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#1 ARSEN

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:38 PM

I stole this from a yahoo user.


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A Tax Lesson

Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100…

If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this…

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.

The fifth would pay $1.

The sixth would pay $3.

The seventh would pay $7..

The eighth would pay $12.

The ninth would pay $18.

The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.

So, that’s what they decided to do..

The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve ball. “Since you are all such good customers,” he said, “I’m going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20″. Drinks for the ten men would now cost just $80.

The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes. So the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men? The paying customers? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his fair share?

They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody’s share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer.

So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man’s bill by a higher percentage the poorer he was, to follow the principle of the tax system they had been using, and he proceeded to work out the amounts he suggested that each should now pay.

And so the fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% saving).

The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33% saving).

The seventh now paid $5 instead of $7 (28% saving).

The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% saving).

The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% saving).

The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% saving).

Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But, once outside the bar, the men began to compare their savings.

“I only got a dollar out of the $20 saving,” declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man,”but he got $10!”

“Yeah, that’s right,” exclaimed the fifth man. “I only saved a dollar too. It’s unfair that he got ten times more benefit than me!”

“That’s true!” shouted the seventh man. “Why should he get $10 back, when I got only $2? The wealthy get all the breaks!”

“Wait a minute,” yelled the first four men in unison, “we didn’t get anything at all. This new tax system exploits the poor!”

The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

The next night the tenth man didn’t show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had their beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn’t have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!

And that, boys and girls, journalists and government ministers, is how our tax system works. The people who already pay the highest taxes will naturally get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas, where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.

Guess which president agenda is to increase tax for rich?

#2 GOOGLE RON PAUL

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:05 PM

jesus fuging christ how many times is this going to get posted

And that, boys and girls, journalists and government ministers, is how our tax system works


no it's not

Guess which president agenda is to increase tax for rich?


neither of them

#3 SZ James (banned)

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:07 PM

Thanks grandma that was a really good read

#4 GOOGLE RON PAUL

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:16 PM

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#5 Chimera

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:26 PM

I remember reading this for the Bush/Gore election. It was probably old then.

But I think that version was dinner, not brews.

#6 Carolina Husker

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 06:42 AM

Aww, someone got an email.

#7 GAme

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:16 AM

jesus fuging christ how many times is this going to get posted



no it's not



neither of them


waht? That's Obama's whole war cry. We're taking more money from the rich and redistributing it you guys. Vote for me wink wink

#8 Jase

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:22 AM

I wonder if Karl Rove has a guy who writes these, or if he just sits in his office and writes them himself.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:13 AM

you guys know about the nigerian prince who needs to wire you some money? if not i can forward that email to you...

#10 MadHatter

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:55 AM

jesus fuging christ how many times is this going to get posted



no it's not



neither of them


We know your view of things....

Someone else has more than you and you think you deserve some of it.

#11 Tarheel31

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:45 AM

We know your view of things....

Someone else has more than you and you think you deserve some of it.


That is such a bullsht arguement.

If I make 56K and pay 27% and you make $3 million and only pay 14% there is a problem.

AT LEAST pay the same percentage as us working stiffs.

AND, it ain't coming to me... it is going towards social programs, infrastructure and mostly YOUR FAVORITE MIDDLE EASTERN WARS.

The argument that "they pay %70 of all the tax revenue in this country" is also bullsht since it merely illustrates how disgustingly obsene the wealth gap has become.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:48 AM

I usually pick up the tab....wtf

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:55 AM

That is such a bullsht arguement.

If I make 56K and pay 27% and you make $3 million and only pay 14% there is a problem.

AT LEAST pay the same percentage as us working stiffs.

AND, it ain't coming to me... it is going towards social programs, infrastructure and mostly YOUR FAVORITE MIDDLE EASTERN WARS.

The argument that "they pay %70 of all the tax revenue in this country" is also bullsht since it merely illustrates how disgustingly obsene the wealth gap has become.


Who makes 56k and pays 27%? If they do, then they need to hire a new accountant. Or actually get an accountant.

You do realise that 14% is effective tax rate, not tax bracket don't you? And the average effective federal tax rate for americans is around 11-12%. For someone making 56k, its actually around 7%.

http://usatoday30.us...rate/52682372/1

Romney pays a higher effective tax rate than the average american. He does however pay a lower tax rate than most in his tax bracket because of the nature of his income.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:18 AM

That is such a bullsht arguement.

If I make 56K and pay 27% and you make $3 million and only pay 14% there is a problem.


There definitely is a problem with your argument.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:29 AM

That is such a bullsht arguement.

If I make 56K and pay 27% and you make $3 million and only pay 14% there is a problem.

AT LEAST pay the same percentage as us working stiffs.

AND, it ain't coming to me... it is going towards social programs, infrastructure and mostly YOUR FAVORITE MIDDLE EASTERN WARS.

The argument that "they pay %70 of all the tax revenue in this country" is also bullsht since it merely illustrates how disgustingly obsene the wealth gap has become.


I agree that %'s should be consistent.

But, what about the 47% that don't pay ANY Federal Taxes?


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