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  •  everyone who works does contribute (13+ / 0-)

    thru social security.

    everyone who buys in states with sales tax pays that.

    We have refundable income tax credits for those whose incomes are below the income tax threshold. That was a Nixon program, and helps to offset the FICA/disability payments for very low income working people.

    Collecting a very low income tax from very low income working people would likely cost more to collect than it brings in.

    If the minimum wage were higher and equal to a living wage, then I'd agree that everyone should pay some income tax, but not until then...

    "There's nothing serious about a plan that claims to reduce the deficit by spending a trillion dollars on tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires." - President Obama

    by fhcec on Fri Nov 25, 2011 at 09:05:21 PM PST

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