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Taxing the Poor

Illbay Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 12:53 PM
...and the other headaches that it takes to run a business? "Oh, the Mill/Bills hire people to do that anyway! The Mill/Bills just sit around on their fat ***es and collect the earnings made for them by others! So they can still do that, but Obama is making them give back!" Okay, so if these millionaires and billionaires are really not necessary to the business' operation - why can't just anyone be a millionaire/billionaire? What is so special about them, then? "They're just more sneaky and conniving! They actually don't contribute anything, they just collect the checks!" I see. So why not just round them up and put them in prison, then? Seems to me that they are actually standing in the way of FORWARD Progress, right? Couldn't just...
Illbay Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 12:53 PM
...ANYONE do what they do?

The Leftard thought about it, then excitedly told me "hold that thought, I'm going to go right now and call my Democrat congressman! You've come up with a great idea!"

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...