Let's explore your attempt.And what part of that post was I responding to? Here’s is a clue. From post #9961)Do you agree or disagree that 70 million versus 69 million is insignificant when speaking of income earners who pay no federal income taxes?
(The article you referenced goes on to say that many will get money rather than pay money.)
n/a2) Do you agree or disagree that federal income taxes are a specific category of taxes that are separate from all other taxes one might be exposed to?
n/a3) Do you agree or disagree that most on the left want the people already paying the federal income tax to pay more. To pay, "their fair share", while at the same time arguing that people who do not pay any federal income tax should not have to because they pay some other taxes?
n/a4) Do you agree or disagree that half of the people are not exempt from, say the payroll tax, or social security taxes, or Medicare taxes?
The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say
This is about the fairness of a system that takes more and more from about half of us to give more and more to the other half of us. You are riding in a wagon being pulled by others. It is time to get out of the wagon and start pulling your own load.
I am sure that some of the 69 million, including some of the 1,000 millionaires are actually small businesses reporting their income as individuals. But many others are simply freeloaders.
But Rogers is still wrong. From 1981 to 1982, non-defense discretionary spending declined by $9.93 billion. Adjusted for inflation, that’s about $22.7 billion in today’s dollars. The current budget cut is not "five times larger" than that, as Rogers claimed.
Biggest Budget Cut in U.S. History? | FactCheck.org
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Political Division of US Congress, Party Makeup of Congress since 1959 - Republicans and Democrats- The Mill Magazine
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