Did Obama Pay a Lower Rate Than His Secretary?

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    The most recent information about salary regarding Obama’s secretary is for his former secretary, Katie Johnson, who is listed by the White House as having made $90,000 in 2010.

    According to Wikipedia, Johnson is 31 years old and now attends Harvard Law School. I don’t know about her personal life or what her deductions would be, so I can’t assume any children or extra deductions.

    On a $90,000 salary, she would pay $16,578 in federal taxes, $3,780 to Social Security, and $1,305 in Medicare taxes.

    That adds up to a total federal tax burden of $21,663 on $90,000 in adjusted gross income, or a tax rate of 24 percent.


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    obamas totally liability was- 21.8 % :eusa_think:


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    You have to know this thread will go nowhere.
     
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    Meanwhile, Romney paid 15%.....
     
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    The rich bastard!!!
     
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    You'd think Obama would set an example and pay his "fair share" of 30%, like he's advocating all the other wealthy people pay.
     
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    If he did, then the law needs to be changed so that in the future he won't, just as with Warren Buffett.

    I don't believe anyone has suggested that Buffett is personally at fault for the situation. This thread therefore presents a non-argument.
     
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    Buffett is 100% at fault because he pays himself 100K a year for running a multi billion dollar company.

    Tell me how many other CEOs get 100K a year for running a comparable business?
     
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    Interesting......
     
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    I can hardly "fault" Buffett for paying himself that salary. The real question is why capital gains tax rates are so much lower than income tax rates.
     

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