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Re: It doesn't matter....
said by qworster:FEMA has already paid out $32m in aid. The SBA has done $38m in loans. This is in addition to private insurance. Nearly 700 federal employees are in the area performing various tasks. The tab of a variety of tasks is being performed by the federal government is expected to be in excess of $262m. Maybe you can read some of the other things that our government did.
Yesterday I read that the Joplin, MO schools are re-opening, and that the United Arab Emirates has donated every middle and high school student there a laptop. What did our govt. do? Eric Cantor came out and said NO MONEY FOR JOPLIN unless we cut an equal amount from the federal budget. He cares more about his rich buddies then the school kids and others in that devastated community.
Maybe it's me, but getting an entire town literally back on the map seems slightly more important than making sure 2200 laptops are there for the first day of school. I'm sure if they really needed them, they can probably find some old text books in neighboring school districts, counties, or states that could at least get them started.
said by qworster:Your assertion is not supported with reality. There are always going to be statistical outliers to one extreme or the other, but when looking at the population as a whole, it's not the case.
Fact is, the uber rich only pay 15% of their income in taxes, while the rest of us pay 35-40%! But that's just fine with the republiturds in Congress.
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Fort Wayne, IN
Did you even bother to read the link I posted? I'm well aware of that article. And Buffet's 17.4% is below the "super-rich" average. My link even points to this statistical outlier. Buffet makes reference that he is the lowest in his office, and others range from 33-41%. I'm going to bet that there is more than one person in his office that is regarded as being "rich" and they apparently are paying 33% or more.
83% of the country's households earn less than $100k. Presuming married filing jointly, that's max 17.25% effective tax rate. Filing single, it's 21.68%. And that's before any additional deductions, credits, exemptions, etc. That's just the standard 10-15-25-28 tax brackets. So when qworster said:
quote:apparently he clearly wasn't referring to 83% of the country when he mentions "the rest of us".
the uber rich only pay 15% of their income in taxes, while the rest of us pay 35-40%!