Repugs and their blindness to the regressive payroll tax

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    Payroll taxes account for a significant amount of tax revenue being taken and as everyone knows patroll taxes are regressive, anyone making moe than $106,000 doesn't pay and payroll taxes. With that in mind, why are the dumb Repugs asking for middle class tax hike and lower taxes for the rich, we're the "equality" in that?
     
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    how about we simply do away with the payroll tax and enact a flat income tax. would that make you happier? Then everyone will be paying the same amount.
     
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    You just waking up to this? This has been the Republican complaint since 1936.

    That and the lousy return. And the tontine aspect where only 1 in 10 would collect. Everyone else got shafted.

    Even now, to exacerbate the regressive nature of the thing, minorities collect less than whites. Rich folks collect more of it back than poor folks, who again have the problem of not surviving to collect.

    In effect, SS is the cool way to transfer money from the poor to the rich and from minority to white.
     
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    Considering that the payroll tax is regressive why do you Repugs complain about the rich shouldering most of the tax burden and saying that 50% of Americans don't pay taxes when fully 100% of the rich don't pay payroll taxes?
     
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    The Republicans are not blind.

    They know exactly what they are doing.

    Serving their masters.
     
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    Because we are talking about income tax.

    That sould be obvious. Maybe you should think about it sometime.
     
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    Yep. Our Masters: The American people.
     
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    Income tax is PROgressive, payroll tax is REgressive, did you not know that? LMFAO!
     
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    And neither should be anything but flat you dumbass.
     
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    Adding to my OP, the Repugs know that the poor and middle class pay a higher proportion of their taxes through sales taxes so the its a facking myth that 50% of Americans aren't paying taxes almost everyone is paying taxes, some paying proportionally more of a different tax than others. The rich don't pay a higher proportion of their taxes in sales taxes and pay no payroll taxes, how is the tax system unfair to them? If they have lower income taxes they get the luxury of taking advantage of all three, facking greed.
     

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