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      02-10-2012, 10:20 AM   #96
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Originally Posted by cmk227 View Post
Most people that are married professionals with 10+ yrs of experience and make $250,000 are part of the 1%.
Not quite top 1%; try top 20% average. Do you even think about what you post? If there are people making over 250K at every big or small company, how would you figure that they comprise only 1%?
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It class warfare or envy. Plain and simple.
No, it's called a graduated or progressive tax, fair and balanced.
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Originally Posted by OldArmy View Post
"Middle-class families shouldn't pay higher taxes than millionaires and billionaires. That's pretty straightforward. It's hard to argue against that."
–President Barack Obama, Sep 2011

And the liberal news media talking heads say this all the time. It's a lie to facilitate class warfare pure and simple. And even the basic premise of the liberal argument is dead wrong.
This is a straw man; everyone knows that "higher taxes" refers to tax rates. A tax, by definition, is a percentage or rate. The only person trying to facilitate class warfare is YOU, with your liberal this and liberal that, and your refusal to accept the graduated tax system that our society is built upon.
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"But there is more: On average, however, the wealthiest people in America pay a lot more in taxes than the middle class or the poor, according to the non-partisan Tax Policy Center. This year, households making more than $1 million will pay, on average, 29.1 percent of their income in federal taxes. A household making between $50,000 and $75,000 will pay 15 percent of its income in federal taxes, which includes income taxes and Social Security payroll taxes. The 10 percent of households with the highest incomes pay more than half of all federal taxes. They pay more than 70 percent of federal income taxes, according to the Congressional Budget Office. "Stephen Ohlemacher, The Associated Press
Really, then explain this:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...tax-rates.html

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