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Taxing the Poor

bill2505 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 2:30 PM
The government printing money and bizarre tax laws to reward some(i.e. buying votes and payoffs) at the expense of others is the biggest theft in history. Organized crime is alive and well in Wash.d.c. and our government. If all of the criminals were removed from Wash.d.c. and the halls of congress, it would be a ghost town.

With all the talk about taxing the rich, we hear very little talk about taxing the poor. Yet the marginal tax rate on someone living in poverty can sometimes be higher than the marginal tax rate on millionaires.

While it is true that nearly half the households in the country pay no income tax at all, the apparently simple word "tax" has many complications that can be a challenge for even professional economists to untangle.

If you define a tax as only those things that the government chooses to call a tax, you get a radically different picture from...