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The short sighted.. ME, ME, selfishness EXUDES in the OP..
106.2 + 9.1= 115.3 115.3 %??? WTF? Very sloppy propaganda.
edit on 9-12-2013 by HUMBLEONE because: (no reason given)
And FURTHER... did YOU PERSONALLY serve in the military? If not, you are freeloading...as those that serve make it ALL POSSIBLE.. through their offense or their defense..
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I agree with you, but want to ask..
what % of those unemployed were made unemployed, because the top % outsourced their jobs to increase their own profits.
Some people care NOT how they got their chair, never admitting the game. Nope, they got that chair fair and square. They were in front of the chair when the music stopped. They are better at walking around chairs and listening to music than others.
so you did NOT get where you are on your own
The shills on this sight must love to browse these threads where people toss blame around on who to be mad at because we have a sucky system.
like watching a dog chasing its own tail.
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You never served in the military = freeloader.. in that ALL THIS NATION HAS is due to THOSE THAT SERVE..
AND< to ACTUALLY STATE YOU BLED!!?!?
FFS... the pomposity,. and cowardice.
Listen, for those that don't know, or refuse to see it...100% of the total amount is all there is.
Take an apple, cut it into 100 pieces...each piece would be 1% of the whole apple, or the total amount of apple.
Romney was right (not that I haven't said this all along, but it's great to have some statistical facts to back it up suddenly)... he lost the election largely because of the 40% of Americans who wouldn't vote against their Meal Ticket.
... the bottom 40% RECIEVED an average of $18,950 FROM the government while the top 20% PAID 92.9% of all Federally collected taxes. Recieving is always going to come out on top of paying as far as the math goes.
I went to college, got an engineering degree
Looks like you have some trouble reading for understanding, or you wouldn't be in this thread calling social security recipients who supported the system their whole lives 'useless eaters'.
You have to be very diligent throwing study results around. I have worked in the area of statistics and analytics for most of my adult life... 30+ years in the field. You have heard the expression "you can make statistics say anything you want'. The statement was made by an idiot. That can only happen if you manipulate the way the data is presented. Top 40% vs. bottom 40% is a pretty spurious comparison. It implies (or allows the reader to infer) that the distribution of the payment of taxes follows income. That is hardly true. Mine the data that's available from the Commerce Dept and you'll see that is far from the truth. This misleads and is intellectually dishonest. There are certainly people on the lower end of the economic ladder that game the system. But that pales in comparison to the amounts 'gamed' at the other end through creative accounting and tax laws that were designed by and for the wealthy. If that were not the case it would have been impossible for the unprecedented accretion of wealth to the top we have seen over the last 15yrs.