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    Re: Why does the middle class pay the most crippling amount of income tax?

    The richest 1 percent of the population earn 19 per*cent of the income but pay 37 percent of the income tax. The top 10 percent pay 68 percent of the tab. Meanwhile, the bottom 50 percent—those below the median income level—now earn 13 percent of the income but pay just 3 percent of the taxes.

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    Re: Why does the middle class pay the most crippling amount of income tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    The richest 1 percent of the population earn 19 per*cent of the income but pay 37 percent of the income tax. The top 10 percent pay 68 percent of the tab. Meanwhile, the bottom 50 percent—those below the median income level—now earn 13 percent of the income but pay just 3 percent of the taxes.
    And your point is ... ?

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    Re: Why does the middle class pay the most crippling amount of income tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    That's what Obama is asking them to do, yes...and by "ask" I mean "force".
    OK, why all the misinformation? Why do you think a democrat is forcing the lower middle class to shoulder the tax burden .. last I checked, he stood for for the working family .. that would mean higher taxes for the wealthy, not the middle class .. please provide direct support for this claim as it seems to sound a whole lot like propaganda - you as usual, have made a claim without siting a source .. how can people trust that?

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    Re: Why does the middle class pay the most crippling amount of income tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer View Post
    OK, why all the misinformation?
    Because you libs have to lie to get your way. I wish you folks could start being honest, and put down the racism also, but that's not likely to happen.

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    Re: Why does the middle class pay the most crippling amount of income tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Because you libs have to lie to get your way. I wish you folks could start being honest, and put down the racism also, but that's not likely to happen.
    Put down the racism? It was Reagan that preached "state right's" at the Neshoba County Fair and attacked a black welfare Caddilac mother that turned out to be complete hogwash. Ever since then, Republicans have been trying to create a socio-economic class that only benefits the selects few, which happen to be white.

    I'll take Goldwater over you charlatans anyday. He voted against the CRA, but was honest about it. He also did much to mitigate racism in his home state; more than any modern liberal could hope for.

    Unfortunately, modern day Republicans love to attack the poor. They view them as a disease on society and that disease is mostly colored folk.
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    Re: Why does the middle class pay the most crippling amount of income tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Antiderivative View Post
    Put down the racism? It was Reagan that preached "state right's" at the Neshoba County Fair and attacked a black welfare Caddilac mother that turned out to be complete hogwash. Ever since then, Republicans have been trying to create a socio-economic class that only benefits the selects few, which happen to be white.

    I'll take Goldwater over you charlatans anyday. He voted against the CRA, but was honest about it. He also did much to mitigate racism in his home state; more than any modern liberal could hope for.

    Unfortunately, modern day Republicans love to attack the poor. They view them as a disease on society and that disease is mostly colored folk.
    Nonsense. And modern day republicans don't push programs designed to keep people addicted to poverty.



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    Re: Why does the middle class pay the most crippling amount of income tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Antiderivative View Post
    Put down the racism?
    Yes, your liberal social policies have don more to destroy the Black family then slavery ever did. Such social policies are food-stamps, HEAP and Title19; you reward people for having broken homes.

    Whenever liberals are called to account for their damaging and anti-social programs, you harp on your intentions as though that justifies the consequences. Then, after undermining the family, you have the balls to turn to Conservatives and use the divorce rate YOU made to try and tell US that WE don't care about the sanctity of marriage.

    Liberals are racists. No exceptions. I wish nothing but pain and suffering on each and every one of you, personally, until you convert or die.
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    Re: Why does the middle class pay the most crippling amount of income tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Nonsense. And modern day republicans don't push programs designed to keep people addicted to poverty.
    I've come to regard Obama'Care as the "Democrat Incumbent Forever Act".

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    Re: Why does the middle class pay the most crippling amount of income tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    The richest 1 percent of the population earn 19 per*cent of the income but pay 37 percent of the income tax. The top 10 percent pay 68 percent of the tab. Meanwhile, the bottom 50 percent—those below the median income level—now earn 13 percent of the income but pay just 3 percent of the taxes.
    That's because we have a progressive tax system, which is based largely on the idea that people of higher income levels can give a greater % of their income without affecting their quality of life, while lower income people can only afford to give a very small % of their income and still get by.

    Those in poverty often need almost all of their income, every month, to pay rent, buy food, ect (get by, ie live paycheck to paycheck) while those who make say $1 million can comfortably give 20-30% to taxes and not see any changes to their quality of life.

    That's the idea behind it and why a "flat tax" will not be much of a benefit to those of lower income levels.

    As for whether or not the government is effective at using the revenue... that's a whole other debate.
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    Re: Why does the middle class pay the most crippling amount of income tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Yes, your liberal social policies have don more to destroy the Black family then slavery ever did. Such social policies are food-stamps, HEAP and Title19; you reward people for having broken homes.

    Whenever liberals are called to account for their damaging and anti-social programs, you harp on your intentions as though that justifies the consequences. Then, after undermining the family, you have the balls to turn to Conservatives and use the divorce rate YOU made to try and tell US that WE don't care about the sanctity of marriage.

    Liberals are racists. No exceptions. I wish nothing but pain and suffering on each and every one of you, personally, until you convert or die.
    The programs aren't perfect, I agree, and need to be heavily reformed, but you need to realize that Liberals (at least the ones I know) generally have good intentions when they want to help those less fortunate. And by less fortunate this includes people who are disabled, who have mental issues, who grew up with no education, ect.

    Why don't you try to work with them towards a solution instead of attack, where does that get us? Also, with the issue of the CURRENT folks in heavy poverty in our country, would you rather do nothing than do something? And if your answer is what we're doing is not helping, then what would be your solution?
    Last edited by David D.; 08-26-11 at 03:04 PM.

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