Half avoid taxes, get US help, but ma...

Half avoid taxes, get US help, but many not poor

There are 44 comments on the The Kansas City Star story from Sep 18, 2012, titled Half avoid taxes, get US help, but many not poor. In it, The Kansas City Star reports that:

Mitt Romney got the math about right. But when he said 47 percent of Americans pay no income taxes and are "dependent on government," he blurred together half or more of the entire country, ranging from the nation's neediest to its middle class, and even some of its richest families.Forty-six percent of the country's potential taxpayers - some 76 ... (more)

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CHECK SIX

North Port, FL

#1 Sep 18, 2012
53% are givers...47% are takers...soon it will be over 50%....Obamas Wealth Distribution will KILL AMERICA...Its bread and Games folk..An old history Lesson....OBAMA HAS GOD DAMNED AMERICA!

Lets face it all LOUTS,MONKEY FACES,ILL EAGLES TRAILER PARK TRASH,BUMS, LOONS,POT HEADS,PIMPS SLUTS,THUGS,and STREET URCHINS will always go for the Black Pide Piper who will lead them to OBLIVION!!....NEVER will they support the AMERICAN DREAM!..DETROIT,LA,NOLA is their world...SHITS ALL!!.Romney was to kind,and too honest....The TRUTH HURTS LOONS...GODLESS AMERICA HATERS!!

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#2 Sep 18, 2012
Obama has made what is not important seem important and what is really important he has hidden from view. He is an economy wrecking machine. A chameleon.

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#3 Sep 18, 2012
Many rich people and big businesses pay no taxes and get subsidies....Wonder if Romney was talking about them also.
E Pluribus Unum

Fishers, IN

#4 Sep 18, 2012
Eighthman wrote:
Obama has made what is not important seem important and what is really important he has hidden from view. He is an economy wrecking machine. A chameleon.
Romney v Obama again!! god dam robot!.........more).....;)
CHECK SIX

North Port, FL

#5 Sep 18, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
Many rich people and big businesses pay no taxes and get subsidies....Wonder if Romney was talking about them also.
try GM, GE,SOLAYNDRA,any and all windmill ,Solar Panels...All OBAMA FUNDED.HIS BANK!!..this while today,13,000 coal miners are layed off...BLACK OBAMA HATES BLACK COAL....Get The Facts Air Head..you do not know what yer talking about...its the high earners who pay most of the taxes..so much ,that OBAMA wants to Squeeze more out of the GOLDEN GOOSE....

* 49% of all Americans pay no federal income tax.

* 47% receive a check from the government of which more than half are means tested welfare checks (Medicaid, welfare, food stamps, etc.).

* 36% of all Americans of working age are either not working or looking for work.......GET A BRAIN!!
june

Maringouin, LA

#6 Sep 18, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
Many rich people and big businesses pay no taxes and get subsidies....Wonder if Romney was talking about them also.
you must mean companies like GE that got tarp and stimulus money from obama and paid no taxes on over 14 billion in profits?yes they were his pals along with go green failures!big contributors to obama got away with no taxes but the liberal main stream media doesent tell on this?keep believing the liars at msm and stay in the dark!
excartpuller

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Sep 18, 2012
CHECK SIX wrote:
53% are givers...47% are takers...soon it will be over 50%....Obamas Wealth Distribution will KILL AMERICA...Its bread and Games folk..An old history Lesson....OBAMA HAS GOD DAMNED AMERICA!
Lets face it all LOUTS,MONKEY FACES,ILL EAGLES TRAILER PARK TRASH,BUMS, LOONS,POT HEADS,PIMPS SLUTS,THUGS,and STREET URCHINS will always go for the Black Pide Piper who will lead them to OBLIVION!!....NEVER will they support the AMERICAN DREAM!..DETROIT,LA,NOLA is their world...SHITS ALL!!.Romney was to kind,and too honest....The TRUTH HURTS LOONS...GODLESS AMERICA HATERS!!
You're too worried you must be very rich eh? LOL!
E Pluribus Unum

Fishers, IN

#8 Sep 18, 2012
the Robot think.....76%...more)......;-0 00

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#9 Sep 18, 2012
And 22% of those who paid no income taxes are RETIRED SENIOR CITIZENS on social security!!!!

Keep up the good work Romney! At this rate you'll end up with ZERO electoral votes!!
3OHA

San Jose, CA

#10 Sep 18, 2012
"...and more than that paid federal excise taxes on items such as gasoline, alcohol and cigarettes, said Roberton Williams, who analyzes taxes at the center."

This is perfect example of how Leftists and Liberals distort the issues. It so happens, that the great number of people on SSI (25% fraudulent) and other forms of welfare don't pay federal excise taxes, the government pays them. One has to be a total idiot to say people buying gasoline with government money are paying excise taxes.
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#11 Sep 18, 2012
The middle class should not care how much the wealthy are taxed, only what they are taxed. The wealthy only care about what they are taxed not others.
3OHA

San Jose, CA

#12 Sep 18, 2012
Tony wrote:
The middle class should not care how much the wealthy are taxed, only what they are taxed. The wealthy only care about what they are taxed not others.
Nonsense. It's the wealthy in this country, who've set up the tax codes.
BO Non stop Media Farting

Orange, CA

#13 Sep 18, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
And 22% of those who paid no income taxes are RETIRED SENIOR CITIZENS on social security!!!!
Keep up the good work Romney! At this rate you'll end up with ZERO electoral votes!!
Those 22% paid into social security while WORKING. They also pay taxes on the SS. They are NOT SANDRA FLUKE WHO WANTS HER CONTRACEPTION PAID FOR BY OTHERS. She's a 30-something lawyer and not helpless. There are many examples like her in the 47%.
imaginaryfriend

Garden City, MI

#14 Sep 18, 2012
Average citizens do not have the ways and means to avoid paying taxes. We never get paid without taxes being extracted from our take-home pay. It is only the "elites" that lobby their congressmen to accecpt bribes to write favorable tax rules for them and corporations.(accept).
The rich get their money without taxes withheld. CorporateAndroids like Mitty put their payola into foreign bank tax shelters without one penny trickling to the U.S. Treasury to pay for our American life. These obscene elites think they are ENTITLED to this.
In contrast, average Americans taxes pay for their EARNED BENEFITS such as Social Security, unemployment insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, and Pensions.
Don't be gullible to the cruelty that Willard's campaign is trying to sell you. It's full of LIES!!! This is what Class Warfare looks like.
notindividuals

Bryn Mawr, PA

#15 Sep 18, 2012
The focus should be on corporations and NOT individuals. Corporations have been getting tax breaks for decades at this point and keep on outsourcing and layoff. AND make mega profits.

http://www.abc3340.com/story/19502745/study-s...

GE filed a 57,000 page tax return and payed no taxes in 2010.

57,000 of tax law/breaks given to corporate America for DECADES and they still layoff, outsource and make billions. I'm not an occuppier. I do not want individual income taxes. But the focus must shifted to corporate taxes.
3OHA

San Jose, CA

#17 Sep 18, 2012
notindividuals wrote:
The focus should be on corporations and NOT individuals. Corporations have been getting tax breaks for decades at this point and keep on outsourcing and layoff. AND make mega profits.
http://www.abc3340.com/story/19502745/study-s...
GE filed a 57,000 page tax return and payed no taxes in 2010.
57,000 of tax law/breaks given to corporate America for DECADES and they still layoff, outsource and make billions. I'm not an occuppier. I do not want individual income taxes. But the focus must shifted to corporate taxes.
GE owners (shareholders) paid taxes. That's the corporations paying taxes. The billions of dollars in any profit are either paid to the shareholders, or used in various reinvestment. Tax breaks given to them are the same as the government giving you tax breaks for installing a energy efficient water heater, etc.

US Corporations outsourcing jobs should be penalized to such degree, that it would be in their interest to bring jobs back to the US. It would take a two page Congressional Bill to do it.

There are plenty of jobs available. Companies complain they can't keep the young people, or the young people won't even apply. That is due to Leftist education policies and drug related issues making youth arrogant and unwilling to pay their dues like every father before them has had to pay.
3OHA

San Jose, CA

#18 Sep 18, 2012
imaginaryfriend wrote:
Average citizens do not have the ways and means to avoid paying taxes. We never get paid without taxes being extracted from our take-home pay. It is only the "elites" that lobby their congressmen to accecpt bribes to write favorable tax rules for them and corporations.(accept).
The rich get their money without taxes withheld. CorporateAndroids like Mitty put their payola into foreign bank tax shelters without one penny trickling to the U.S. Treasury to pay for our American life. These obscene elites think they are ENTITLED to this.
In contrast, average Americans taxes pay for their EARNED BENEFITS such as Social Security, unemployment insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, and Pensions.
Don't be gullible to the cruelty that Willard's campaign is trying to sell you. It's full of LIES!!! This is what Class Warfare looks like.
The top 3% of income earners in this country pay over 50% of the Federal taxes and a larger portion of State and Local taxes supporting education, etc. This post of yours shows you are a Communist with ridiculously jealous concepts about your superiors. You want to steal other people's money.
BO Non stop Media Farting

Denver, CO

#19 Sep 18, 2012
Another example of a Democrat milking the government system, also invited to speak at DNC a special guest speaker:

One of the first speakers at the DNC was Stacey Lihn, whose daughter was born with a life-threatening heart defect. Lihn claimed that, after receiving two out of three required heart surgeries, Zoe was halfway to her insurance company's lifetime limit.

Essentially Barack Obama's handlers were using Lihn to say that Obamacare saved little two-year-old Zoe's life from a condition which, strangely, was not identified in the speech.

One reason for that omission may be that the condition is covered, on an expedited basis, by the Social Security Administration's Compassionate Allowance program, initiated during the Bush administration, and by Medicaid.

In addition, the treatments Lihn's daughter has received at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia qualify for financial aid programs through the institution.

In other words, help was available, even if the Lihns' health insurance had reached its limit.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/09/d...

This family is not poor. The father is an attorney, specializing in personal injury, product defects and insurance litigation. They enjoy elaborate vacations and travel to follow their favorite sport teams. They elected to travel to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for treatment for their child when Phoenix Children's was in their own back yard. The family has a blog which is an open book to their lives. If they can enjoy an above upper middle class lifestyle, why should the government cover their medical costs? Seems to me that personal responsibility with the family obtaining a good medical insurance policy and spending those medical costs wisely by using local facilities would be a better choice. Oh, and skip the fancy Hawaii vacation until after your kids are grown.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/09/d...
excartpuller

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Sep 18, 2012
Tony wrote:
The middle class should not care how much the wealthy are taxed, only what they are taxed. The wealthy only care about what they are taxed not others.
Gee poor rich people may have to pay a couple grand more and so their take home pay would only be 35 millions gee poor poor rich people their taxes may be increased. LOL!
BO Non stop Media Farting

Anonymous Proxy

#21 Sep 18, 2012
notindividuals wrote:
The focus should be on corporations and NOT individuals. Corporations have been getting tax breaks for decades at this point and keep on outsourcing and layoff. AND make mega profits.
http://www.abc3340.com/story/19502745/study-s...
GE filed a 57,000 page tax return and payed no taxes in 2010.
57,000 of tax law/breaks given to corporate America for DECADES and they still layoff, outsource and make billions. I'm not an occuppier. I do not want individual income taxes. But the focus must shifted to corporate taxes.
GE, GM and MSNBC are Barack's corporations. GE colluded with Democrats to sell fluorescent bulbs to the masses. GM received bailout money without changing their management except to export more jobs out of America. MSNBC received stimulus money. All 3 donated heavily to Barack's 2008 and 2012 campaign, and all 3 paid NO TAXES in 2011, even though they made huge profits.

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