A breakdown of who is really paying taxes

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    According to statistics compiled from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by the Tax Foundation, those people making above $50,000 had an effective tax rate of 14.1 percent, and carried 93.3 percent of the total tax burden.

    In contrast, Americans making less than $50,000 had an effective tax rate of 3.5 percent and their total share of the tax burden was just 6.7 percent.

    Americans making more than $250,000 had an effective tax rate of 23.4 percent and their total share of the tax burden was 45.7 percent.

    Out of the 143 million tax returns that were filed with the IRS in 2010, 58 million – or 41 percent – of those filers were non-payers.

    In other words, only 85 million actually paid taxes.
    Americans Making Over $50,000 a Year Paid 93.3 Percent of All Taxes in 2010 | CNSNews.com
     
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    Very deceptive use of language. First off, most married filers file joint returns, yet you use the term "people" to obscure that. Second, and more importantly, you use the term "taxes" instead of "income taxes". Even people making under $50K pay significant taxes. They'd include excise taxes on phone bills, tobacco, alcohol, tires, gasoline, etc..
     
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    As we know, from those of you on the right, payroll taxes are not taxes, so they don't count. And the fact that lower income workers pay the bulk of taxes at the state and local levels doesn't count either. In fact, in your book, that is a good thing, because by God, we don't want the wealthy to have to give up any of their hard earned money. Taxes are only for the poor and downtrodden. Let those poor fucks suck it up. We need to cut taxes on those earning the most because they are just suffering so much. :eusa_boohoo:
     
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    Also, any reference to what percentage of the total tax revenues are paid by a particular group of people is meaningless and should be completely disregarded.
     
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    Federal income taxes you mean, ya brainwashed ignoramus- take all taxes and fees going to ALL gov't, and the rich and corporations pay the LOWEST percentage. Brilliant Pubcrappe, great if you want a banana republic.
     
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    Not a prob.....in DECEMBER!!!!!!

    Problem solved!!

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    What a crock. Why don't you rw's ever get it right?
     
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    And lest we forget, of those 58 million who PAID no taxes, better than half got a refund LARGER than the amount they lent to the government.
     
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    Your kidding right?
    I mean when I made 30k a year I wass so worried about my capital gains tax being to much
    Those taxes you speak of are paid by all, ever bit of 100.00 a year unless you smoke and drink allot
    dont blame me, I did not vote for Obama
     
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    listen retard.. it was clear he was talking about FEDERAL INCOME TAX.. and if you're too damn poor to pay taxes you should not be buying tobacco and alcohol,, why should the taxpayers subsidize you're nasty addictions?
     

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