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D_FIBRILATOR
Dec 2, 2011 - 12:24am

Ugh

I don't know where Carolla is getting his figures, but there are a number of studies that show the poor pay a higher percentage of their income in taxes than the rich do. Most of the people yelling about the top 1% paying half the taxes are only looking at income tax, and don't take account of payroll, property, and sales taxes. They also don't take account of the fact that because we are in an economic depression millions of people have been pushed out of the workforce and below the poverty line, and we all know that it isn't the poor who are responsible for this economic crisis. Nor does this kill-the-poor rhetoric take account of the ridiculous growth in the income of the top 1%, which consequently means they pay larger chunks of all taxes, even as the percentage of their income that is going to taxes stays the same or actually falls due to loop holes and tax credits.

Here is just one example of a study, which shows that the poor pay higher percentages of their income in state and local taxes: https://www.itepnet.org/whopays3.pdf [LINK TO PDF]

Here's another source, which looks at the propaganda coming out about 50% of people not paying federal income tax: https://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=3505

SilverWealth
Dec 2, 2011 - 12:31am

sad

Adam whomever is dull-brained. He completely misses the point and in doing so plays right into the hands of the bankster plutocracy.

Its about the Banksters. Duh. Please someone convince me otherwise.

Its not about barking over scraps that have fallen from the Banksters banquet table.

Keep the focus where it begs to be. Any serious human being by this stage knows who the big criminals are. All the rest is noise.

Thank God for Occupy Wall Street. May they persevere in courage,rage and in their demands for justice. And for those who are scared of them - and let's be honest its fear that causes that kind of ignorant reaction - go hide your metal under the toilet or guard it nightly with your guns or whatever. The kids aren't the ones coming for it. Its the banksters and they own the police remember? At least know who your enemy is.

Warren PeaceIndiobear
Dec 2, 2011 - 12:33am

Not a verified report anywhere(IMF ,MFG yadda)

That site does not look like a serious news source... see the caution right up at the top

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This blog is unique as it lists the latest Real -Time news as it is received. Many of the articles are submitted by the readers and are not verified or confirmed at posting. These are unconfirmed rumors and gossip. THIS BLOG SUPPORTS FREEDOM OF SPEECH. BOTH SIDES OF THE STORIES ARE BEING PRESENTED FOR YOUR REVIEW. Changes and modifications will occur as it happens. It is a Fast Moving News source . 3640 Posts --CHAT - skype 'john.machaffie' Just a bunch of unsourced gossip O
Rui
Dec 2, 2011 - 12:34am

You know the system is screwed up when ...

people who don't pay tax could somehow vote on how much those who do should pay. He who pays no tax is disqualified to vote.

sixdollarsilver
Dec 2, 2011 - 12:37am

not so sure indiobear

These people are not very into dramatic press releases...

https://www.interpol.int/News-and-media/News-media-releases

LATEST NEWS AND PRESS RELEASES

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French Interior Minister’s visit reinforces strong relations between INTERPOL and France

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Geez... I hope I haven't created an ant trail leading to anyone wanting to hide.

Georgie
Dec 2, 2011 - 12:38am
steeledIndiobear
Dec 2, 2011 - 12:39am

as much as I'd like to

as much as I'd like to believe it, I call BS on this~nothing credible comes up in searching for this story

Canadub
Dec 2, 2011 - 12:40am

@San Diego Gold Bug

Easy there, big gunner... I only mention FM because, recently, someone asked where they could buy silver direct from a miner. FM doesn't change their price very often, and as such, the other day "spot" price was around $33.50 and they were selling for $34.50, a $1 markup. Not to mention i prefer supporting a local miner (I live in Vancouver) much more than some major online yankee retailer, as you suggest.

AlienEyes
Dec 2, 2011 - 12:44am

Occupy Wall Street

I don't give a rat's rectum on rye about "Occupy Wall Street". Meet the new dirty hippies. Same as the old dirty hippies. That said, if they are making the banksters uncomfortable, more power to them!

D_FIBRILATORRui
Dec 2, 2011 - 12:45am

Virtually no one in this

Virtually no one in this country pays zero tax. Perhaps children or the incompetent are exempt, but everyone else pays taxes when they buy goods and services, or when they pay for things like car registration, or taxes on electricity and heating gas for their homes/apartments.

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