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originally posted by: neo96
So what about these LEECHES ?
Talk about GD false outrage.
The phenomenon of low-earning Americans escaping the federal income tax burden isn't a new one. In 2002, The Wall Street Journal coined the term "lucky duckies" to describe people who were exempt from income tax because they didn't make enough money.
"Had the editors ever met a person of little means?" wondered Farhad Majoo at Salon. "Did they realize that being poor, while perhaps an attractive tax shelter, tended to come with such hard-to-bear downsides as not knowing where your next meal will come from?" In most cases, tax filers who don’t pay federal income tax are still on the hook for other taxes. They can still be responsible for payroll taxes, withheld from their paychecks, and for excise taxes on gasoline, tobacco, alcohol, and other goods. And they may have to pay income tax at the state or local level.
Why doesn't it surprise me that this is your rebuttal. Did you bother reading the rest of that article BTW???
Most of them aren't paying Federal Income Tax because they already don't make enough money in the first place. Those aren't leeches, those are poor people. Which you continuously blame rather than blaming The Rich who escape paying even though they have the means to pay.
originally posted by: neo96
If it wasn't for them GD evil corporations that DO pay taxes contrary to BULLSNIP ARTICLES,and VIDEO'S.
Then those CEO's get hit again with the GD 'alternative' minimum TAX.
And the MEDICARE CAPITOL GAINS SURTAX.
How about doing some research instead of posting BULL SNIP videos that any two second google search can dispel without much effort.
originally posted by: mOjOm
Boeing Co, Ford Motor Co, Chevron Corp, Citigroup Inc, Verizon Communications Inc, JPMorgan Chase & Co and General Motors Co. — reported a tax rate of -2.5 percent despite claiming more than $74 billion in combined pre-tax profits.
They paid their chief executives an average of $17.3 million, according to the study by two Washington think tanks — the Institute for Policy Studies and the Center for Effective Government.
originally posted by: Jamie1
Whining om ATS about corporate taxes serves what purpose?
originally posted by: AnuTyrWe should have voting for all these things, Who Runs our food our water and our infrastructure.
This isn't democracy, What we are living in is a oligarchy owned by nobility who make their own laws and don't give a damn if we want them out of their office.
We should have REAL democracy. No single person should have full control over our vital resources.
This is the Real problem.
Is Capital privitization.
originally posted by: MOMof3
a reply to: Edumakated
This is a good point:
"First, the problem is politicians using the tax code to dole out favors. If the companies are following the tax code, then your beef is with the politicians who set the tax laws."
We have no one to blame but ourselves. Voters and the ones who shun their civil responsibility of voting. Politicians are very clever at promoting one issue policy to get attention away from what they are really up to.