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Taxing the Poor

Marion69 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 6:49 AM
So many are so hung up on getting "free" stuff they ignore the reality of what politicians printing money to keep their jobs are doing to the economy.
jwilson804 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 7:10 AM
Someone needs to tell them Marion,that all the "free stuff" won't last forever. I for one am sick of paying people who don't want to work.

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...