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 Super Rich See Federal Taxes Drop Dramatically (Actual AP Headline)
Super Rich See Federal Taxes Drop Dramatically (Actual AP Headline)
Happy Tax Day! (actually, day after) With an odd element of fanfare, the Associated Press wants you to know one thing about America's tax code: it's broken and everybody knows it. picked by B-MoreRavensFan 6 months ago
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 NoPantsM...
6 months ago
While I am all for the massive reduction of federal taxes, it is interesting and rather revealing to see that AP takes a story about how nearly 1/2 of Americans don't pay taxes and turn the headline into the fact that the rich don't pay as large a percentage as they have in the past - while still paying nearly all the taxes received.
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 dollylla...
6 months ago
« NoPantsMan:While I am all for the massive reduction of federal taxes, it is interesting and rather revealing to see that AP takes a story about how nearly 1/2 of Americans don't pay taxes and turn the headline into the fact that the rich don't pay as large a percentage as they have in the past - while still paying nearly all the taxes received.
Americans pay one of the lowest tax rates in the world, why do you think they should be even lower? Do you even know what all you get for your tax dollars?

Just for reference:
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 NoPantsM...
6 months ago
« dollyllama : Americans pay one of the lowest tax rates in the world, why do you think they should be even lower? Do you even know what all you get for your tax dollars?

Just for reference:
Ah, but how much of what the federal tax dollar provide is stuff the federal government has no business providing?

If the Federal government stuck to what they are supposed to do, to what the original intent was for them to provide our federal tax dollars would be far less.

Of course our local taxes would then increase...
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 dollylla...
6 months ago
« NoPantsMan : Ah, but how much of what the federal tax dollar provide is stuff the federal government has no business providing?

If the Federal government stuck to what they are supposed to do, to what the original intent was for them to provide our federal tax dollars would be far less.

Of course our local taxes would then increase...
Well I'm not sure what you're referencing when you say "stuff the Federal Government has no business providing" but you're right, your local taxes would increase and not by a little bit.
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 wataway
5 months ago
very interesting article, and the AP can't be beat as far as speed of delivery and their sheer size, but the previous comment is right, the AP often does manipulate stories with their misleading headlines
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