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TAX DAY, and 47 percent of all adult Americans pay NO Federal Income Taxes

By maxwell edison ·
I wonder if such a thing happens in other industrialized countries? (Great Britain, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Japan, et al?)

I wonder what will happen when the percentage of those paying NO Federal Income Taxes surpasses 50 percent?

I wonder what will happen when our national debt equals - or exceeds - our GDP (Gross Domestic Product)?

I wonder what will happen when the 20-somethings, 30-somethings, and 40-somethings realize their future is saddled with a huge unsecured debt?

I wonder what will happen when the 20-somethings, 30-somethings, and 40-somethings realize they've been saddled with huge unfunded entitlement obligations to others?

I wonder what will happen when .....

But what the ****? Many of those 20-somethings, 30-somethings, and 40-somethings actually voted for it! To them: Have fun sleeping in the bed you made.

This madness is simply not sustainable.

The progressives have been able to trump reality by playing the compassion card. But in the end, they will be proven to be the Jokers - unfortunately, it will come at the expense of the rest of the deck.

Yes, I wrote a pretty big check today. And not only am I not thanked for it, but I'm actually ridiculed. Maybe they want my heart as well?

As hard as I try, and as hard as I work, funding my own retirement remains that elusive butterfly. Other people just won't allow me to do it. And the check I wrote today proves it - maybe when I'm 80 or when pigs fly.

Maybe I should chuck the effort and become a ward of the state. Maybe I'll just do what's necessary so I can become a tax receiver instead of a tax payer. Maybe I'm on the wrong band-wagon. Yea, that's it; I'm on the wrong band-wagon.

Happy tax day!

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Take the money

by AV . In reply to Consider this

You paid into it. Thats what its there for.

Maybe you're too proud to do it, and thats your choice. I know you don't like entitlement programs, but you've paid into unemployment for your entire working life. If you need it, its there. Theres no shame if you don't abuse it and its certainly better than killing your retirement fund.

AV

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SSDI- that he paid into for over 35 years

by maxwell edison In reply to Regardless of his disabil ...

We've ALL paid into it - some for MORE than 35 years.

However, it's all gone; it's all spent; it's nothing but a bunch of IOUs in a file cabinet in West Virginia.

Current - and future - tax payers are actually the ones paying for it.

It begs the question, who's going to pay for them?

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Quit beating around the bush.

by santeewelding In reply to SSDI- that he paid into f ...

It is here, and, it is now.

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I want to see some specific answers. . . . .

by maxwell edison In reply to Quit beating around the b ...

.... to these questions - the ones I initially asked:

I wonder if such a thing happens in other industrialized countries? (Great Britain, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Japan, et al?)

I wonder what will happen when the percentage of those paying NO Federal Income Taxes surpasses 50 percent?

I wonder what will happen when our national debt equals - or exceeds - our GDP (Gross Domestic Product)?

I wonder what will happen when the 20-somethings, 30-somethings, and 40-somethings realize their future is saddled with a huge unsecured debt?

I wonder what will happen when the 20-somethings, 30-somethings, and 40-somethings realize they've been saddled with huge unfunded entitlement obligations to others?

http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=102&threadID=329288&messageID=3277852&tag=content;leftCol

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Specificity

by santeewelding In reply to I want to see some specif ...
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Don't worry. The US Embassy in London is saving MILLIONS

by neilb@uk In reply to And I didn't even get. . ...

Currently 4m Pounds Sterling in unpaid charges and fines.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/aug/17/obama-ambassador-london-congestion-charge

Pay up, you stingy bastards! It's a bloody toll, not a tax. Our embassy staff in the US pay your road tolls. It's my money you're ripping off.

The last London Mayor, (Red) Ken Livingstone, called the ambassador during Bush's reign, Robert Tuttle, a "venal little crook". Aaah! The Special Relationship.

:)

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A tax by any other name. . . . .

by maxwell edison In reply to Don't worry. The US Embas ...

..... is still a tax.

How many such chameleons do we see every day? User fees, access fees, look at them listed in your phone bill fees, registration fees, surcharges, hospitatility fees, etc........ and tolls.

Build a toll booth. If they don't pay, they walk.

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Our solution

by JamesRL In reply to A tax by any other name. ...

We don't have many toll roads, one in Ontario. It was built by the government then privatised, sold to a foreign company.

If you don't pay your tolls, you can't renew your plates. Drive with out of date plates, pay another fine, and so on.

James

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Hello??? I would be a tax payer here.

by Tig2 In reply to SSDI- that he paid into f ...

As would he. We PAID ours. We didn't need to start forum discussions about it either.

Just my opinion but you are starting the wrong fight with the wrong person.

I am sorry you think that we should have seen this coming, stored millions of dollars and never touched anything that we had paid into.

I'm equally sorry you think so little of me.

I know, I know. We were so unforgivably stupid we even bought insurance thinking we were being responsible and yet completely screwing up your version of utopia that doesn't include such things.

Whatever.

Personally, I am grateful that we HAVE that insurance. And I don't feel a moments guilt that he collects SSDI. Just a thought here- I am not his marital partner. I will not collect survivor benefits. I will likely have to take time off work so that I can attend his funeral. Happy now?

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