Why should the rich pay taxes at a lower rate than the rest of us?

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WASHINGTON, D.C.--The 400 highest-earning taxpayers in the U.S. reported a record $105 billion in total adjusted gross income in 2006, but they paid just $18 billion in tax, new Internal Revenue Service figures show. That works out to an average federal income tax bite of 17%--the lowest rate paid by the richest 400 during the 15-year period covered by the IRS statistics. The average federal tax bite on the top 400 was 30% in 1995 and 23% in 2002.

Richest 400 Earn More, Pay Lower Tax Rate - Forbes.com
 

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That's primarily because they derive their incomes from investments, rather than wages, you buffoon.

You know who else also derives a good share of their incomes from investment income?...Retirees.

Why is it that liberoidal dochebags hate old folx?
 

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WASHINGTON, D.C.--The 400 highest-earning taxpayers in the U.S. reported a record $105 billion in total adjusted gross income in 2006, but they paid just $18 billion in tax, new Internal Revenue Service figures show. That works out to an average federal income tax bite of 17%--the lowest rate paid by the richest 400 during the 15-year period covered by the IRS statistics. The average federal tax bite on the top 400 was 30% in 1995 and 23% in 2002.

Richest 400 Earn More, Pay Lower Tax Rate - Forbes.com
The rich pay a lower rate on income taxes? Since when? ....... :eusa_whistle:
 

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How many Obamabots are going to start this exact thread with this exact message?


Whether or not you want taxes raised on evil demagogue rich people, your hero didn't do it when he had a full 2 year window with almost nothing but democrats in office with him.


Your dream of taxing the rich isn't shared by your messiah or your other cape-wearing democrats.
 
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That's primarily because they derive their incomes from investments, rather than wages, you buffoon.

You know who else also derives a good share of their incomes from investment income?...Retirees.

Why is it that liberoidal dochebags hate old folx?
You did not answer the question.

Why should the rich pay taxes at a lower rate than the rest of us?
 

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Why should the poor pay any different rate from the middle class, or the rich, or the upper middle class, or whatever other class??

When there is a call for equal treatment by government under law, it is not just supposed to apply to the situations that benefit you, and to then throw it away in the areas that don't benefit you....

But that is EXACTLY what the likes of Chrissy suport
 
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How many Obamabots are going to start this exact thread with this exact message?


Whether or not you want taxes raised on evil demagogue rich people, your hero didn't do it when he had a full 2 year window with almost nothing but democrats in office with him.


Your dream of taxing the rich isn't shared by your messiah or your other cape-wearing democrats.
You did not answer the quesiton.

Why should the rich pay taxes at a lower rate than the rest of us?
 
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Why should the poor pay any different rate from the middle class, or the rich, or the upper middle class, or whatever other class??

When there is a call for equal treatment by government under law, it is not just supposed to apply to the situations that benefit you, and to then throw it away in the areas that don't benefit you....

But that is EXACTLY what the likes of Chrissy suport
You did not answer the question.

Why should the rich pay taxes at a lower rate than the rest of us?
 

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Here's a solution: let's lower tax rates for those of us who are Not Billionaires instead of raising taxes on a small handful of people in a "burn the witch" ritual.
 
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WASHINGTON, D.C.--The 400 highest-earning taxpayers in the U.S. reported a record $105 billion in total adjusted gross income in 2006, but they paid just $18 billion in tax, new Internal Revenue Service figures show. That works out to an average federal income tax bite of 17%--the lowest rate paid by the richest 400 during the 15-year period covered by the IRS statistics. The average federal tax bite on the top 400 was 30% in 1995 and 23% in 2002.

Richest 400 Earn More, Pay Lower Tax Rate - Forbes.com
The rich pay a lower rate on income taxes? Since when? ....... :eusa_whistle:
You did not answer the question.

Why should the rich pay taxes at a lower rate than the rest of us?
 

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That's primarily because they derive their incomes from investments, rather than wages, you buffoon.

You know who else also derives a good share of their incomes from investment income?...Retirees.

Why is it that liberoidal dochebags hate old folx?
You did not answer the question.

Why should the rich pay taxes at a lower rate than the rest of us?
They don't pay a lower rate on incomes derived from wages, salaries, commissions, bonuses and benefits.

Unlike what you liberoidal moonbats imply with your churlish demagoguery, there's no space on the 1040 that asks "are you a really, really rich dude?...Deduct $100,000".
 
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Here's a solution: let's lower tax rates for those of us who are Not Billionaires instead of raising taxes on a small handful of people in a "burn the witch" ritual.
You did not answer the question.

Why should the rich pay taxes at a lower rate than the rest of us?
 

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WASHINGTON, D.C.--The 400 highest-earning taxpayers in the U.S. reported a record $105 billion in total adjusted gross income in 2006, but they paid just $18 billion in tax, new Internal Revenue Service figures show. That works out to an average federal income tax bite of 17%--the lowest rate paid by the richest 400 during the 15-year period covered by the IRS statistics. The average federal tax bite on the top 400 was 30% in 1995 and 23% in 2002.

Richest 400 Earn More, Pay Lower Tax Rate - Forbes.com
The rich pay a lower rate on income taxes? Since when? ....... :eusa_whistle:
You did not answer the question.

Why should the rich pay taxes at a lower rate than the rest of us?
Because they have the means to buy influence in DC.
 
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That's primarily because they derive their incomes from investments, rather than wages, you buffoon.

You know who else also derives a good share of their incomes from investment income?...Retirees.

Why is it that liberoidal dochebags hate old folx?
You did not answer the question.

Why should the rich pay taxes at a lower rate than the rest of us?
They don't pay a lower rate in income derived from wages, salaries, bonuses and benefits.

Unlike what you liberoidal moonbats imply with your churlish demagoguery, there's no space on the 1040 that asks "are you a really, really rich dude?...Deduct $100,000".
You did not answer the question.

Why should the rich pay taxes at a lower rate than the rest of us?
 

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How many Obamabots are going to start this exact thread with this exact message?


Whether or not you want taxes raised on evil demagogue rich people, your hero didn't do it when he had a full 2 year window with almost nothing but democrats in office with him.


Your dream of taxing the rich isn't shared by your messiah or your other cape-wearing democrats.
You did not answer the quesiton.

Why should the rich pay taxes at a lower rate than the rest of us?
They shouldn't, no one should pay any income taxes. It should be the same.

But that's not the point of your message. Your point is Obama wants taxes higher on rich people and republicans don't, which is wrong and proof being the 2 years he had a chance to do it and didn't.

It's a made up talking point, and looking into my crystal ball I'm seeing this made up talking point is going to be a huge topic on the campaign trail.
 

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You did not answer the question.

Why should the rich pay taxes at a lower rate than the rest of us?
They don't pay a lower rate in income derived from wages, salaries, bonuses and benefits.

Unlike what you liberoidal moonbats imply with your churlish demagoguery, there's no space on the 1040 that asks "are you a really, really rich dude?...Deduct $100,000".
You did not answer the question.

Why should the rich pay taxes at a lower rate than the rest of us?
I just answered the question right there...It's just that you're too thick-headed to read for comprehension.
 
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This is the question no Republican will answer.
 

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Here's a solution: let's lower tax rates for those of us who are Not Billionaires instead of raising taxes on a small handful of people in a "burn the witch" ritual.
You did not answer the question.

Why should the rich pay taxes at a lower rate than the rest of us?
you didnt qualify your question properly, as it is a broad statement, with no ability to relate to an exact person or even a group of persons.

It all boils down to investment income vs. wage income, and specific deductions taken based on losses, investments, and living locations.

So ask a better question and you may get an answer.
 
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They don't pay a lower rate in income derived from wages, salaries, bonuses and benefits.

Unlike what you liberoidal moonbats imply with your churlish demagoguery, there's no space on the 1040 that asks "are you a really, really rich dude?...Deduct $100,000".
You did not answer the question.

Why should the rich pay taxes at a lower rate than the rest of us?
I just answered the question right there...It's just that you're too thick-headed to read for comprehension.
No you didn't.

Why should the rich pay taxes at a lower rate than the rest of us?
 

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