Are you paying your "fair share"?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by alan1, Sep 19, 2009.

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Did you pay your fair share in taxes?

Poll closed Jul 16, 2010.
  1. I paid less than $9700 per person in my household. Less than my fair share.

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  2. I paid $9700 per person in my household. My fair share.

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  3. I paid more than $9700 per person in my household. More than my fair share

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  1. alan1
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    In 2008 the federal budget was 2.9 trillion dollars.
    That's almost $9,700 per person expenditure.
    Did you pay your fair share in taxes?
     
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    Way more. And never really complained about it. Until it was brought to my attention that we are now selfish and un-American and not paying our fair share. Now I complain a lot. The more insults the left hurls at the have's, the tighter they get with their pocketbook. In fact, I imagine charitable contributions have dropped dramatically. I used to give to every organization that called my house. Now my line is "get it from Obama." That's what happens when you piss people off. Shame, actually.
     
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    Ever notice how these threads are authored by somebody with no real responsibilities???!!:lol:
     
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    REMEMBER! the $2.9 trillion budget INCLUDES social security spending so everyone should include what they pay in social security taxes as well.

    NOTE! also include what your employer pays in Payroll taxes in your name as well, because these revenues also go in to the treasury to pay the budget!
     
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    oh and the 9700 per person, does that include what children one may have? $9700 per child as well?
     
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    I paid what the tax code required. Is that fair?
     
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    Yes, all those preschoolers need to go out and get jobs. Lazy slackers!
     
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    Who uses the term "fair share" other than Karl Marx and your friendly US Attorney?

    You do know where the idea of paying your fair share comes from, right? It certainly doesn't come from the U.S. Constitution or Declaration of Independence, it comes fromt he communist maxim "From each according to their ability, to each according to their need." Keep that in mind.


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    no silly!

    his op said $9700 for every person in your household...he came up with that number SOMEHOW.....I just needed clarification on his op...where did he get the $9700, by dividing 300 million people in to our yearly budget or did he just do the working people in to the budget or just adults in to the budget?
     

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