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Paying more than your fair share of
income taxes

American Thinker, by Ethel C. Fenig

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Posted By:zephyrgirl, 4/15/2014 11:07:58 AM

If you are a member of the 53% of the US population who actually pays income taxes, due today without a penalty, perhaps this chart from the Internal Revenue Service and analyzed by Mark J. Perry of AEIdeas will make you feel better. Or not. IRS data: The top 1% pay 37% of all taxes, the bottom half pay 2%, a blubbering David Letterman can’t believe the facts. IRS data for 2009 (most recent year available) are displayed above and show that the top 1% of US taxpayers (about 819,000 filers) paid 37% of all federal income taxes collected, the

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These articles would be a lot more effective if they showed the dollar amount of adjusted gross income (AGI) that puts you in the various brackets. For example, an AGI of $75,000 puts you in the top 25% of taxpayers (who by the way, pay 87% of all income taxes).

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: nimby, 4/15/2014 11:18:29 AM     (No. 9811481)

Why aren´t the liberals talking about "income tax equality"? Let those who never pay taxes, yet mooch off other taxpayers be forced to pay.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Keekng, 4/15/2014 11:21:20 AM     (No. 9811487)

What is Letterman´s problem? He is a good little democrat, he should suck it up, pay his taxes and say, "Thank you sir, may I have another"?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Safari Man, 4/15/2014 11:33:08 AM     (No. 9811504)

I just sent off my 1040. I owed $0 and got $0 refund. Felt great. All you have to do is refuse to work and starve our Marxist government of the fruits of your labor. I still don´t like what is being done with everyone else´s tax dollars because they are being used to diminish my quality of life.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: bpl40, 4/15/2014 11:37:29 AM     (No. 9811511)

Civilized society might be based on collecting taxes. But their unfair application is the foundation of chaos and destruction. Every tax rebellion is about wasteful and unfair expenditures. It is never about a selfish opposition to collection.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: zoidberg, 4/15/2014 11:51:31 AM     (No. 9811531)

I like what #3 said, but I don´t want to starve myself of the fruits of my labor just to stick it to Uncle Sam.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Keekng, 4/15/2014 12:09:16 PM     (No. 9811555)

Even retired, I pay higher taxes every year. Can anyone explain, how much is a "Fair share"?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 4/15/2014 12:09:43 PM     (No. 9811556)

I´m of the opinion of, if you pay taxes, you get a voice in how those dollars are spent...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 4/15/2014 1:02:05 PM     (No. 9811638)

Sold my business.
Fired all my employees.
Sold all the trucks, real estate and equipment.

You´ll find me hunting and fishing and gardening and playing blues guitar until the communists are no longer dealing the cards.

Income ?

No thanks.

We juss po´ folk.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 4/15/2014 11:58:51 PM     (No. 9812386)

What is unjust is slamming the self employed and small business owners while giving single mothers with three kids, earning from $0 to over $46,000 a refund of our money to the tune of $6044.00.

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