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Taxing the Poor

tmarch Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 4:58 AM
And taxing corporations just forces corporations to raise prices to pay for it and poor people pay more for goods and services due to that. Just another stealth tax, and many of the poor support taxing those "evil corporations with the democrats class warfare.
pepnm Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 5:39 AM
And, with Obamacare in the barf bag, even the dumbest Liberal will notice the ill effects of inflation.

Many, maybe even most of the elderly and working poor have yet to realize the devastating effects of the inflation that has reduced their buying power because they seldom keep any budget that would show them their losses.
tmarch Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 7:12 AM
Energy and food are not counted in the inflation figures in order to keep it low, but how can people not notice the cost of their biggest expenses shooting up so much? Even liberals.
Nam65-66 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 7:28 AM
Yes,tmarch,it is amazing how many people think we can tax businesses because they are "rich".Yet only individual human beings are capable of paying taxes.A business pays NO tax.Not General Motors or the Mom and Pop corner store.Their customers pay all their taxes.That is you and I.The business simply raises the price of their products or services to their customers,you,me,and the fellow behind the tree!

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...