Hidden welfare

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  1. MaggieMae
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    To listen to the right, Americans are demanding that budget cuts be made in social programs to lower the deficit. Ironically, however, they don't want their taxes raised (or touched) that disguise other forms of "welfare" for which they are huge beneficiaries:

    Americans Oppose Eliminating Income Tax Deductions

    We also hear a constant refrain from the right that 45% pay no taxes at all, attempting to blame the low-income people alone, when in fact that 45% includes many wealthy people who use the existing tax loopholes to either pay no income taxes, or at least lower their tax obligations to near zero.

    Super rich see federal taxes drop dramatically - Yahoo! News

    So I question whether anyone is really serious about paying down the debt, which will require sacrifice and pain at all levels. The common answer seen in poll after poll after poll is NO.
     
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    The problem with deductions is that many people cannot take them.

    One example is medical bills. If you have a $10,000 bill and can pay it all at once you can deduct it. Those who do not have that kind of money and pay $50.00 a month cannot deduct it.
     
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    The wealthy are--and always have been--completely dependent on one form of welfare or another. After all, if they had to scratch and compete, they wouldn't be able to call themselves THE LEISURE CLASS
     
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    Its called incentive to better yourself.... get to it and stop whining!
     
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    What is?
     
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    Aww, little miss cut 'n run Allie Babba just had to give me a neg rep, too chicken shit to post her comment where everyone could see.

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    a)
    can you link to this please?


    b)

    can you link to this please?
     
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    Naw, just didn't feel compelled to devote any more time or energy to this ridiculous thread.
     
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    Having money in your bank acct, and not being dependent on a gov't HANDOUT.
    Clear enough for ya?


    Sometimes its best to say "aww FUCKET, some folks will never learn" :eusa_eh:

    Some libs are just too bullheaded to listen and learn
     
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    She is one of the select few that is too dumb to come up with a response so she resorts to neg repping....usually an insult is included. That's what you get when you try and have a discussion with uneducated people who don't work and don't have any interest in open discussion.
     

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