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  •  And on what they already have... (15+ / 0-)

    They'll pay a big fat nothing!

    Whereas if you're poor and can't pay your taxes, you'll pay 100% of what you have stored up after the IRS and bankruptcy courts get done with ya.  Future income too, if you ever took out a student loan, you poor bastard.

    I don't blame Christians. I blame Stupid. Which sadly is a much more popular religion these days.

    by detroitmechworks on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 12:12:53 PM PST

    •  Where in the world did Ohlemacher (5+ / 0-)
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      blukat, ssgbryan, Eyesbright, tegrat, Hirodog

      get those "average taxes paid" numbers?  Not that it makes any difference; somebody made them up.

      But regardless of the numbers, those in the the top 20% of taxpayers are the ones who have received the lion's share of income, wealth-sustaining legislation, tax breaks and productivity gains since 1980, so I figure it's time to give some of those gains back.  The top quintile of tax payers have been so successful at this money grab that they have managed to meet the Willie Sutton test - now their wealth is where the money is.

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 06:44:55 PM PST

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