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    Re: Do you have a higher effective tax rate than mitt romney

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    ...The bottom 20% of the income range pays an average of 16.2%
    The average American pays 27%
    Even most people in the top 1% pay 30%
    Romney pays 13.9%

    http://www.ctj.org/pdf/taxday2011.pdf
    are you just talking about Federal income taxes?

    I read that my deductions are at least half of what a typical American has.

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    Re: Do you have a higher effective tax rate than mitt romney

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    Between state and federal, virtually everybody that isn't super wealthy, who isn't living off investment income only, and who doesn't have serious heavyweight tax attorneys and accountants finding every possible loophole pays a higher effective rate than Romney. He pays amongst the lowest effective tax rates in the country.

    The bottom 20% of the income range pays an average of 16.2%
    The average American pays 27%
    Even most people in the top 1% pay 30%
    Romney pays 13.9%

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    there you go with your lies again

    that 16% rate of the bottom 20% is based on all taxes and ASSUMES lots of things

    the thing you cite is a SOROS funded far left propaganda site

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    Re: Do you have a higher effective tax rate than mitt romney

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    there you go with your lies again

    that 16% rate of the bottom 20% is based on all taxes and ASSUMES lots of things

    the thing you cite is a SOROS funded far left propaganda site
    somehow, effective & marginal tax-rates are getting confused.

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    Re: Do you have a higher effective tax rate than mitt romney

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that tends to be a term for wanting to try to claim he gets more when there is no proof. He actually probably uses less
    Not more than a person that pays less... just more than you are claiming that he gets. He gets an indirect benefit by helping others get better education, by increasing the strength of the military to protect his interests, by creating a better standard of healthcare for millions... etc.
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    Re: Do you have a higher effective tax rate than mitt romney

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    are you just talking about Federal income taxes?
    No, those are total taxes- between state and federal.

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    Re: Do you have a higher effective tax rate than mitt romney

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    somehow, effective & marginal tax-rates are getting confused.
    yep you are right. mitt's marginal and effective rates are essentially the same due to the fact that so much of his income is taxed at the "marginal rate" of 15%

    for someone in the middle class who might be in the 25% marginal bracket not much of his income is actually taxed at 25% and with enough deductions maybe none of it is

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    Re: Do you have a higher effective tax rate than mitt romney

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Not more than a person that pays less... just more than you are claiming that he gets. He gets an indirect benefit by helping others get better education, by increasing the strength of the military to protect his interests, by creating a better standard of healthcare for millions... etc.
    that is not a basis to justify higher taxes. its like saying my law firm gets the indirect advantage of me going to a good law school and that benefit is more than the one I get by having an education that earned me a 6 figure salary a few years out of law school

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    Re: Do you have a higher effective tax rate than mitt romney

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that is not a basis to justify higher taxes. its like saying my law firm gets the indirect advantage of me going to a good law school and that benefit is more than the one I get by having an education that earned me a 6 figure salary a few years out of law school
    Go reply on the other thread TD. Timed test to see if you're a lawyer is ticking over there.

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    Re: Do you have a higher effective tax rate than mitt romney

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that is not a basis to justify higher taxes. its like saying my law firm gets the indirect advantage of me going to a good law school and that benefit is more than the one I get by having an education that earned me a 6 figure salary a few years out of law school
    I don't see the comparison... but then again I am already bored. We are talking about TAXES!
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    Re: Do you have a higher effective tax rate than mitt romney

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    somehow, effective & marginal tax-rates are getting confused.
    No, both my source and Romney are using effective tax rates.

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