posted on Jan, 19 2016 @ 11:23 AM
*****Ignore this, my math was wrong! Thanks Bluntone22 for correcting my mistake! It actually equals out to about $6,000 per person.
So there's a thread HERE
that points out that Sanders plans on adding $19.6 trillion
dollars in taxes over the next 10 years. People may see that 19.6 trillion number and think "wow, that's a lot of money, I can't afford that!", but
they fail to realize that they are not going to be paying it alone. So how about we put that number into perspective?
So $19.6 trillion over 10 years equals out to $1.96 trillion more per year in taxes. The population is about 318 million, so let's divide that 19.6
trillion by the population. That equals out to about $6.16 PER YEAR more in taxes PER PERSON. But let's be generous, halving the population because
not everyone is able to pay income tax such as children and the elderly. That would be roughly 160 million people, which equals out to be about $12.32
PER PERSON in taxes PER YEAR.
Let's divide that 12.32 by 365 days, that equals out to about .03 cents (only 1/3 of a penny) per day in taxes. So you're telling me you can't afford
less than a penny per day more in taxes? I'd say you're lying if you say you can't. You probably lose more money per day than you would be paying with
this new tax plan.
So... what's the big deal? That it's going to the government? If that's the case, boycott taxes completely because you'll be paying them anyways no
matter who's in office. You can't NOT pay taxes, that's the way our country stays afloat.
I can give you your years worth of extra taxes right now cash and I don't think it would hurt me too much. $12 is nothing when spread out over an
entire year. So let's stop sensationalizing everything and put it into perspective before we go off the deep end. It honestly is not THAT bad. Of
course it will seem bad when looking at that huge number, but that number is spread out very thinly between each person.
So yeah, it's not that bad when you look at it in perspective.
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