Posted - 3/4/2013 11:15:34 AM | show profile | flag this post
The "rich" are NOT paying lower tax rates. In fact, according to an AP report, tax bills for successful American families are at a 30-year high. Meanwhile, the rest of the population pays at historically LOW rates.
So all of Obama's whines about "solving the economic crisis on the backs of the poor and middle class" have been egregiously dishonest.
Just more of his typical left wing class warfare.
Even in the face of this, Obama is insisting that the "rich" have to pay even MORE in taxes and he's holding up any agreement on the sequester in order to force congress to accede to his demand.
Posted - 3/4/2013 12:52:15 PM | show profile | flag this post
*** according to an AP report ***
You do realize that the members of the Associated Press are the news media you call "left wing," don't you?
This is how it works: The news organization pays a membership fee to the AP and contributes stories to the AP newswire for other members to use in return for taking stories from other members off the newswire to use itself. The AP also has some staff of its own.
Sorry to add to your windmills so early in the morning.
Posted - 3/4/2013 12:59:51 PM | show profile | flag this post
Know what you're talking about
before you embarrass yourself again. Stephen Ohlemacher is an AP staffer.
Posted - 3/4/2013 1:48:47 PM | show profile | flag this post
Yes, and his salary...
is paid by the fees paid by the "left wing media" members of the AP.
Posted - 3/4/2013 1:52:31 PM | show profile | flag this post
Excellent Call by Hero cruiser
Taken out of context, this slams the liberal media.
Read thoroughly, it does not. So don't read the whole thing.
It focuses on income tax, and not the taxes from investments, and it says this: "Average after-tax incomes for the top 1 percent of households more than doubled from 1979 to 2009, increasing by 155 percent, according to the CBO. Average incomes for those in the middle increased by just 32 percent during the same period"
BUT DON'T READ THAT!!!
Brave cruiser does it again, stupid for liberty.
Posted - 3/4/2013 1:56:21 PM | show profile | flag this post
And the reason is...
"You've got to think about the context," said Chuck Marr, director of federal tax policy for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a liberal think tank. "We just had three decades in the United States where we had a tremendous increase in inequality."
The growing disparity in income is a big reason why tax bills for the rich are approaching 30-year highs, Williams said. As the rich get richer, a greater share of their income is taxed at the top rate, he said.
Yes, the reason those poor little rich people are paying more taxes is because they are getting an even bigger share of the wealth each year. You see, that's how it goes. The more you make, the more you pay. This isn't a tax problem, it is a problem in wealth distribution. The truth is, they are still not paying their fair share and we do need to raise their income tax rates to get money to pay for the wars the repubs supporting the wealthy started, and to make up for the lack of money the govt has taken in because of all their tax cuts in the past decade. This article shows how skewed our economy really is toward the wealthy and how it needs to be changed now. Thanks for bringing it up and showing it actually proves you wrong. Ha!
Posted - 3/4/2013 2:00:57 PM | show profile | flag this post
And he certainly doesn't want to see...
the video on the rapid concentration of wealth in the upper 1% posted elsewhere on this board:
It might show him that their wealth has been growing faster than their taxes.
Posted - 3/4/2013 4:41:41 PM | show profile | flag this post
I am not an economist,
and I am most certainly not a tax expert.
But I do remember, very distinctly, hearing Romney say "the fascination with my taxes I find to be very small-minded. I did go back and look at my taxes and over the last 10 year I never paid less than 13 percent. I think the most recent year is 13.6 percent or something like that. I paid taxes every single year."
And I distinctly remember saying I pay in the range of 20-23%. So excuse me...the line "The "rich" are NOT paying lower tax rates" just rings like bullshit.
Posted - 3/4/2013 4:43:33 PM | show profile | flag this post
Oh, and Sorry;
Whining (again), about the "The left wing media has been lying all along" And then quoting an AP op-ed??? Thant just made no sense at all.
Posted - 3/5/2013 12:44:30 AM | show profile | flag this post
cruiser, who has been a well-known media expert since the time of the pharaohs, had no idea that AP is a nonprofit cooperative of the news outlets he calls "left wing," "leftist," "far left" or "socialist," depending on his mood.