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Old Sep 10, 2012, 09:33 PM
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Whittle on Sin 6: Envy

The top 25% of Americans pay 90% of all income tax revenue.

The lowest 50%...pay 2%.

Who's not paying 'their fair share'?
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 09:54 PM
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When all federal, state, and local taxes are taken into account, the bottom fifth of households pays about 16 percent of their incomes in taxes, on average. The second-poorest fifth pays about 21 percent.[8]


Policy Options to Force People with Low Incomes to Pay Federal Income Tax Are Unsound

Some have implied or suggested that people who do not owe federal income tax are “freeloaders” who don’t have a “stake in the system,” and that making them pay federal income taxes would improve the tax code.

Yet the vast majority of the people who owe no federal income taxes fall into one of three categories (see Figure 4):[24]


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Old Sep 10, 2012, 09:57 PM
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http://www2.ucsc.edu/whorulesamerica/power/wealth.html

According to this, the top 20% have 93% of the financial wealth and the bottom 80% have 7%. This is the USA looking more and more like a third world country in terms of wealth distribution.
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 09:59 PM
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can't quite place slople yet, but it is all so familiar from a long time ago. It will come to someone before long.

Fair is the biggest lie in the communist play book. There is no definition only an accusation. There is never satisfaction because the more some get the more they want. It is when they do nothing and want something that the "fair" part comes into play.

Hunger is a great motivator until the need is met and then instead of doing something when the belly is full, some just wait for it to be empty again so it can get another free refill.

Communism is a great plan for the grasshoppers but ain't worth a damn for the ants and bees.
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Old Sep 11, 2012, 12:05 AM
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Not that serial bore Bill Whittle again

Good grief - can somebody switch him off
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You can do it ET, somewhere on your computor is a thing that looks like this....

Push it and all of the evils go away
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You can do it ET, somewhere on your computor is a thing that looks like this....

Push it and all of the evils go away
But if MG and 'others' keep posting the 'self important spoon' on here, I keep 'happening across him'

To be fair (to me) I've tried and tried again to listen to Whittle but he doesn't do it for me
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Old Sep 11, 2012, 08:12 AM
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But if MG and 'others' keep posting the 'self important spoon' on here, I keep 'happening across him'
I like you too

But what is a "self important spoon"?
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Old Sep 11, 2012, 05:39 PM
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I like you too

But what is a "self important spoon"?
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A 'spoon' is a 'plonker' - a 'twit' - a 'berk' - a 'numpty' - a 'muppet'

Brit terminology!
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Old Sep 11, 2012, 07:30 PM
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When all federal, state, and local taxes are taken into account, the bottom fifth of households pays about 16 percent of their incomes in taxes, on average. The second-poorest fifth pays about 21 percent.[8]


Policy Options to Force People with Low Incomes to Pay Federal Income Tax Are Unsound

Some have implied or suggested that people who do not owe federal income tax are “freeloaders” who don’t have a “stake in the system,” and that making them pay federal income taxes would improve the tax code.

Yet the vast majority of the people who owe no federal income taxes fall into one of three categories (see Figure 4):[24]


http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=3505
Awe man, I was going to post that link. But glad you did. It just shows those that keep regurgitating the insane notion that 50% of American don't pay taxes is a sham. Considering 30% of the wealthiest people in the US are among those that don't pay US taxes.
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