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Taxing the Poor

sfguy Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 8:07 AM
Isn't the high price of gasoline a direct result of inflation? A hidden tax on everybody. Not just for commuting and hauling the kids to school and sporting events but also for the high cost of shipping all essentials including GROCERIES !
annfan_777 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 8:33 AM
Yes, but it's also a direct result of Obama's pro-scarcity energy policy.
Marie150 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 8:49 AM
Yes, the high cost of gasoline is OBAMA's fault.

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...