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>>Who Pays the Taxes in the United States. Do You?

Posted on: April 9, 2010

Maggie ( Maggie’s Notebook (Maggie Thornton) speaks the truth bluntly and clearly again in this post where she calls 47% of American “Freeloaders”.   These Freeloaders are those Americans who pay no taxes!  And to add insult to injury for those of us who do pay taxes because of our generous tax credits many of these Freeloaders actually receive a check from the IRS.  We do need Tax Reform badly in this country.

Yes we need to do something about the taxes in this country and the ever-ready Democrats are ready with a plan:  It’s called a VAT or Value Added TAX.  It is a hidden tax that is just figured into the price you will pay for the item so you never know how much you are paying in VAT tax.  The government can keep raising it and raising it and the people will blame the stores or the companies for raising their prices  when it is really the government.   But if the companies try to defend themselves I can see President Obama making another flying campaign  trip (on Air Force One at tax payer expense!)  to shake hands , give photo ops and lambaste the companies for raising their prices and blaming Uncle!

Ironically the only good thing about the VAT is that finally the 47% of the population who are Freeloads will be paying a tax too.  The sad part is that the VAT is just being added on top of the current income taxes so  the 53% of us who dop pay taxes will just pay MORE.   BB

Half of Americans Freeload – Pay No Taxes

A caller on Rush today said he and his wife had sold a home in New York City – did well, made a lot of money, moved to Pennsylvania and paid cash for another house. The man, Eric, hasn’t worked in almost two years. He is on his second round of unemployment. His wife is a nurse and has had ongoing employment. The couple paid $900 in taxes last year. The government sent him a refund of $2,300.00. He said he was having a crisis of conscience.

We heard yesterday that 47% of all Americans pay nothing…absolutely nothing in federal income taxes. It is no surprise that so many disdain this country. They have absolutely nothing invested in the growth of America, they invest nothing in others…they take…they have televisions, two cars and cell phones. Many probably smoke, enjoy a scotch or a vodka. The kids have a internet connection, go to tanning booths and get manis-and-pedis and constant bottles of blue and lime nail polish, while being enrolled in school lunch programs. Fifty percent of Americans get a lot something for absolutely nothing. Everyone should pay something!

In recent years, credits for low-and middle -income familites have grown so much that a family of four making as much as $50,000 will owe no federal income tax for 200, as long as there are two children younger than 17…

The result is a tax system that exempts almost half the country from paying for programs that benefit everyone, including national defense, public safety, infrastructure and education. It is a system in which the top 10% of earners — households making an average of $366,400 in 2006 — paid about 73% of the income taxes collected by the federal government.

Then there were the stimulus checks sent to each household. Those checks came of the monies 53% of us paid to the federal government for our unfair share.

The wealthy do enjoy some hefty taxcuts, which in many instances keeps them hiring, keeps them paying benefits for employees, keeps them consuming, which benefits everyone. But Obama is slashing those cuts. It is my deepest desire that everyone of the 47% feel the deeper government hand in the pocket of some wealthy person. I hope your benefits are eliminated.

Karen at The Lonely Conservative has more, with a video from Neal Cavuto

2 Responses to ">>Who Pays the Taxes in the United States. Do You?"

Hello, How can any one earning $50,000 pay no taxes? If they, she or he had an on the book job money would be taken out form their paycheck as they received it. So they would get something back if they had kids etc but not all of it. At leats that was my/our situation. Please explain that to me . Also, why a sa retiree with pension and SS am I being taxed and gettiung none of it returned to me. I have a part time job, earns me about$4,000 a year. My Pension is worth about $25,000 and SS about$20,000 and I have gotten no refund from Gov’t yet, Don’t “pay ” but then I have all GD year.

Richard EVERYONE pays the Social Security and Medicare tax (called FICA) which is taken out of their pay checks that IS NOT REFUNDED. And a certain amount of money is taken out of each pay check for income tax that IS REFUNDED IN PART OR ALL after they send the go0vernment their income tax returns and get a refund due them based on the information given the government. In fact, 47 % of Americans pay no tax on their income either because their income is too low or because they have enough deductions and credits that is as great or greater than their income tax. Chances are at $50,000 annual with home ownership and children you paid no income taxes when working. People confuse these FICA which are taxes withheld for specific things for taxes on their income and this is why Americans always claim they pay taxes. I personally paid very little of my income as income tax because I never had an income large enough to put me in a bracket liable for income taxes. I was one of the 47% of American. Betting you were/are too.

Oh, and you won’t need to pay any taxes on the $400 you are making for work after retirement either. You won’t need to worry about taxes until after you get up top $14,000. Now you will have to fill out an income tax form and get it to the government by April 15th each year but any money withheld for income will be refunded. BB

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