Source: Yahoo News
quote: Question is: Where is Obama's plan for the USA?
quote: They still pay in to social security, they still pay for a myriad of other federal, state, and local taxes. They just don't pay income tax.
quote: 47% of Americans just don't pay one tax, the federal income tax.
quote: The point of my post was to point out that the particular statistic that gets copied and pasted everywhere is a falsehood. It simply isn't true as it is written, and that minor omission was done to intentionally make the statistic sound much worse than it really is.
quote: The discussion was about federal taxes, however his "fact" did not specify federal taxes, and his post did not mention them specifically.
quote: @chµck: Tax rate isn't the problem. 47% of people not paying taxes is the problem.
quote: @name99: Congress has shown zero interest in ever raising US taxes. Until that changes, stop wasting our time complaining about what Obama is or is not doing.
quote: Personally, I don't think that that particular hole in the federal budget is insignificant, but at the same time I can't believe that it accounts for even 10% of overall individual income in the US.
quote: I hate to point out the obvious, but playing this game requires money...
quote: Congress has shown zero interest in ever raising US taxes.
quote: “It is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now … Cutting taxes now is not to incur a budget deficit, but to achieve the more prosperous, expanding economy which can bring a budget surplus.”– John F. Kennedy, Nov. 20, 1962, president’s news conference
quote: You don't get to spend four years complaining about the expanding federal debt AND refusing to ever raise taxes, and then propose a brand new MASSIVELY expensive government program.
quote: If you have so much faith in capitalism and libertarianism, why does the government have to be involved anyway?