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Tax Bills for Rich At 30-Year High

Middle- and low-incomes paying less than before

March 4, 2013

WASHINGTON — With Washington gridlocked again over whether to raise their taxes, it turns out wealthy families already are paying some of their biggest federal tax bills in decades even as the rest......

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Mar-04-13 2:01 AM

they don't pay their fair share. they do pay what they can't escape and what their powerful pals can't skirt in regulations.

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Mar-04-13 4:20 AM

Barry's man in Egypt, John Kerry just gave a 250 million dollar Us Govt. check to them from the "rich Us Taxpayers" sequester ?

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Mar-04-13 6:30 AM


The Spendaholic has an incurable addiction!

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Mar-04-13 6:33 AM

i paid less last year.we still have money to give away to other countries so we ain't doing bad.government numbers mean nothing.they can't count and they lie.the ohio county airport is still open.

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Mar-04-13 7:00 AM

Lies,*****lies and statistics. Use the top 5% of earners and the tax rate is 20%. A 2011 study by the CBO found that the top earning 1 percent of households gained about 275% after federal taxes and income transfers over a period between 1979 and 2007, compared to a gain of just under 40% for the 60 percent in the middle of America's income distribution. Income inequality is the problem.

You're simply responding to another Front Page editorial from The UnIntelligencer.

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Mar-04-13 7:01 AM

The top one percent earn 90% of the money and their earnings are exploding while the rest of us get crumbs. Americans are not fairly compensated for their work, yet CEO's are earning more than 400 times the front line worker. Income equality is at its worst point since 1928, the year before the economic collapse of 1929. So called free trade got us third world wages.

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Mar-04-13 7:17 AM

"As a percentage of national income, corporate profits stood at 14.2 percent in the third quarter of 2012, the largest share at any time since 1950, while the portion of income that went to employees was 61.7 percent, near its lowest point since 1966. ... Corporate earnings have risen at an annualized rate of 20.1 percent since the end of 2008,...but disposable income inched ahead by 1.4 percent annually over the same period..." NYT 3/4/2013. They're just plain greedy and only want more for themselves. 30% is not too much to ask.

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Mar-04-13 7:32 AM

Liesallthetime, the US corporate tax rate is the HIGHEST in the WORLD.

Companies can VOTE with their FEET; for low information stooges like you, that means they can locate corporate headquarters ANYWHERE in the WORLD and BEAT the US Tax System.

Why are so many corporations headquartered in Switzerland or Caymans or other tax friendly countries.

US Economy in SHAMBLES. Tax on the rich a 30 year high.

HMMMMMMMMHhhhhhhhh! Cause <--> EFFECT??


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Mar-04-13 7:35 AM

Aid to Egypt started in 1974. Obama was 13 ! Pin your blame somewhere else.

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Mar-04-13 7:39 AM

WVcoughy, Egypt was an ALLY. The trade was AID for NOT ATTACKING ISRAEL.

It worked for almost 40 years until Barry the Brainless let the Radical Muslim Brotherhood take over.

NOW we giving aid to a MUSLIM GANG.


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Mar-04-13 7:40 AM

You bore me DuhWraith.

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Mar-04-13 7:41 AM

Based on 2009 tax year filing data, the Internal Revenue Service says an adjusted gross income, or AGI, of $343,927 or more will put you in the top 1% of taxpayers.

How much must you make to be in the top 50% of U.S. earners?

The income thresholds are for the amount of AGI on a return, not per taxpayer.

That means a single filer who made $343,927 or more in 2009 is in the top 1 percentile. A married couple with two kids and combined earnings of $343,927 or more also was among the top earners in the country. The 2009 figures are the latest the IRS has tallied. Filing of returns for tax year 2010 didn't officially close until Oct. 17.

The 1.4 million Americans in the IRS' top taxpayer category in 2009 reported nearly 17% of all the country's taxable income. From those filers, the IRS collected $318 billion or almost 37% of all the individual taxes paid in 2009.

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Mar-04-13 7:43 AM

But you do make me laugh sometimes. Take a chill pill, dude!

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Mar-04-13 7:48 AM

So Opie got his wish to raise taxes on the rich to a 30 year high.

Yet American income dropped the most in January in 20 years.

The average American income is DOWN $4200 since Obama took office.

The number of people on Foodstamps has MORE than DOUBLED since Obama took office.

Today, another 11,250 NEW applications for Food Stamps will be placed in America!!! In ONE FRIGGEN DAY!!

GET a CLUE, IDIOTS!!! Obamanomics are a Freaking Disaster! The man doesn't have a clue.

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Mar-04-13 8:37 AM

The "rich guy rant" was just part of the campaign tactic of making the mindless, hate mindlessly. We get hate the rich guys, but then we get stories about the how rich Dems love to give money to the poor as they drive through town in their convoys. We are also supposed to, whether you realize it or not, think of rich people are fat, old, white Republicans, when in fact liberals seem to be the bulk of the wealthy and they are just as greedy as anyone else. Celebs consume their money, up their nose, screw it, eat, drink it, drive it, fly, live in it, but don't create any jobs at all, they just live the life. Old money has to invest to make more money, and both camps have to donate money to get tax breaks. Look around Wheeling and see how much has been done with rich guy's money over the years (parks, schools, scholarships, health care, shelters, etc). The rich guy rant is really the most stupid thing to come along in decades, but it works. So chant on Obama, chant on.

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Mar-04-13 9:02 AM

What does the president know about 'fair'?

If Barak were truly fair, he'd follow the Pope's lead & step down & 'give someone else a shot'.

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Mar-04-13 9:07 AM

Over 1/3 of the national debt has been accumulated under the Obama Administration.

The top 1% earn $370,000/yr. or more, & pay 37.4% of the taxes!

Obama's solution: Divide & conquer!

Just 4 more years to 'finish the job'.

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Mar-04-13 10:22 AM

The deficit is down about 50 percent as a share of gross domestic product just since President Bush’s fiscal year 2009 deficit and is falling at the fastest rate since the end of World War II. Yet the Washington debate is about how and where to cut us back into recession. We have 10 years to fix the long-term deficit situation. We should not be stampeded by deficit-scare propaganda and instead take the time to carefully consider the right approach. That way we won’t make the mistakes that Europe is making.

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Mar-04-13 10:33 AM

Coffee, that is what is so insidious about this paper. They make it appear to be a national wire service news story when it's nothing but an op. ed.

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Mar-04-13 10:43 AM

I think Wrat's losing it.

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Mar-04-13 11:09 AM

Clueless Dave Johnson plagiarizer, you and dihonest Dave are including OBAMA’S $787 BILLION stimulus pork package as part of Bush’s deficit. How dishonest, yet how typical for a Democrit.

Also note that after the Republican revolution of 2010, when Republicans took back control of the House in 2011, is when the deficit really began to fall in 2012. So Republican-led gridlock, blocking the OUT OF CONTROL SPENDING of Debtor in Chief Obama, has saved our children $TRILLIONS in future debt. So thank REPUBLICANS for the lower deficits, not your Spender in Chief.

Of course when Obamacare kicks in the deficit will again SKYROCKET. Remember when Barry promised you Obamacare wouldn’t add one dime to the deficit? Barry was off by $1.76 TRILLION, according to the CBO. Joe Wilson was right. You lie, Barry.

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Mar-04-13 11:16 AM

impact and Wvcoffee, this story is straight from AP. Here’s a link to the same AP story on NPR.

w ww.npr****/templates/story/story.php?storyId=173354598

Now man up and apologize to the NR for being paranoid fools. LOL

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Mar-04-13 11:16 AM

dot o r g

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Mar-04-13 11:27 AM

NoImpact, I think your mommy wears army boots and dresses you funny.

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Mar-04-13 11:33 AM

Cluela&& Plagiarist: "There is no deficit problem. The deficit is down about 50 percent as a share of gross domestic product just since President Bush’s fiscal year 2009 deficit -"


High school dropouts like Cluela&& fall for this liberal Excrement plagiarized from Dave Johnson.

The trick is: Obama signed the $800 BILLION Stimulus bill in 2009 but they lay that on the BUSH Fiscal Year 2009! So I guess George W. was the victim of IDENTITY THEFT by Obama! All of Obama's spending is on W's Credit Card!!!! In Liberal World, Obama became President in 2010!!!

Now daFACTS:

In early 2008 the CBO Projected a Budget SURPLUS of $70 BILLION in 2012 based on the booming Bush economy.

Let's go back in time a year: In 2007 the deficit was $162 billion. The 2012 budget deficit is $1327 BILLION!!! Increase = 719%!!!!!!!!

GDP in 2007 $14,208 Billion GDP 2012 $15,094 BILLION

Deficit as a % of GDP 2007: 1.1%; in 2012: 8.8%!!!!!


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