Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Betcha can't guess who the 47% who pay no income taxes voted for...
It seems dangerously naive to only consider one type of tax, because 1) it ignores the overall level of tax, and 2) it misrepresents total liability. Aggregate like parts or the data is pointless, superseded by the better, more obvious dataset.
Feeblemind, calm down, no has suggested that we "tax the hell out of the nefarious 47% who are freeloaders" as you said.
However, if that 47% had to pay something in taxes, they wouldn't be so eager to raise them, and they would probably support more government restraint in spending, which would be a good thing, if a Republican was in the White House.
Hmmm.... seems like just another graph letting people read what they want into it.
I would like to see what percentage of the population of those who make $50,000 and under are Democrat vs Republican that they used for this study. If there are more Democrat voters in the 50,000 and under brackets then of course they would have a higher rate.
All the other brackets are neck and neck with Republicans having more 100 to 200k tax cheats.
"Let's tax the hell out of the incomes of the nefarious 47% who are freeloaders. Start taxing today and see how that has helped the economy..."
Well, feeblemind, if we had a flat tax, most of these people would still be under the radar..and those that paid tax wouldn't pay much...perhaps just enough to know that they are in the game...that they are citizens and not just leeches on the ass of society.
Let me get this straight...you think there is something wrong with that??