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President Barack Obama's tax proposal – which promises to increase taxes for those families with incomes of $250,000 or more -- has some Americans brainstorming ways to decrease their pay, even if it's just by a dollar.
A 63-year-old attorney based in Lafayette, La., who asked not to be named, told ABCNews.com that she plans to cut back on her business to get her annual income under the quarter million mark should the Obama tax plan be passed by Congress and become law. ...
"We are going to try to figure out how to make our income $249,999.00," she said. "We have to find a way out where we can make just what we need to just under the line so we can benefit from Obama's tax plan," she added. "Why kill yourself working if you're going to give it all away to people who aren't working as hard?"
Mr. Burns: Smithers, why haven't I heard of this "The Leader"? He's as rich and wicked as I, but he seems to enjoy tax exempt status!
Smithers: Actually, sir, with our creative book-keeping and corporate loop
holes we only pay three dollars a year.
Mr. Burns: [Shocked] You're right, we're getting screwed!
Originally posted by whatukno
Freaking rich people piss me off.... what I am ranting at is those that earn those million dollar "bonus" checks.
"Why kill yourself working if you're going to give it all away to people who aren't working as hard?"
Originally posted by Merigold
I pay my taxes for the good of many - then again I'm not greedy and I can't hire an expensive accountant to get out of it either.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
$250,000 a year + earners are usually small business owners.
If you screw them, you screw America.
And the bottom line is this - if you screw the small business owner, productive and the money earners, eventually they will get tired of it and they will take their money elsewhere. Atlas will shrug.
How freaking illogical are your statements?!
You hate the rich? Well I hate unfair taxes. I hate having a portion of my income stolen by a government who adds absolutely no value to my life or my career. Everything around me that adds value is done by private corporations, private entities and other citizens. Taxes are the biggest waste of money and the biggest crime EVER.