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  •  What I don't understand is why (11+ / 0-)

    more people here not realize how the rethugs have quitely over the last few decades shifted most of the costs of government off the wealthy and onto the middle classes. Why aren't we up in arms about the fact that every product or service we purchase contains an average of 15% in embedded taxes. That means even if you are able to completely avoid all income and payroll taxes you still pay for 15% of the cost of government.

    The next time a rethugs says that more than 40% of Americans pay no taxes, yell back Bullshit! The average American that earns a paycheck already pays around 15% embedded taxes included in the price of eveything they need to survive before they actually are credited with paying any of their own taxes.

    Why don't more people realize this? Why don't Americans understand how their tax system actually works?

    Really don't mind if you sit this one out. My words but a whisper -- your deafness a SHOUT. I may make you feel but I can't make you think..Jethro Tull

    by RMForbes on Mon Aug 23, 2010 at 04:36:36 PM PDT

    •  First They're Saying the Opposite (3+ / 0-)
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      CitizenOfEarth, viet vet, Ultranaut

      and their side only listens to their sources. They're being lied to.

      Second there are plenty of things their rank and file know accurately but support. Private property rights, and fairness to dollars (for examples never tax the same dollar twice, and it's bigotted to tax money more if it's owned by a rich person) are big deals for them.

      Both parties oppose telling the people how the tax system has worked at its best. The concepts of compressing incomes and protecting the economy from super earners have been expunged from the Democratic party, and of course the Republicans oppose those things.

      Oh every earner pays Social Security or else state worker's pension in addition to other taxes.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Mon Aug 23, 2010 at 05:01:27 PM PDT

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    •  Because outside of a few blogs, we have no forum. (5+ / 0-)

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