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  •  This is how Greece got in trouble (0+ / 0-)

    Everybody dodging taxes.

    Of course corporations and the rich are a very big problem, but so are low level tax cheats, such as yourself.

    •  It's not really what got Greece into trouble (0+ / 0-)

      It is a problem in Greece, but if you look at the stats, Greece raises 40% of GDP in tax revenue, which is much more than enough to handle its needs. The USA only does 20%. Greece has a high rate of tax evasion because of its absurdly high rate of taxes. I've seen studies done correlating high evasion and high taxes (and vice versa) and this is common. The high tax countries in Europe are only a few pegs down %-wise than Greece.

      Given Citizens United, I like to say that the USA has a very high rate of LEGAL tax evasion.

      There are two kinds of people in this world. The kind who divide the world into two kinds of people, and the kind who don't.

      by upstate NY on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 09:00:21 AM PDT

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