On May 12, 12:09 pm, Crash...@work.edu
> On Wed, 12 May 2010, Salty Stan said:
>> On May 12, 9:21=A0am, E. Barry Bruyea democracy.com> wrote:
>>> On Wed, 12 May 2010 14:14:40 GMT, Crash...@work.edu
>>>>Americans are now paying the lowest tax rate
>>>>since Harry Truman's presidency, a USA TODAY
>>>>analysis of federal data found.
>>>>Taxes consumed 9.2%% of all personal income in 2009, that
>>>>rate is far below the historic average of 12%% for the last
>>> Quite a deceptive statistic, given that about 50%% of Americans pay no
>>> taxes at all and in Truman's day, Income tax was at a historic high,
>>> so the 12%% is not surprising.
>>>>If American mythology is true, then
>>>>Republican mobs are celebrating in the streets,
>>>>changing their party to Democratic en mass!!!
>>>>See this on TV news right now!
>>>>Of course not, -- since when do facts matter
>>>>one iota to Republicans?
>>>>America now knows what they really want...
>>>>...Feelsgood rhetoric, re-election, facts-be-damned.
>>>>America can go to hell as far as they care,
>>>>just loudly wave the flag while she sinks, they
>>>>won't notice. =A0The Party of "Bread and Circus."
>>>> =A0On Tue, 11 May 2010 12:06:50 -0400, Harry Hope said:
>>>>> Tax bills in 2009 at lowest level since 1950
>>>>> By Dennis Cauchon, USA TODAY
>>>>> Amid complaints about high taxes and calls for a smaller government,
>>>>> Americans paid their lowest level of taxes last year since Harry
>>>>> Truman's presidency, a USA TODAY analysis of federal data found.
>>>>> Yet Conservatives continue to criticize federal spending as
>>>>> being out of control.
>>>>> Federal, state and local taxes =97 including income, property, sales a=
>>>>> other taxes =97 consumed 9.2%% of all personal income in 2009, the lowe=
>>>>> rate since 1950, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reports.
>>>>> That rate is far below the historic average of 12%% for the last
>>>>> The overall tax burden hit bottom in December at 8.8.%% of income
>>>>> before rising slightly in the first three months of 2010.
>>>>> "The idea that taxes are high right now is pretty much nuts," says
>>>>> Michael Ettlinger, head of economic policy at the liberal Center for
>>>>> American Progress.
>>>>Once again, the Democrats were right.
>>>>Only FoxNews' prisoners and the self-censoring
>>>>dittohead herds are surprised by this news.
>> Over 40%% of my income was lost to taxes last year. I'd like to know
>> exactly *how* they came up with that 9.2%% figure.
> After all those tax cuts to the rich,
Everyone's taxes were cut, liar. Better luck next time :)
> guessing that means you are a below average
> ...or you've been bamboozeled by the rich boy
> whores like the republicans who want to fool you
> into thinking your taxes are too high, so that
> you will vote to lower their taxes again.
> ...an old trick.
> If not, double check the quotes above, it's
> pretty specific. Where do YOU see a discrepancy?
> ...Specifically, I mean.
> ...those who fail to do the math are doomed
> to be suckers their whole life.
> also, quoting:
> ....That means a $3,400 annual tax savings for a household paying the
> average national rate and earning the average national household
> income of $102,000.
> This tax drop has boosted consumer spending and the economy, which
> grew at a 3.2%% annual rate in the first quarter. It also has
> contributed to the federal debt growing to $8.4 trillion.
> Taxes paid have fallen much faster than income in this recession.
> Personal income fell 2%% last year. Taxes paid dropped 23%%.
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