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originally posted by: AboveBoard
a reply to: raymundoko
Um. What is wrong with helping the working poor?
If that's what making between $37,900 - $51,600 is these days, with a family of four...
If its the "middle class" or "upper middle class" taking this on, then perhaps taxing the very wealthy for this and leaving the middle out of it might be more workable? But that is anathema, apparently...
I pay taxes out of my paycheck, and my husband pays taxes. I care for two kids, one of which is severely autistic, which is a full-time job in and of itself. My husband works a minimum of 60 hours per week. I work part time, homeschool our youngest and care for a severely disabled child. We are not dead-beats.
Or maybe you think we are??? I don't know. It seems like that is what you are saying... I guess I'm not feeling in any way ashamed of the efforts we put out to eke out a living. I get angry when people get lumped together as "abusers" of a tax law that actually lessens the tax burden for working families at the lower end of the economic spectrum. You want to talk "abuse" of tax laws, let's look at the upper echelons and how much they don't pay...
originally posted by: Quetzalcoatl14