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Taxing the Poor

chipsmydog Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 11:15 AM
The only answer to this issue and those that rely on courage and the value of the individual is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Did you know this is how the citizens of the 13 original colonies was prepared to declare freedom from England in the 18th century? America is far from being in a position to throw off self loving fear and oppressive tyrants from within.

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...