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Taxing the Poor

Joycey Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 9:59 AM
Figures the generation that is too lazy to tie their shoes wants OBAMA to take care of them and they want to smoke pot.
Michael3116 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 10:18 AM
The problem with that idea is once you run out of other people's money somebody needs to produce and that is usually the province of the slaves that have traded their freedom for security. The problem is that type of security comes with chains which sooner or later will be yanked and those who gave up their freedom will be digging ditches and hauling stone blocks for the new pyramids.
cathi2 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 10:56 AM
I wanted to let you know I totally agree with what you said. If this shows up flagged, it's not on purpose. My stylus was near the button, and as I was reading dropped farther down and hit the button and I can't figure out how to unflag it! I totally agree with what you said. I found nothing wrong with it...thanks.

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...