OWS' 99%ers paid 10% in taxes while 1%ers paid 23.3%!!!

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    No matter what you hear from the biased press in their totally unsupported by facts love feast with the phrase "99%ers" the IRS reports of the ACTUAL composition of who paid what and how many there were HERE are the FACTS from 2008 tax returns of individuals.


    Total % of Income % of Taxes paid % of
    Tax returns of Returns returns in(billion) Income to IRS income
    the "99%ers" 141,551,657 99.4% $6,794 82.2% $688 10.14%
    The "1% ers" 898,912 0.6% $1,468 17.8% $342 23.35%

    SOI Tax Stats - Individual Statistical Tables by Size of Adjusted Gross Income

    In summary the "1%ers" paid 23% of their income while the 99%ers paid 10%... IS THAT FAIR???
     
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    You're right, its not fair.


    It's not fair that you left out how much of the wealth the top 1% own compared to the 99%.

    Once you include those numbers, what is "fair" should become a bit clearer.
     
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    When does the jealousy and envy end with the left?
     
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    Never. It is all they know. They are the true GREEN. Misery loves company. They should know because of the wealthy, entitlement programs have been financed since FDR.
     
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    Wealth envy like penis envy is really juvenile and just as sad!

    But unlike penis envy, you don't have to be endowed with wealth which I guess you falsely believe is how wealthy people became wealthy.
    Surprise.. but most people you consider "wealthy"... should be emulated and not envied!

    At some point in your very very young life (I assume you are a youth as ONLY the youth or those that are uninformed ) you will find most people you consider wealthy do not have an animalistic "i've got to get mine..cause there is no more"..mentality!
    You and other youths have evidently NO KNOWLEDGE of how wealth accumulates!

    Seriously .. are you aware that without one dime invested in the stock market that as a 23 year old if the forced mandated payroll taxes were saved in a 3% savings account until you retired at 65 you and every person that would have been able to do that would accumulate:$658,000!
    NO risks. NO investments just simple power of compound interest!
    A phrase evidently YOU'VE never heard!
    BUT people like you have no imagination. Have no desire to build but like little kids just destroy! Kids destroy..adults build!
     
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    It doesn't, and it really is pathetic.
     
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    You are right... most of the "liberal" left are as Winston Churchill said:
    When I was young I was liberal, which showed that I had heart.
    As I grew older I became conservative, which showed that I had brains." Churchill..
    And there is so much proof of that statement because almost always these "youth" hyperbole, unsubstantiated and out right lies. They never question the sources as they are too young and naive to understand the word "ulterior"!!!
     
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    Now, what would happen to your entire argument if you found out that I made a very good living and didn't need any of these entitlement programs? What if I made say, double or even triple what you make? Still think your "misery loves company" argument holds water?
     
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    When the Unions pushed too hard for owners to pay employees more and more for doing less and less where did the Manufacturing industry go?? For every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction, Newton's law of motion. True story. :D

    Does anyone think this is going to help anything?? Seriously?? What do you think that 1% is going to do???
     
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    Yeah. It's not fair that all people are not treated the same before the law. Instead we have this bullcrap progressive income tax that treats people differently depending on how much money they make.

    And people wonder why it's unfair when some people are living off of others. And most often it's those who aren't contributing who are demanding more from others.

    we live in a crazy world.
     

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