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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-11 08:18 PM
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Toon -- Eat the Poor
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-11 08:33 PM
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1. .
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 09:41 AM
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2. Ross Perot version - Good stuff!
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 09:43 AM
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3. Freaking perfect
Rec
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Hydra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 10:17 AM
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4. This is what they're all saying
And those people who don't have a color? They can all just die.
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Jakes Progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 02:43 PM
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5. No, no. They are needed to work the mines.
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 03:16 PM
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6. Us Morlocks gotta eat too. n/t
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Hydra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 06:16 PM
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11. That may have been the case before 2007
But they think they don't need us anymore. Notice the change in tone since then?
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Fla Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 03:57 PM
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7. So that is the 40% of Americans they're all gripping about who don't pay Fed income tax.
Geez, I wonder why.
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 06:09 PM
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10. actually no
I am not in the bottom 40% for wealth, but for income I am in the bottom 20%. That is probably true of many retired people.

What I get from the 2002 census of wealth

38.6% of households have less than $25,000
60% have less than $100,000
80.3% have less than $250,000 in wealth

using the inflation calculator (a rough tool at best) I get
$31,395 bottom 40%
$125,582 bottom 60%
$313,955 bottom 80%

But actually a single person making over $9,350 pays income taxes, regardless of how much wealth he/she has or doesn't have. My own taxes in 2010 were $448.71 until I got the deduction for putting $1,500 in my IRA account. Because of the child tax credit and the EIC though, families with children making much higher incomes will not pay income taxes. A family of four needs an income of over $43,000 to pay income taxes and even beyond that, a couple with two kids could make $53,000 put $10,000 in an IRA an not pay any income taxes.

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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 08:10 PM
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15. Thanks for that info, hfojvt. nt
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 04:08 PM
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8. Blessed with a name like ORRIN
I'd expect twisted thinking. And I'd obviously NOT be disappointed.
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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 05:06 PM
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9. K&R
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nineteen50 Donating Member (488 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 06:29 PM
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12. Sure
If it wasn't for the greed poor, sick and elderly America
would still be in a golden economy.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 07:07 PM
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13. More important, who is Pres Obama asking to sacrifice? nm
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 07:54 PM
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14. K & R !!!
:kick:
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-11 07:51 AM
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16. Too late to recommend.
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