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Taxing the Poor

NewJAl Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 8:21 AM
Perhaps spoken like a 2 %er, but such a person might well be poor and has being a 2 %er in their future, or a 2%er as a son or daughter. That is what happened to many in America, and anyone who imagines a poor person would not learn to be and act like a 2 %er should check out some that got there honestly. 2 %ers are not a different species despite Obama's divisive envy efforts. Emberato can type, but can they think?

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...