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Qtec
11-21-2011, 12:35 AM
link (http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/david/rand-paul-millionaires-and-billionaires-pay-)

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said Sunday that millionaires and billionaires pay "all the taxes" in the U.S.

The tea party favorite told CNN's Candy Crowley that he was against repealing the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans because the rich are already paying their fair share.

"The top 1 percent, the millionaires in our country, pay on average 29 percent of their income," Paul declared. "The top 50 percent of wage earners pay 96 percent of the income tax. The rich and the middle class are paying their fair share."

"There are anomalies, there are aberrations," he continued. "If you are a millionaire or you are a corporation that's not paying, we're all for eliminating those loopholes and deductions. But on average, <span style='font-size: 14pt'>the vast majority of millionaires and billionaires are paying all of the taxes.</span> That's who pays the income tax." </div></div>

Now the interviewer should ask,

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Why do you think that is Rand? </div></div>

But they never do.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service recently found that 25 percent of millionaires pay a lower tax rate than 10 million middle-income Americans. The IRS found that in 2009, <u>1,470 millionaires and billionaires actually paid no taxes at all.</u> </div></div>

So you see,

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">While Paul is working to make sure the richest Americans continue to receive a tax cut, <u>he's against extending unemployment benefits or a 2 percent payroll tax cut for the less wealthy. </u> </div></div>

Rand comes clean.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">"Let me ask you about the payroll tax," Crowley said. "That is Social Security taxes, <u>which were cut by about 2 percent for most people and that will also expire</u> so there is Social Security, their payroll tax will go up. <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Are you willing to extend that?"</span>

"I have a difficult time with saying it's good thing for Social Security to lower the amount of money coming into it right now because it is a system that's $6 trillion short,"<span style="color: #990000"> <span style='font-size: 14pt'>BS</span></span> Paul replied. <span style='font-size: 14pt'>"We'll have to cross that bridge when we get there, but I have a tough time with figuring out how that helps Social Security."</span> </div></div>

Case closed.

Q

Gayle in MD
11-21-2011, 07:39 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> link (http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/david/rand-paul-millionaires-and-billionaires-pay-)

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said Sunday that millionaires and billionaires pay "all the taxes" in the U.S.

The tea party favorite told CNN's Candy Crowley that he was against repealing the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans because the rich are already paying their fair share.

"The top 1 percent, the millionaires in our country, pay on average 29 percent of their income," Paul declared. "The top 50 percent of wage earners pay 96 percent of the income tax. The rich and the middle class are paying their fair share."

"There are anomalies, there are aberrations," he continued. "If you are a millionaire or you are a corporation that's not paying, we're all for eliminating those loopholes and deductions. But on average, <span style='font-size: 14pt'>the vast majority of millionaires and billionaires are paying all of the taxes.</span> That's who pays the income tax." </div></div>

Now the interviewer should ask,

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Why do you think that is Rand? </div></div>

But they never do.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service recently found that 25 percent of millionaires pay a lower tax rate than 10 million middle-income Americans. The IRS found that in 2009, <u>1,470 millionaires and billionaires actually paid no taxes at all.</u> </div></div>

So you see,

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">While Paul is working to make sure the richest Americans continue to receive a tax cut, <u>he's against extending unemployment benefits or a 2 percent payroll tax cut for the less wealthy. </u> </div></div>

Rand comes clean.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">"Let me ask you about the payroll tax," Crowley said. "That is Social Security taxes, <u>which were cut by about 2 percent for most people and that will also expire</u> so there is Social Security, their payroll tax will go up. <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Are you willing to extend that?"</span>

"I have a difficult time with saying it's good thing for Social Security to lower the amount of money coming into it right now because it is a system that's $6 trillion short,"<span style="color: #990000"> <span style='font-size: 14pt'>BS</span></span> Paul replied. <span style='font-size: 14pt'>"We'll have to cross that bridge when we get there, but I have a tough time with figuring out how that helps Social Security."</span> </div></div>

Case closed.

Q </div></div>

I often wonder if Libertarians aren't even worse than Repiglicans.

In fact, I see little difference between the absurdity of their economic policy statements, and just as much hypocrisy.

G.

cushioncrawler
11-21-2011, 01:31 PM
Duz the usofa Constitution say anything about the liberty to die -- here i meen for the usofa to die.
The usofa's strength iz based on death -- death of the weak.
Every death makes the next generation stronger -- it's Darwinian.
And now it iz the turn of the usofa to die.
Then the rest of the world kan then get onto the proper road.
mac.