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Originally posted by NuminousCosmos
I live in Washington state...which is at the top of this list. I got $8.00 back from Uncle Sam. I make less than $30,000 a year in taxable income. My next door neighbor owns a chain of health/fitness centers. He just bought a new car and a boat.
You can emulate them or envy them: Your choice, but take some personal responsibility here for what happens to you
Originally posted by v1rtu0s0
Originally posted by Rockpuck
I have no sympathy for the poor
Is that you, Mitt?
The system is almost entirely rigged against most people, but all you can do is blame the victims. Nice.
Originally posted by butcherguy
reply to post by neo96
They are using State taxes in this example. As a percentage of the person's income. It is a little misleading.
Originally posted by mnemeth1
The rich pay low taxes because they are the business owners and producers.
Let me clue you in on something, you can't tax the rich.
Crap rolls down hill, and the working man is at the bottom.
Any tax on business will immediately be passed through in the form of higher prices.
Any tax on investors will immediately be passed on to the back of working people in the form of fewer PRODUCTIVE jobs. The State will simply spend the money on cronyism or adding more useless bureaucrats to its payrolls.
Fewer productive jobs means less people making washing machines and more people issuing parking tickets. Parking tickets do not improve people's lives. The washing machine on the other hand does.
edit on 5-2-2012 by mnemeth1 because: (no reason given)