Nearly half of US households don't pay income tax?

Nearly half of US households don't pay income tax?

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:58 am

So I'm having the money I work hard for taken from me by the government and they are giving it to who knows who and by what standard. That is theft by taking and clearly unconstitutional as it impacts my right to the pursuit of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. This situation has to change! Get involved in your grass roots political organizations and make your voices heard. Lisa


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Re: Nearly half of US households don't pay income tax?

PostBy: stoker-man On: Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:52 am

Seemingly, the only people who are local and can have a collective effect on elections are the Tea Party people. And they seem to be capable of national efforts as well. I was at the first local tea party last tax day and joined up. They are pretty well organized, although I don't go to meetings, and this primary season and November will tell.
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Re: Nearly half of US households don't pay income tax?

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:50 am

Yes Lisa, nearly half pay no income tax but if your not making enough you don`t have to pay within the letter of the law. Thats why there should be a flat tax where everyone pays their fair share, but wait that would mean that business would also have to pay their share, that would be unfair to business. I got the solution we should all become multinational, get a P.O. Box in the Caiman Islands & claim all our profits are made overseas where taxes are a lot lower. It works for big business why not the rest of us.
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PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:52 am

Tea Party........time for another REAL one.
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Re: Nearly half of US households don't pay income tax?

PostBy: Dann757 On: Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:13 am

samhill wrote:if your not making enough


It's one thing if you're not making enough while pursuing happiness, working hard at least 40 hrs. a week.
It's another if you are standing around on street corners thinking the world owes you a living.

Tax loopholes or not, it is ambitious people in business that create and give jobs.

Is big government driving businesses to put profits in the Cayman Islands the answer?
Compassion is great; but if you pull the whole third world into the lifeboat, don't say we're all equal now when everybody's head is just above the water and the boat has sunk.
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Re: Nearly half of US households don't pay income tax?

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:43 am

Not saying that at all Dan, if you read some of my past posts I think that after a certain period of time on welfare they should start to reduce it & take away the right to vote. If your not contributing why should you have a say? Maybe then the spineless in D.C. would find it easier to do away with all the public free entitlement crap. What big business is doing is using satellite Co.s based overseas to claim the profits made here, they transfer all their patents & royalties off shore & claim a loss here.
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Re: Nearly half of US households don't pay income tax?

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:48 am

samhill wrote:Yes Lisa, nearly half pay no income tax but if your not making enough you don`t have to pay within the letter of the law. Thats why there should be a flat tax where everyone pays their fair share, but wait that would mean that business would also have to pay their share, that would be unfair to business. I got the solution we should all become multinational, get a P.O. Box in the Caiman Islands & claim all our profits are made overseas where taxes are a lot lower. It works for big business why not the rest of us.


I agree with you on the Flat tax issue. Studies have shown that if everyone paid 10% of their income - no deductibles or exemptions - the government would take in more money and we'd be able to keep more of our money in our pocket. Best of all the tax form would only be three lines of basic math.

I kind of like the idea that if you haven't paid taxes for a set period of years, you shouldn't have the vote either. I'm sure some people will say that places welfare recipients in slavery but IMHO long term Welfare recipients have placed themselves in slavery by voting for the same Democratic officeholders time and time again. They don't want to bite the hand that feeds them. They've just exchanged a plantation for a high rise public housing project. Lisa
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Re: Nearly half of US households don't pay income tax?

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:17 am

There we go again, it is not only a Democratic thing, the Republicans have had plenty of chances to change welfare. Its a two sided coin, the same with most things in D.C., they all complain about what the other is doing & then when the press is gone thet go to their private club & drink together. Lets get real if they wanted anything more than saving their jobs we would have a lot fewer problems.
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Re: Nearly half of US households don't pay income tax?

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:10 pm

samhill wrote:There we go again, it is not only a Democratic thing, the Republicans have had plenty of chances to change welfare. Its a two sided coin, the same with most things in D.C., they all complain about what the other is doing & then when the press is gone thet go to their private club & drink together. Lets get real if they wanted anything more than saving their jobs we would have a lot fewer problems.


I hate to keep defending the Republicans - heaven knows they have their faults - but they were the ones to push for the last major welfare reform that was passed in "94. Reform that was passed despite the wishes of the Democrats left in Congress after the "94 elections and the Democratic President at that time - Bill Clinton. That welfare reform act greatly reduced the welfare rolls in the country. This is a fact, so maybe just, maybe you should give the Republicans some credit for actually doing something to change welfare. Could they have done more, probably but it's more then the Democratic did up to that point or since. Lisa
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Re: Nearly half of US households don't pay income tax?

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:43 pm

I believe that was when welfare was taken off the feds hands & put into state hands, thats why the big slug trails all over the country going to the states that offer the most. I don`t know how many actually left welfare as opposed to how many simply relocated. In any event it hasn`t worked too well for most states.
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Re: Nearly half of US households don't pay income tax?

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:13 pm

Well, I think if your income is low enough and you are at a certain age (65, 70, etc..), and NOT on welfare, you should NOT have to pay. You pay all your life until you retire, then when you really need the money to make ends meet, you want to TAX them on top of it?
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PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:40 pm

Outstanding WNY---samhill,damn,that must be what all them marks are heading into Cortland County
WNY wrote:Well, I think if your income is low enough and you are at a certain age (65, 70, etc..), and NOT on welfare, you should NOT have to pay. You pay all your life until you retire, then when you really need the money to make ends meet, you want to TAX them on top of it?
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