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  •  You'd be stunned how many people really think (6+ / 0-)

    that if you go a buck into a higher tax bracket, your entire income is then subjected to that rate.

    I actually had to have this discussion with someone the other day who believes that if the top tax rate went up 2% her she'd have to pay another 6 grand on her "300 thousandish".

    She didn't believe me.  We had to actually get out a laptop and go to the IRS website and shit so I could prove I wasn't just a dirty lying liberal.

    This is what happens when people don't do their own taxes.

    This place needs a PVP server.

    by JesseCW on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 01:37:56 PM PST

    •  How do they get to earn so much (2+ / 0-)
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      DRo, basquebob

      when such basic math, and tax rules escapes them?

      I mean, they deserve to lose it from sheer ignorance.

      I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
      but I fear we will remain Democrats.

      by twigg on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 01:40:37 PM PST

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      •  The rich guys on TV know it (2+ / 0-)
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        twigg, DRo

        It's the average viewer that doesn't know this.

        Republicans: Taking the country back ... to the 19th century

        by yet another liberal on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 01:45:24 PM PST

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      •  They "leave it up to the accountant". (3+ / 0-)
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        twigg, skohayes, DRo

        They have no idea what tax credits they're getting, no idea how big the gap between marginal and effective rates are...hell, a lot of them don't even understand the advantages of being wealthy enough to have a mortgage instead of being screwed by the tax code as a renter.

        They don't understand the basic tax structure any better than they understand the basics operation of an internal combustion engine.

        Doesn't stop them from getting the cash to buy a BMW, or stop them from driving one.

        This place needs a PVP server.

        by JesseCW on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 02:12:13 PM PST

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      •  They don't earn; they rob & pilage (1+ / 0-)
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        twigg

        (R's) take those tired memes and shove 'em, Denise Velez Oliver, 11/7/2012.

        by a2nite on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 02:56:37 PM PST

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