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Fairness: Huge Majority of Voters Want Lower Taxes for the Rich

smileynh Wrote: Apr 16, 2012 1:06 PM
Again the same dishonest, "the top ten percent of Americans pay nearly 70 percent of that pot." Yes, the rich pay 90% of 40% of the budget, income tax. The bottom 95% pay 99% of another 40% of the budget, social security tax. That is capped for the rich and not paid on investment income at all. $106,000 is the cap few will ever reach. Tell me, what percentage of a man making $50,000 a year does he pay social security on? 100% his entire life with no deductions, loop holes, or shelters. Romney paid social security tax on .4% of his income. THAT's unfair. I've made over the cap for a long time but this argument is intellectually dishonest and the Conservatives need to be above it.
RHSimard Wrote: Jun 01, 2012 11:57 PM
Are you saying the bottom 95% are paying too high a percentage of the Social Security tax or are you saying that they're (we're) paying too much because the Social Security tax itself is too high?

(Yes, it's a rhetorical question.)

An exquisitely delicious data set, courtesy of The Hill's polling team.  We've heard Democrats, and especially the president, prattle on about "fair shares" and "millionaires and billionaires," since...forever, really.  During the debt fight, Obama repeatedly demanded a "balanced approach" to debt reduction, and regularly cited polls that showed that most voters supported a tax hike on the wealthy as part of any compromise package.  I specifically recall him claiming that even a majority of Republicans supported such tax...