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Rich Lefties and Their Taxes

NewJAl Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 4:00 PM
Taxation does not affect the rich the way it does the regular person,.............
SouthAustinative Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 5:19 PM
You're right, it hits them harder. The left likes to punish and demonize achievement wtih higher taxes. Since roughly 47% of Americans pay NO taxes, there's no real effect to them at all.

Ah, the hypocrisy of tax-hikers who do everything they can to avoid the taxes they wish to impose on others.

Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.: He tried to avoid $500K in his home state's sales and excise taxes by docking his newly purchased $7 million 76-foot yacht in Rhode Island.

Massachusetts lowered its state income tax in 2001. Given the presumably large number of rich people who pine to pay more taxes, the state allowed tax filers to check a box and voluntarily pay the old, higher rate. In a liberal state of over 3 million tax filers, how...