It is a simple fact whether you look at percentages or actual dollar amounts that the rich paid more in taxes than anyone else. There is NOTHING out there that proves otherwise and anyone asking to tax the rich is either ignorant or suffering from some childish jealousy that some people just have more than you do. Grow up.
Last edited by Catawba; 09-20-11 at 05:49 PM.
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Obama to Spend $10.3 Trillion on Welfare: Uncovering the Full Cost of Means-Tested Welfare or Aid to the PoorAs this report shows, means-tested welfare or aid to poor and low-income persons is now the third most expen*sive government function. Its cost ranks below support for the elderly through Social Security and Medicare and below government expenditures on education, but above spending on national defense. Prior to the current reces*sion, one dollar in seven in total federal, state, and local government spending went to means-tested welfare.
Seems to me like the people who are not paying taxes are also the ones most responsible for consuming them.
To quote my friend Turtledude(who is far more conservative on taxes than you): the rich are not monolithic. What they as a group pay is irrelevant to what each pays as an individual.