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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#934487 Jun 28, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know where you get your information but it is wayyyy off base and certainly not based on FACTS.
From the IRS, "Summary of Federal Income Tax Data, 2010"
The Top 1% of Tax payers (with ADJUSTED incomes above $369,691) paid 37.4% of total income taxes collected for an average tax rate of 23.39%.
The Top 5% of Tax payers (with ADJUSTED incomes above $161,579 -- hardly "Rich") paid 59
.1% of total income taxes for an average tax rate of 20.64%.
The Top 25% of Tax payers (with ADJUSTED incomes above $69,126) paid 87.1% of total incomes taxes collected for an average tax rate of 15.22%.
The Top 50% of Tax payers (with ADJUSTED incomes above $34,338) paid 97.6% of total income taxes collected for an average tax rate of 13.06%.
For the record the "rich" may not get an income tax credit but they certainly get something far better....loopholes and reduced tax rates not available to "poor people".
http://taxfoundation.org/article/summary-late...
WTF you mean, Willis?

Poor people don't pay anything.

(By the way, are you talking about AGI or taxable income?)
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#934488 Jun 28, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
That was totally pathetic.
You are really scraping the bottom levels of stupid.
The IRS has blown more than that in the last few years with parties and idiotic training films.
An ad calling for the abolishment of the IRS incorrectly claimed that the federal agency’s budget increased by $2 billion. In fact, it’s down by nearly $1 billion during President Barack Obama’s first term. To its credit, though, Americans for Fair Taxation, the group behind the ad, removed the $2 billion reference after we asked about it.

In the original ad, a narrator accuses an “out of control” IRS of “playing politics” while the words “$2 billion budget increase” appear on screen. The 30-second spot was posted to the group’s YouTube channel on June 12. On the same day, the Washington Post wrote that the anti-tax group would spend “in the mid-six-figures” to air it, beginning June 17.

No explanation or citation is provided for when the $2 billion increase was supposed to have occurred. After FactCheck.org questioned the $2 billion figure, Curtis Ellis, a spokesman for the group, said that it had made a mistake and would fix the ad. And it did.

http://factcheck.org/2013/06/a-botched-attack...

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#934489 Jun 28, 2013
Mock My Words wrote:
<quoted text>$100 Million: How Much Pres. Obama's Extended Trip To Sub-Saharan Africa Will Cost
Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =6yprwQFIiSAXX
I don't know what's worse, that some site actually puts out this BS or that there are people stupid enough to believe it.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#934491 Jun 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
WTF you mean, Willis?
Poor people don't pay anything.
(By the way, are you talking about AGI or taxable income?)
Let me guess....you didn't read the IRS report. The percentages are based on AGI without regard to personal exemptions and itemized deductions.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#934492 Jun 28, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Ah yes Media Matters, Sonic's favorite partisan charity.
so how did that whole FOX thing about MMs tax status work out? wasn't there a petition for you FOXbots to sign as many times as you wanted that no one paid attention to?
LCN Llin

United States

#934493 Jun 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Fox News, Home Of Benghazi Myths, To Air One-Hour Special On Benghazi
Fox News will air a one-hour special titled Benghazi: The Truth Behind The Smokescreen which purports to provide "a comprehensive look at all of the new developments in the story." But Fox is not a credible source on Benghazi, having littered its coverage of the incident with myths, misinformation, and outright falsehoods.
http://mediamatters.org/research/2013/06/28/f...
Benghazi Myths entertain the republicans while they look to reorganize the party after chasing away voters?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#934494 Jun 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
If all that was free, as well as the medication, same as birth control and abortion, many men with that serious medical problem would agree. Provided that women were subject to similar conditions.
So what's your point,you creepy-ass cracker.

Despite a rule that bars Medicare reimbursement for erectile dysfunction (ED) treatments, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) paid out $3.1 million for the drugs in 2007 and 2008, a new government report found.

Of the $3.1 million,$3 million went toward paying for (sildenafil) Viagra, according to the report prepared by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General.

The congressional ban went into effect in 2007.

"... Part D should not have covered these drugs," concluded the report.

http://www.medpagetoday.com/PublicHealthPolic...

well, it was free.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#934495 Jun 28, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
It is not a vacation, dickweed. He is traveling & visiting foreign leaders.
How many trip did the Bush's make to Africa? Did Laura Bush take their daughters on a safari?
Perhaps you would prefer to let China own Africa.
Type "Obama African Vacation" into the Search Box.

Idiot.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#934498 Jun 28, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know where you get your information but it is wayyyy off base and certainly not based on FACTS.
From the IRS, "Summary of Federal Income Tax Data, 2010"
The Top 1% of Tax payers (with ADJUSTED incomes above $369,691) paid 37.4% of total income taxes collected for an average tax rate of 23.39%.
The Top 5% of Tax payers (with ADJUSTED incomes above $161,579 -- hardly "Rich") paid 59
.1% of total income taxes for an average tax rate of 20.64%.
The Top 25% of Tax payers (with ADJUSTED incomes above $69,126) paid 87.1% of total incomes taxes collected for an average tax rate of 15.22%.
The Top 50% of Tax payers (with ADJUSTED incomes above $34,338) paid 97.6% of total income taxes collected for an average tax rate of 13.06%.
For the record the "rich" may not get an income tax credit but they certainly get something far better....loopholes and reduced tax rates not available to "poor people".
http://taxfoundation.org/article/summary-late...
So, the top 1% pay 37 times their fair share

The top 5% pay 12 times their fair share

And the top 25% pay 3-1/2 times their fair share

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#934499 Jun 28, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Flaaaack! Good news buddy! Market down 60 pts. today. I know it's not great but better than the last few days eh?
"homo"
Quit lying. Yesterday the market was up 114+ points.
Peace
KMA

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#934500 Jun 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Fox News, Home Of Benghazi Myths, To Air One-Hour Special On Benghazi
Fox News will air a one-hour special titled Benghazi: The Truth Behind The Smokescreen which purports to provide "a comprehensive look at all of the new developments in the story." But Fox is not a credible source on Benghazi, having littered its coverage of the incident with myths, misinformation, and outright falsehoods.
http://mediamatters.org/research/2013/06/28/f...
If only Darrell Issa and James Inhofe could spend as much energy and enthusiasm on moving forward on addressing climate change as they spend on Benghazi then we've might be close to passing a Climate Change Bill . Alas, we're the only developed Western power that has not done so.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#934501 Jun 28, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Scientists in Revolt against Global Warming
http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/11/scient...
Top Scientist Debunks CO2 Global Warming
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-439601
NASA and NOAA satellite data show the Earth’s temperature has not risen at all for more than a decade. This has occurred even though global carbon dioxide emissions rose by a third during the past 10 years.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamestaylor/2013/...
NASA experts on global warming myth.
http://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search...
Amazon books on the global warming myth.
http://www.amazon.com/s/...
Pick your source and/or "scientists and smart people".
http://www.epa.gov/ozone/science/indicat/inde...

One of the easiest ways to reduce damage to the ozone layer-would be to reduce one of the easiest things to reach it first. Hydrocarbons.

Maybe SOME should curb flying around the world so frequently, practically pouring hydrocarbons into the stratosphere.

And open the windows (in cars as well)and turn off a/c's when not really necessary.

Amazing how no FACTS like that are ever mentioned though.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#934502 Jun 28, 2013
RealDave wrote:
Nasa said that the current heat wave & the severity & frequency of these heat waves is due to Man made global warming.
And if NASA said that they found cheese on the Moon, you'd dust off your Cow Jumped Over The Moon books and get real serious.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#934503 Jun 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Despite a rule that bars Medicare reimbursement for erectile dysfunction (ED) treatments, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) paid out $3.1 million for the drugs in 2007 and 2008, a new government report found.
Of the $3.1 million,$3 million went toward paying for (sildenafil) Viagra, according to the report prepared by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General.
The congressional ban went into effect in 2007.
"... Part D should not have covered these drugs," concluded the report.
http://www.medpagetoday.com/PublicHealthPolic...
well, it was free.
What is the rationale for free birth control and zero reimbursement for erectile dysfunction, other than gender bias?

Both allow the person to have sexual intercourse.
Mock My Words

Waynesboro, MS

#934504 Jun 28, 2013
Bob Schieffer on Obama's $60-100 Million Africa Trip: "Is that Worth it at a Time of Sequestration?"
Watch:

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#934505 Jun 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
What does that have to do with Corzine?
And if you don't pay your mortgage, what difference does it make who holds the mortgage?
If no one knows whether you paid your mortgage , no paper trail, then it would be your word against the Big Banksters and with their money and political clout you don't stand a chance against them in court(unless someone Bigger stands in on the little guy homeowners side like the U S Government.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#934506 Jun 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
What does that have to do with Corzine?
And if you don't pay your mortgage, what difference does it make who holds the mortgage?
What does Corzine have to do with the MF allegations? Corzine was gone from the company before the financial improprieties surfaced at the bank--however all the 'missing money'had been found and returned to the rightful investors and shareholders.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#934507 Jun 28, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Because of your history of lying, I'm going to have to ask for a link.
"Eman"
"real dumb" will never offer a source. He heard it, that is his stock answer. But one thing you must understand, "real dumb" is an authority on any subject you may bring up. All who disagree with him are liars and racist.
Peace
KMA

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#934508 Jun 28, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Because you are such a dumbass, I am going to have to tell you to GFY.
"Eman"
What "real dumb" is trying to say, he has no source.
Peace
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#934509 Jun 28, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>If only Darrell Issa and James Inhofe could spend as much energy and enthusiasm on moving forward on addressing climate change as they spend on Benghazi then we've might be close to passing a Climate Change Bill . Alas, we're the only developed Western power that has not done so.
Unlike man-made climate change, the Benghazi treason exists.

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