1. When you add the federal income tax that Romney paid along with the Federal payroll taxes he paid, he owes 13.9% of his income in taxes.
2. When you add the federal income tax that someone making $50,000 paid along with the Federal payroll taxes he paid, he owes 22% of his income in taxes.
Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
Maybe if those who pay the most (as you claim) would raise the income of those who pay no income tax (as you claim), those who pay no income tax (as you claim) would make more than the bare minimum, and those who pay the most (as you claim) wouldn't take more of it and would then not pay the most.what isn't fair are people who pay no income taxes voting to increase the taxes of those who pay most of them
But the reasoning of conservatives, as uttered by Joe Walsh in support of Gingrich, is that there should be no tax for capital gains - then all those uber wealthy people, who are benefitting from the Bush tax cuts, wouldn't have to worry if the Bush tax cuts were done away with, because they could claim all their income from capital gains and pay not taxes at all - then they would be able to say they are just like the poor people, who pay no taxes. Because, after all, the poor could take advantage of capital gains just the same as them, since that is what conservative logic amounts to.
"I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them." --Adlai Stevenson, Politician
Not only are we saddling the next generation with many trillions of unpayable debt (at least those who survive abortion roulette) we are now telling them that we want to tax anything they might possibly inherit from their parents. In order to spend it on what? More social programs for the present generation, a woeful bunch of sloths who want the government to make every decision for them, who can't handle personal responsibility.
Instead of inheriting wealth they are inheriting trillions in debt. This inheritance is being ignored.
While driving their SUV's until they got bored with them they are now insisting that there be fewer opportunities for the next generation to enjoy the same lifestyles , that oil exploration must be limited, as well as coal, etc.
So what is this deadbeat, slothful generation leaving the next generation? Debt, rules and regulations their own grandparents would have never recognized.
There is no shame anymore.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
You can kiss the idea of a "better America" goodbye. That's gone and you pissed it away.
Benjamin Franklin was said to have been asked, “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?”
To which he replied, “A Republic, if you can keep it.”
He seems to have had some foreboding about this generation of Americans.
No, no, no....This is the only way you can get to your number to prop up your claim, I understand, but you have ignored for quite a few pages now, and I know this to be true, because I am that earner you are talking about...The employee has about 7% of their salary withheld for Federal income tax, the employer pays another 7%. At the end of the year as it is now, I get my W-2, and do my taxes. After my deductions, I usually get back about $1500.00 from federal making my tax that I paid throughout the year, about 6% or so.
Your intentionally attempting to meld any, and every tax together concerning someone making roughly my salary in order to make your meme work, which is at best a clear misunderstanding of what people actually pay, at worst you are lying.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville