skeevo/eivo/steivo/oviets....just so you know, no one pays taxes on the first 14 thousand they earn. If you earned 74 thousand last year you only pay taxes on 60 so if you raise taxes on people making less than 14 thousand you raise taxes on everyone.
What I find curious is that in the same sentence I tell you people making less than 14 thousand pay no taxes and refer to a long list of multi billion dollar companies that also pay no taxes. The only ones you keep complaining about are the ones making less than 14 thousand and never the multi billion dollar companies or people like romney. Why is that?
You have some eighty something year old lady trying to live on social security and you need to squeeze her last dime but never a complaint about the top one percent or those corporations.
January 27, 2015 at 11:07 a.m.
Just to be clear, romney made 27 million and paid the same tax rate as a person that made 80 thousand not the same amount but the same rate.
He is typical of the republicans in Washington who will fight to keep the minimum wage at poverty levels, deny health care, unemployment benefits, cut food stamps, disband unions, keep education and training beyond the reach of the needy and midle class, slash Medicare, Medicaid and social security while protecting the top one percent with a tax code that allows romney and his buddies too have a tax rate lower than mine and billion dollar corporations to pay no taxes.
It boggles my mind that anyone who has ever had to work for a living earning middle class wages could vote for the people that will sell them out.
January 27, 2015 at 1:43 a.m.
Joe....WTF do you mean if those are accurate income tax figures? They have the guys tax return, it's right there in the New York Times article. They didn't make it up, it's his actual tax return. romney made 27 million dollars and only paid taxes on an income of 80 thousand dollars and you say the tax code is "punishing" towards him.
You're nothing more than another one of rupert murdoch's sheep brainwashed by the fixed noise network. You know who laughs at your remark about the tax code punishing romney more than I do?....romney!....because you're a sucker and a fool.
January 27, 2015 at 1:05 a.m.
skeevo-eivo-steivo-oviets....do you mean the single person that earns less than 14 thousand a year and the married couple that earns less than 20 thousand a year? You are correct those people pay no income tax just like the multi billion dollar corporations I mentioned in my post.
January 26, 2015 at 6:36 p.m.
skeevo-eivo-steivo-ovets....I'm amazed at how many get away with paying no taxes. Here are just a few.
S&P 500 members citing effective tax rates of 0% in past twelve months, ranked by market value (in billions):
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals: $29.6
Public Storage: $29.5
Avalonbay Communities: $17.4
Agilent Technologies: $16.9
Vornado Realty Trust: $16.8
Boston Properites: $16.7
Seagate Technology: $15.9
News Corp.: $9.8
Lam Research: $8.8
Kimco Realty: $8.6
Plum Creek Timber: $8.4
Apartment Investment & Management: $4.3
Perkin Elmer: $4.2
January 26, 2015 at 5:44 p.m.
"As a share of the economy, CBO says this year's deficit will be slightly below the historical average of the past 50 years."
January 26, 2015 at 3:05 p.m.
Joe....you're correct, romney earning $27 million dollars and paying taxes on an income of $80 thousand is proof that the current tax codes are "punishing" for romney and those like him. You win. rupert would be proud.
January 26, 2015 at 2:15 p.m.
joe....here you go.
January 25, 2015 at 8:15 p.m.
republicanrick....just to set the record straight, I'm not saying anyone should be forced to give anything to anyone. All I stated in my post is that everyone should pay the same percentage of their income in tax as everyone else. The current tax codes favor the rich and the richest corporations who pay those in Washington to keep it that way so things won't be changing anytime soon.
January 25, 2015 at 12:44 p.m.
Replacing the income tax system with a sales tax is a bad idea.
The middle class which spends most if not all of their income too live day to day would be paying taxes on 100 percent of their income. A person making twenty million a year could easily live on a fraction of that and invest the rest while only paying taxes on the fraction they spent.
The only fair tax system is everyone paying the same percentage of their income in taxes whether you make a hundred million a year or collect welfare, everyone pays the same.
Corporations should also pay taxes on their profits and only receive a write off for new hires, equipment and expansion.
It's time for the rich and corporations too pay the same percentage of their incomes as the middle class.
January 24, 2015 at 12:41 p.m.