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Taxing the Poor

yoyarzun Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 2:28 AM
I agree with the person below. the government does strip the poor for their income and its ridiculous; one thing is creating programs to help them stay financially stable and then another is taking all of that away just because they missed one month of pay for child support.

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...