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Gayle in MD
04-18-2011, 01:38 PM
http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/04/taxes-richest-americans-charts-graph

pooltchr
04-18-2011, 02:40 PM
The richest 1% in this country pay 10% of all income taxes
The richest 10% in this country pay 37% of all income taxes

At the other end, there are 45% who pay ABSOLUTELY NO INCOME TAX, and in some cases, due to various credits, actually make money from the IRS.

Wake up!

Steve

LWW
04-18-2011, 04:08 PM
Well, let's review.

Chart #1 doesn't show that 'Only The Little People Pay Taxes' ... but it does promote class warfare via deception as it fails to show that:

1 - The bottom 20%'s income rose faster under Bush than the top 20%'s when viewed as a percentage of income. Oddly enough, the same thing happened following the Reagan and JFK era tax cuts.

2 - It ignores the reality that millions of "The Little People" ... such a condescending choice of words I might add ... received a 100% tax cut, and many started receiving tax refunds for taxes they never even paid.

https://motherjones.com/files/images/400-top-taxpayers.png

But, in your defense, it was on the spoon.

LWW
04-18-2011, 04:09 PM
Well ... shucky darn, chart #2 didn't make your point either:

https://motherjones.com/files/images/falling_tax_rates.png

LWW
04-18-2011, 04:10 PM
Amazingly, neither did chart #3 ... although it did pimp the same decption used in chart #1:

http://motherjones.com/files/images/tax_cuts2.png

LWW
04-18-2011, 04:12 PM
And in true doublethink fashion, chart #4 pretty much proves the opposite of your claims:
http://motherjones.com/files/images/capital_gains.png

LWW
04-18-2011, 04:12 PM
As does chart #5:

http://motherjones.com/files/images/payroll-income_0.png

ugotda7
04-18-2011, 04:13 PM
Someone that can barely understand words certainly should not step up to try and understand numbers and charts.

PO.................................?

LWW
04-18-2011, 04:14 PM
Chart #6 isn't even vaguely on topic, but we both know you never read the piece ... and if you did you didn't understand it.
https://motherjones.com/files/images/corp_taxes.png

LWW
04-18-2011, 04:17 PM
Chart #7 merely shows that GE is in the sack with the regime:

http://motherjones.com/files/images/ge_rates2.png

LWW
04-18-2011, 04:19 PM
And just to fair dear heart ... there were actually 8 charts.

Chart #8 also pimps the tax code ignorant as the folks it compares the janitor with take very small salaries from brokerage houses but very large stock and bond dividends, IOW they are investors and not employees per se.

http://motherjones.com/files/images/helmsley.png