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Ken5061 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 9:46 AM
Sorry I missed this one first time around, it is a good column. I have long done my own taxes and have had them done as well and I take the position that no one, not one person among us, can calculate his taxes exactly right according to the code. I get them close and try not to make any mistakes, but I always miss something I could have taken off or declare some income I actually did not have. It is possible that 1% of us do their own taxes and/or are able to. Furthermore, half of us do not pay any income taxes and may not even file. Yet a majority of the population of non tax experts is easily persuaded that people making more money than they do are not paying enough in taxes. Sounds like demagoguery.

The millionaire poster boy of the tax-the-rich crowd, who amazed everyone with the revelation that rich people don’t pay their fair share by his talking about his own example, has released his tax returns online with an accompanying asterisk because the truth is a lot less dramatic than his claims.

Turns out that Eric Schoenberg, chief cheerleader for United for a Fair Economy, only made about $37,000 after he paid his expenses, local taxes and accounted for charitable contributions.

He originally claimed he had income of over $200,000.  

After telling the AP that he only paid one percent in...