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
How much they pay is irrelevent!! If they earn 98% of all the money paid in wages in this nation then they better damn will pay 98% of all the taxes.. That is how it should be?? Why are you stupid enough to think there is a problem there??
The only thing that matters is what percentage of their income do they pay in taxes.. That is the only thing that matters and the rich pay the least and have for a long time.. So get over it!! Your are simply showing your arrogance and ignornace..
If you make the most money, then you pay the most taxes.. You need to explain to me and the rest of us what is wrong with that?? Why shouldn't the people that make the most pay the most in taxes?? Well?? Why Turtle??
And then you can explain to me why it is only conservatives that have these math issues?? The simple concept that earning the most income and paying the most taxes somehow escapes you?? Why?? The rich better damn well pay the most in taxes!! They better pay the most until the end of time!!
Last edited by DemonMyst; 07-27-11 at 10:53 PM.
Wealthy? you might have money (and I seriously question that) but you are certainly not wealthy IMO.
Wealth takes more than money IMO
: characterized by abundance : ample
Wealthy - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
And that is not even counting the deferred tax shelters overseas they now have.If the rich were taxed at the same rates they were half a century ago, they'd be paying in over $350 billion more this year alone, which translates into trillions over the next decade. That's enough to accomplish everything the nation needs while also reducing future deficits.
Yes.If we also cut what we don't need (corporate welfare and bloated defense), taxes could be reduced for everyone earning under $80,000, too. And with a single payer health-care system - Medicare for all - instead of a gaggle of for-profit providers, the nation could save billions more."
And, you will find that the IRS data gets particularly murky and extremely vague when reporting data on the upper brackets, especially the top ones, and excludes data altogether on the top brackets, which is why the IRS is useless as a source of data on the upper brackets, but then that's it's appeal to many of those who like to cite the IRS as a source; they can make up whatever they want from it.
I won't even get into the claim of an increase of $280; the government has always distorted the inflation rates, and their data as reflected in the CPI Index is outrageously false after the 1995 'reforms' that introduced 'hedonics adjustments'. Both parties get propaganda value from the 'new adjustments', as in not having to admit this is a depression, not a recession, and there was no 'recovery', but that is a thread all it's own.
At what point did history become ethics? Why should we subvert the elusive search for facts to moralist concerns? If you want to be a preacher, go preach. If you want to save the world, go into politics. If you want to invent a world free of evil, take Prozac. -Dave Williams, George Mason Univ.