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    "Perpetual Societal Leeches"?

    From "Bill O'Reilly's Anal Vibrator" on Facebook. Go give him a like @.. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bill-...23315434417864

    What exactly is a “perpetual societal leech”? Is that someone who takes more from society than s/he contributes to society? Yes? Okay, then, here’s some math for you: When you add up all of the money that the federal government and all state and local governments in the U.S. will spend by the time this year is over you’ll get a total of $6,400,000,000,000 (that’s 6.4 trillion dollars). (Source:
    http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/) As of yesterday there were 316,406,700 people in the U.S. (Source: http://www.census.gov/popclock/)

    $6,400,000,000,000 / 316,406,700 = $20,227.13

    What this means is that when you add up all federal, state, and local government spending in the U.S. and divide it by the population of the U.S. you discover that all levels of our governments spend on average $20,227.13 per person per year. This, in turn, means that any household that pays less than $20,227.13 FOR EVERY MAN, WOMAN, AND CHILD in that household in total taxes per year takes more from all levels of government in services than it pays back in taxes. Therefore, BY YOUR DEFINITION, it is a household comprised of perpetual societal leeches. In other words if you are part of – for example – a family of four, and your family pays less than $80,908.53 a year in total taxes, you are part of a family of societal leeches, by your own definition.

    By now you probably want to know if I am a perpetual societal leech. I’ll answer that question like this: I am single and live by myself, which makes me a household of one. I make $90,000 per year; a high income that puts me in the 28% federal income tax bracket. This means I pay $25,200 a year in federal income tax alone. This doesn’t even include my property taxes, sales taxes, excise taxes on things like restaurant meals, gasoline, and alcohol, or any other taxes and fees I pay to any level of government. If you pay less than $20,227.13 in taxes each year FOR EVERY MEMBER OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD, then guess what? **I** pay for the free government services that YOU consume. Every year YOU cost ME money. Oh yeah, and not only did I vote for President Obama twice, I also spent more hours than I can count volunteering for both of his election campaigns. How do you like them apples? Another difference between you and me is that while I run a Facebook page just like you, you will never see me make a post on my page complaining about how you cost me $5,000 per year in income tax alone. This is because, unlike you, I recognize that we are all Americans and we are all part of this country together. We all contribute what we can and we all benefit from each other’s contributions. Think about that next time you want to complain about how people who don’t agree with you on politics are supposedly costing you money. Your math lesson is over, and you are hereby dismissed.


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    Not forgetting that 2 trillion aint revenued.
    Which raizes an ekonomix question that often bugs me. Who pays for deficits dollars?
    For sure everyone pays for every dollar of every deficit -- one way or another -- in the long run -- whether they pay dollars (eventualy) or knot (uzually knot).
    So, who pays? And how much? -- ie what share.
    We all pay a bit (i think). But do we in effekt pay in proportion to our inidvidual inkum? Or do we pay a similar amount per family? Or something in between?

    For instance if there woz zero revenue, ie if the deficit woz 100%, we would all in fakt be paying, simply by paying nothing. We would all be covering the cost one way or another. And at the same time we would all benefit koz the kost of kollektion would be zero.
    But would that be a fair system. In effekt we would all be paying tax, kovering every dollar spent by gov, but that tax would be hidden, invizible.
    So, would it be a fair system. I suspekt that it would be very fair, even tho the rich would appear to hav most to gain, but i dont think they would gain az much az it might look.
    A diffikult question, especially after a few beers or wines.
    mac.

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    INDIREKT TAXES. So, a deficit iz payed indirektly by all. Indirekt tax iz based on dollars earned (mentioned abov), or praps dollars owned (not mentioned), or praps dollars owed, or praps based on something else.
    mac.

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