriots being good again after one whole season of being ****
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