Hey, 99 Percenters, You Call This 'Fair'?

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    Hey, 99 Percenters, You Call This 'Fair'?
    A study by the New York City Independent Budget Office was released this week, and you didn't hear much about it in the mainstream media because it hurts their candidate's message.

    Keep in mind, I'm your Conservative Everyman. I'm no economist, nor am I a political scientist. I call 'em as I see 'em just like you do. And away we go...


    New York City has a little more than 8 million residents. Of those many millions, 1% -- ONE PERCENT -- pays 43% of the income taxes. You know how many people that works out to? About 35,000 people.

    Picture in your mind's eye the City of New York, not just Manhattan, but all five boroughs. Imagine the throngs here right now enjoying the holidays. Think about the police presence, the sanitation, the schools brimming with children...East Side, West Side, The Village -- a hell of a town! 8 million people!

    Now imagine Yankee Stadium, or any average Major League ballpark, and fill it except for the nosebleed seats. That tiny number pays almost HALF the operating costs for the city. How's THAT for fair?

    Another kick in the head is that ten percent of New Yorkers pay 71% of the taxes. Guess how much income it takes to crack that ten percent?You don't have to be one of the millionaires or billionaires whom the Divider in Chief loves to vilify. You need not be an evil fat cat making $200,000 -- perish the thought! What's it take to crack the top ten percent in the most expensive city in America? $105,000. Yep, a buck five.​
     
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    This ought to be interesting...
     
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    Actually, that reflects the nation as a whole. I've seen similar numbers somewhere for the US, except something like 49% of US Citizens pay no income tax.
     
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    Dave, I hear Crickets. What's up with that? LOL
     
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    They're busy organizing a drum circle. Give them time.
     
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    What is the tax rate for the state of New York and New York City..
     
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    Income tax maybe. What other taxes do we pay and take a little peek at the taxes by the top companies last year. The 99% are getting screwed and all the facts, charts, experts that are not bias prove it. The wealthy do not create jobs. The average median wage went down by thousands. The wealthy went up by millions. We will fix it I am sure and very soon. Americans can not put up with children and families hurting for greedy bastards.
     
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    You're right, it's not fair. Since they own more than 90% of the nations wealth, they should be paying 90% of the taxes.
     
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    Dave,,,,,,YOU are part of the 99%. Dumbass.
     
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