Everyone Pays Taxes, Including the Poor

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    On the 47% of those who don't pay income taxes

    No, Half Of All Workers Aren't Freeloaders | The New Republic
     
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    Yeah, and the poor can also least afford to pay the tax known as inflation.

    Somebody oughtta let Boiking, Geithner and Badghdad Ben Bernanke in on this little tidbit of information.
     
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    Ummmm, too much info, I'm just gonna stick here to the a priori assumption that the rich are always paying too many taxes and the poor not paying enough and if it only was the other way around then there'd be more jobs, because I heard some guy on TV from my political party say so, and well, I guess that's what I'm supposed to think. X_X
     
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    I guess there is a point to this thread.:eusa_whistle:
     
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    The point is that the next time someone writes "half the people in America don't pay taxes," you can direct them to this thread and correct them, saying that they are talking only about income taxes, that there are many other taxes, and that the share of taxes paid by each socioeconomic group isn't too far off from each group's share of income.
     
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    Taes includes ALL taxes that US citizens pay to keep ALL our governments going.

    The bottom 80% pays a LOT more than the top 20% when you include all taxes in the formula.
     
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    hummm
     
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    So is your point because poor people pay a few dollars of tax for their cell phones and cable tv, rich people should pay for their healthcare?
     
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    Whenever I read something like the following:

    I know it's a biased article.

    Here's the rub:

    Of course the discussion has always been about federal taxes. What's interesting here is that the article just says, "CBO data suggests..." and then doesn't back it up with actual data from the CBO.

    What I need to see is real data and not a bunch of numbers and a chart from a clearly biased article.
     

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