Fixing Tax Loopholes, 51% of Americans Pay NO Incomes Taxes

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    The Tax Foundation - Number of Americans Outside the Income Tax System Continues to Grow

    Report after report has shown a growing majority, conservatively at 40%, of American workers pay no income tax, ZERO. Meanwhile the top 10% of American income earners fund 70% of total federal income taxes.

    Where is the shared sacrifice?

    If those who are paying zero income tax were to contribute 'their fair share' perhaps it would solve this current financial situation--for a few months at least. But it isn't politically expedient to go after people who don't pay taxes.

    This is a result of tax credits, loopholes if you will, that allow median income earners to pay virtually nothing in income tax. Obama is all for inciting a mob against the evil rich who are currently funding this unsustainable spending spree that has intensified more under the short two years, though it seems much longer, of Obama's presidency than it has under any other administration.

    Record monthly deficit spending was reached back in March and has continued at $200 billion a month. The US Federal Government spends $200 billion more a month than it takes in revenue, and Obama wants everyone to believe the problem is the rich aren't paying their fair share :eusa_liar:.

    But we're told that cutting deficit spending will damage the economy. That is the justification for this absurd situation: fixing it will hurt the economy; as if continuing in this manner is going to have anything but an apocalyptic outcome :evil:.

    Americans have become desensitized to the constant cries of crisis that Obama has used to achieve the entirety of his legislative agenda, it isn't working anymore.
     
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    hell, just making sure nobody gets paid back MORE than they paid in out of that bottom 51% would be a good start. Second Christmas needs to end.
     
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    I guess that explains why roughly half of all Americans want taxes to be increased.
     
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    We should have a pure flat rate tax on all personal income with no deductions.
     
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    I worked as a courier for three years and was paid on commission as an independent contractor and had no taxes taken out, NONE. I, being the irresponsible person I am, didn't file for four years. I was really scared and knew that I was going to owe something, I wasn't getting rich by no means but I didn't pay anything.

    Not only did I not owe I got a few hundred dollars back, thank you H&R Block.

    I know for a fact that a majority of people don't pay taxes.
     
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    I almost started a thread about this because its so funny.

    Half of Americans pay no federal income taxes, conservatives have picked up on this and are outraged (ironically)

    and, more ironcially, that can't be changed because the Republicans have signed a pledge not to raise ANY taxes ANY time for ANY reason.
     
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    I am 58 years old--and have paid federal income tax ALL OF MY LIFE. When I was 19 years old--I worked at a bank--making $2.25 per hour--and I paid FEDERAL INCOME TAX. I got married--opened up our own small business and paid FEDERAL INCOME TAX.

    Why in the HELL--anyone gets out of paying federal income tax--regardless of their income--is beyond me.

    In fact--the "earned income tax credit"--where one doesn't pay any federal federal income tax what-so-ever yet- still-gets a government check amounting to $1000.00 is beyond rational comprehension. Who in the Freak came up with that one? We the taxpayers of this country give them a CHECK--because these losers made a $600.00 dollars during the year?
     
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    Isn't that sad and ironic? Lefties preach about making people pay "their fair share", but, they target those that overwhelmingly pay higher rates and higher net amounts in taxes. Those who, technically, are taxed unfairly by paying so insanely much more, are somehow not "paying their fair share".

    God damn I hate liberals. Luckily, though, they can't affect how happy my life is when I'm not reading their dribble on here.
     
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    I really think that this is the argument the Republicans need to use to counter the class envy rhetoric Obama is employing.

    I think the majority of Americans agree with your sentiment, hell I know I do. I didn't believe it was right when I got money back after I hadn't paid any taxes, but I took it.

    The whole shared sacrifice thing is something Americans do believe, and a lot of Americans know deep down that they aren't giving their fair share.
     
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    it is a reward for not aborting their children ;)
     

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