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  •  1/2 of Americans pay ZERO taxes (0+ / 0-)

    In America, only the upper middle class and the rich pay any income taxes. The middle and below pay ZERO taxes. 4 in 10 pay negative taxes.

    People who earn $60,000 pay almost nothing in taxes... certainly less than 17% -- the 30% is a complete fabrication.

    •  Wrong. (1+ / 0-)
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      I just checked my return. I will not divuge my income, but it's well below 60K. Of the federal income tax tax withheld, I'm getting about half back as a refund. I also pay state and city income taxes. Your comment is just plain wrong.

      "YOU SIR ARE A DISGRAC!!!" - from Hate mail-palooza, 2/27/10

      by Ahianne on Thu May 13, 2010 at 09:08:59 PM PDT

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    •  Shut up you moron. (1+ / 0-)
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      Nina Katarina

      Do your own research before you regurgitate talking points.  See, greedy corporatists have figured out that spewing official-sounding malarky works politically because enough of you tax-hating sociopathic twits are too lazy to figure out they're lying to you.

    •  Sources? Sites? nt (0+ / 0-)

      It's 'redistribution' whether it happens before or after the money is made and whether it goes up to a small group or down to a larger one.

      by Into The Woods on Fri May 14, 2010 at 01:20:22 PM PDT

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