Return of the Middle Class

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    White House Watch - Dan Froomkin's Blog on washingtonpost.com
     
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    I don't see how anyone can say that the top 5% of earners have been subsidized by the bottom 95% of earners when in:

    1999 the top 5% paid 55.45% of all income taxes and the bottom 95% paid 44.55%
    2000 the top 5% paid 56.47% of all income taxes and the bottom 95% paid 43.53%
    2001 the top 5% paid 53.25% of all income taxes and the bottom 95% paid 46.75%
    2002 the top 5% paid 53.80% of all income taxes and the bottom 95% paid 46.20%
    2003 the top 5% paid 54.36% of all income taxes and the bottom 95% paid 45.64%
    2004 the top 5% paid 57.13% of all income taxes and the bottom 95% paid 42.87%
    2005 the top 5% paid 59.67% of all income taxes and the bottom 95% paid 40.33%
    2006 the top 5% paid 60.14% of all income taxes and the bottom 95% paid 39.86%

    Who Pays Income Taxes? See Who Pays What

    So please tell me how the top 5% of earners have been subsidized by the bottom 95% of earners.
     
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    Wrong .......
     
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    It should be called the "Robbin' da Hood" budget.

    hey if the repudlicans need a hip hop makeover then the dims should be embracing their hip hop roots
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    LOL Robin Hood must be one of those green jobs
     
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    They won't be around long if they start raising taxes.
     
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    they will have no choice,, they have to raise taxes on everybody,, there aren't enough rich people to pay for his extravaganza..anybody who thinks so is sniffing fairy dust.
     
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    Ah, good point. We better post in color then...

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