Originally Posted by Shoe
I am part of the 53%. The 53% that pay taxes. 47% don't even pay any taxes yet feel entitled to more?
How many times are people going to trot out this utter NONSENSE
Every single person who has a job plays payroll taxes, which are REGRESSIVE
, and the main funding for the entitlement programs that the austerity-wing wants to loot. Everyone who collects unemployment is subject to federal taxes on those, too. Everyone pays State taxes, which usually include either regressive sales taxes, or broader-based income taxes.
And if that weren't enough, 47% of people don't pay Federal INCOME taxes because their INCOME is too low--in other words, they're too poor! What lucky people they are! Or, in many cases, they're seniors who no longer have an income but paid into the system their entire adult lives.
I can only conclude at this point that the "53%" line is either willful ignorance or a bold-faced lie. In either case, I'm tired of seeing it.