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Originally posted by neo96
so i hear that all the time on this board and i offer the something to ponder and i am going to use the lottery to either prove or disprove the urban myth.
everyone has heard of the powerball its projected jackpot tonite is $133,000 dollars
so if you take the cash option which is $69,800,000 that what you get right?
well not so fast after federal and state taxes you lose half that which leaves you with around $34,450,000 million dollars after taxes.
over $30 million in taxes before you ever see a dime.
so tell me agian who isnt paying their fair share?edit on 30-7-2011 by neo96 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ineffable2
Here are the facts!
The super rich contribute nothing! They bet on our productivity and creativity. That is how they make "their" money by living a parasitic existence on our productivity and creativity.edit on 31-7-2011 by ineffable2 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by syrinx high priest
reply to post by neo96
what is being discussed is capital gains taxes, which are 15%. most americans pay double that for their regular salaryedit on 31-7-2011 by syrinx high priest because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by nuttin4U
To be honest...the people that aren't 'paying their fair share' are those: not working, living off welfare/unemployedsoaking the system, that thinks the 'system' owes them something. This is just ANOTHER example of people that ARE paying their 'fair share', getting reamed; and people that aren't doing ANYTHING, getting freebies. And you wonder why the big companies are leaving, to go elsewhere? Really???
Maybe, what you need to do, is cut off those food stamps and government cheese, and FORCE people to work! Do something other than sitting on your arse all day, while other people are busting their hump to feed your sorry arse! WORK! Since the government and companies are paying these spongers...they might as well get their money's worth. There's roads that need to be fixed, and garbage that needs to be picked up; and communiies that need rebuilding. You want free food and free money, EARN IT!!!! PROBLEM SOLVED!!!
Oh, and all those people in prison, gettin' free room and board....time to work the chain gang! "Swing lo, sweat chariot!"