This post needs repeating imo
There were 141 million tax returns filed in 2007 - the population of the USA is around 307 million of the 141 million tax returns filed 47 million did not pay any taxes and some actually got more money back than they paid in. This leaves 94 million supporting the other 213 million in the USA.
Answer by tnmomofive at 12:39 PM on Aug. 6, 2009
The top-earning 25 percent of taxpayers (AGI over $66,532) earned 68.7 percent of the nation's income, but they paid more than four out of every five dollars collected by the federal income tax (86.6 percent). The top 1 percent of taxpayers (AGI over $410,096) earned approximately 22.8 percent of the nation's income (as defined by AGI), yet paid 40.4 percent of all federal income taxes. That means the top 1 percent of tax returns paid more in federal individual income taxes than the bottom 95 percent of tax returns.
If these Scoundrels in WDC pass the Health Care and the Energy Bill ( Carbon Cap and Trade) our Boat will go down like the Titanic
Answer by Anonymous at 12:58 PM on Aug. 6, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 1:00 PM on Aug. 6, 2009
Yes, I think the stat is that the top 5% earners in the country pay something like 89% of ALL income taxes. and you CANNOT pin down a lib when they are asked "exactly what percentage of the income taxes do you think the rich should have to pay 95 % 100% Should they pay ALL the income taxes?" Yeah THATS a capitalist society that encourages people to better themselves and thus create better products!
Answer by momof030404 at 1:04 PM on Aug. 6, 2009
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Answer by chickaboom73 at 1:10 PM on Aug. 6, 2009
Answer by yourspecialkid at 1:14 PM on Aug. 6, 2009
A great thought provoking question. The number of entitled far outweigh the number of taxpayers. And we want to ADD MORE entitlement with ObamaCare.... The Road to Bankruptcy...
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:32 PM on Aug. 6, 2009