Obama Wants Americans to “Pay Their Fair Share” Except For the 47% Who Pay No Taxes (

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    Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, September 19, 2011, 8:16 PM
    Barack Obama demanded that Americans to “pay their fair share” today during his class warfare speech.


    Nearly half of Americans pay no taxes.
    The AP reported:
    Nearly half of US households escape fed income tax - Yahoo! Finance

    Tax Day is a dreaded deadline for millions, but for nearly half of U.S. households it’s simply somebody else’s problem.

    About 47 percent will pay no federal income taxes at all for 2009. Either their incomes were too low, or they qualified for enough credits, deductions and exemptions to eliminate their liability. That’s according to projections by the Tax Policy Center, a Washington research organization.


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    I know this is an old chart, but I suppose the question is 'where should the tax burden fall?'
    Should it fall where the money is, or where the people are?
    Should 50% of the people pay 50% of the tax when they only have 2.5% of the wealth?

    Just asking...
     

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    I don't see how taxing the lower income citizens helps anyone. first off I would think by not taxing them they will certainly have more to spend on goods, or sales taxes. SO in essence, they do pay taxes.

    Right now asking the people hurting the most to pay more taxes is insane and down right mean. I will say if we can get the private sector off its fat lazy a$$ to hire Americans, maybe get the unemployment back down to 5-6% we can discuss a small form of flat taxes for these low income people.

    take a few steps back, take a deep breath, unwrap your self from the flag you say you love and have some compassion for these people, they are fellow Americans by the way.
     
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    Ah...do not enough poor people pay taxes, Stephanie?

    Why does that have your panties all in a bunch?

    Do feel free to JOIN them in poverty so you too can enjoy that largess.
     
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    Listen up. I am NOT RICH...I'm SINGLE in my 50's and work two jobs to pay my way. But....I still pay my Federal Taxes.
    If you want EVERYONE to get skin in game, then don't be a friggen hypocrite about it.
     
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    1. How can Republicans fix this, i.e., raise taxes on 47% of households, when almost all of them have signed an oath to never raise anyone's taxes?

    2. If the Bush tax cuts were allowed to expire, that alone would put millions of those households back to paying taxes. Do you support that?
     
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    It's the tax exemptions and deductions that are connected kids/dependents that cause this no tax situation for so many households.
     
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    yeah and? I have two kids.
     
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    everyone does have skin in th game. we all pay some sort of taxes every day in our consumer based economy. to suggest otherwise is a lesson in futility.
     

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