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On the Patriotic Paying of Taxes

April 16, 2009

Mercifully, this kind of rhetoric didn’t last long. But I know they’re still thinking it.

Watch the video. How can you not be outraged? Then again, in 10% of people pay 75% of the taxes- that means 90% are happy right! Welcome to Democracy in crisis! Democracy + Decadence = Disaster.

Here’s how: After years of borrowing too much money for houses and other things we can’t afford, we decide to demonstrate our “hope and change” as a nation by electing a man dedicated to “making hard choices”…. who promptly decides to borrow even more money- more money than has ever been borrowed in the history of this nation- to continue paying for all the houses AND the social programs we can’t afford on top of it, in perpetuity. We haven’t changed anything as a nation. We are on the same course as before, only this time we expect the government to bail us all out. God have mercy on us all.

We are as a nation, facing backwards towards the Clinton era, and back towards all the fantasies of the 1960’s that never really worked out, ignoring a great deal of the complexities of the world before us. All the liberal orthodoxies, all of the politically correct thinking that has been concocted in the Universities, propagated in the mass news media and entertainment industry and enforced in the Democratic party  in law where ever possible – all of this boiler plate liberal thinking is being trumpeted from every orifice of the Obama administration and being heralded as brave innovative thinking. Nothing could be farther from the truth. It’s just the same slogans and thought processes that have been in vogue since I was born, only now it’s running the entire country.

And there’s not a thing I can do about it. Luckily my life is great, or I’d really be having a hard time of it!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Toayminator permalink
    April 16, 2009 6:34 pm

    I just LOVE how 7 of Obama’s cabinet appointments had trouble umm… err…. being “patriotic”. I couldn’t do this with their opposition to fighting the war on terror, so I better ask: Can I question their patriotism now?

  2. Tuttle permalink
    April 16, 2009 10:55 pm

    Data:

    The Top 50% pay 96.54% of All Income Taxes

    The top 1% pay more than a third: 34.27%

    This is data for calendar year 2003, released in October 2005 by the Internal Revenue Service. The share of total income taxes paid by the top 1% of wage earners rose to 34.27% from 33.71% in 2002. Their income share (not just wages) rose from 16.12% to 16.77%. However, their average tax rate actually dropped from 27.25% down to 24.31%.

    Think of it this way:

    Less than 3-1/2 dollars out of every $100 paid in income taxes in the United States is paid by someone in the bottom 50% of wage earners. Are the top half millionaires? Noooo, more like “thousandaires.” The top 50% were those individuals or couples filing jointly who earned $29,019 and up in 2003. (The top 1% earned $295,495-plus.)

    Americans who want to are continuing to improve their lives, and those who don’t want to, aren’t. Here are the wage earners in each category and the percentages they pay:

    The top 1% pay over a third, 34.27% of all income taxes. (Up from 2003: 33.71%)

    The top 5% pay 54.36% of all income taxes (Up from 2002: 53.80%).

    The top 10% pay 65.84% (Up from 2002: 65.73%).

    The top 25% pay 83.88% (Down from 2002: 83.90%).

    The top 50% pay 96.54% (Up from 2002: 96.50%).

    The bottom 50%? They pay a paltry 3.46% of all income taxes (Down from 2002: 3.50%).

    The top 1% is paying nearly TEN TIMES the federal income taxes than the bottom 50%!

    And who earns what? The top 1% earns 16.77% of all income (2002: 16.12%).

    The top 5% earns 31.18% of all the income (2002: 30.55%).

    The top 10% earns 42.36% of all the income (2002: 41.77%);

    the top 25% earns 64.86% of all the income (2002: 64.37%) ,

    and the top 50% earns 86.01% (2002: 85.77%) of all the income.

    I have made an executive decision as the owner and ultimate editor of this website that this table and these numbers stay on this website forever – updated when each year’s numbers come out, of course. In order to get these facts, you have to see them each and every day. This story, along with a link to the IRS chart, will stay somewhere on the RushLimbaugh.com homepage so everyone can see and find these numbers at any time. It’s crucial that people get this, so please, share it with a friend now!

    The Rich Earned Their Dough, They Didn’t Inherit It (Except Ted Kennedy)

    The bottom 50% is paying a tiny bit of the taxes, so you can’t give them much of a tax cut by definition. Yet these are the people to whom the Democrats claim to want to give tax cuts. Remember this the next time you hear the “tax cuts for the rich” business. Understand that the so-called rich are about the only ones paying taxes anymore.

    I had a conversation with a woman who identified herself as Misty on Wednesday. She claimed to be an accountant, yet she seemed unaware of the Alternative Minimum Tax, which now ensures that everyone pays some taxes. AP reports that the AMT, “designed in 1969 to ensure 155 wealthy people paid some tax,” will hit “about 2.6 million of us this year and 36 million by 2010.” That’s because the tax isn’t indexed for inflation! If your salary today would’ve made you mega-rich in ’69, that’s how you’re taxed.

    Misty tried the old line that all wealth is inherited. Not true. John Weicher, as a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank, wrote in his February 13, 1997 Washington Post Op-Ed, “Most of the rich have earned their wealth… Looking at the Fortune 400, quite a few even of the very richest people came from a standing start, while others inherited a small business and turned it into a giant corporation.” What’s happening here is not that “the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.” The numbers prove it.

    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/menu/cy2003.guest.html

  3. April 17, 2009 8:41 am

    “Misty tried the old line that all wealth is inherited. ”

    Zero-sum redistributionist leftist crap. These idiots can’t see that increased “wealth” can be generated by ummm….work.

    If I go out into my garage, take a pile of ratty looking old pallet boards, plane them, cut/finish them and make a nice chair, then I’ve increased “my wealth” by the fair market value of that chair using zero-cost materials that might otherwise have gone to a landfill.

  4. Terry Williams permalink
    August 17, 2009 1:50 pm

    How quaint, a conservative who espouses fiscal responsibility. Where were you when Reagan, Bush I and Bush II were spending and growing the overall size of government? It must be Darwinism…you must be evolving. I hope you arrive soon.

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