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Top 1% (very interesting)

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Thought some might find this interesting.

A different way to express the wealth inequality in America today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPKKQnijnsM&feature=player_embedded

I was shocked; AND I'M A CONSERVATIVE!!!

Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 9, 2013 at 3:41 PM
Replies (11-20):
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 9, 2013 at 5:05 PM
See you are warped in your thinking.


Quoting Anonymous:

 I don't think that.  I know they're VERY busy...
playing golf, buying gold, lobbying for special interests, etc, etc.  Yes, I'm sure they find time to drop by their companies and see what the little ppl are doing on occasion too.  Oh, yes, and all those charity events they get paid to show up at.


The video wasn't talking about "the rich".  The video was talking primarily about the top 1%.  THEY are not busy working hard to keep or earn more money; they have invested what they own and are letting interest accrue (sp) on it.




Quoting Anonymous:

People also think the rich sit and do nothing which is nothing of the sort.



 


Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 9, 2013 at 5:07 PM
1 mom liked this

 You pay 45% of your income to the government....

AND YOU'RE DEFENDING THE TOP 1%????

One of us missed something.


Quoting Anonymous:

We pay 45% in total taxes. I'll just leave it at that. Always owe at tax time.


Quoting Anonymous:

 Apparently, I was unclear.  What I was getting at was looking at the top 1%, not the top 25% or who pays the most taxes.


Are you in the top 1%?


 


Quoting Anonymous:

Who cares how the top 25% pays taxes. They pay nearly all the taxes.



Quoting Anonymous:


 I have done research.  The top 25% may pay 85% of taxes, but how does that break down according to percentage of wealth and how does that breakdown look over the entire top 25%?  So the point I mentioned is above the 25% mark, so what?



 



Quoting Anonymous:

Do research. The top 25% pays 85% of taxes.




Quoting Anonymous:



 1. Yeah, that's a nice thing to say, but I've been working my butt off all my life (as has my DH) and we're no better off than when we started, in fact, we're not even that well off anymore.




2. Who pays the most taxes is NOT the top 1%.  There's a point at which the top X% are paying less than the tens of percentages below them.




3. As I said, I'm a conservative.  I don't agree with stealing from Peter to pay Paul either.
The market isn't free to regulate itself, therefore the rich keep getting richer and the rest just keep getting poorer.  The government has bound up the market in just enough laws and regulations to make it impossible for anyone to GET to the "top".




 




Quoting Anonymous:

Then get off your ass and become the top. Who pays the most taxes because the bottom 50% don't pay shit and many take and don't give dime. I hate the steal from Peter to pay Paul.



 




 




 



 



 


 



 

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 9, 2013 at 5:10 PM

 I agree with flat rate taxes.

Do please let me know what you think!

I assume you mean you're a substitute teacher.  My mom was a high school math teacher; when we left our hometown, she had to sub.  It was hard!  All the best to you! :-)


Quoting ZanderandBella:

I believe that everyone should have a flat rate % no matter how much they earn. I find it ridiculous that I am paying more % wise every time my paychecks go up.

Oh and couldn't watch the video yet since I'm at school as a sub


 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 9, 2013 at 5:13 PM
Dh works his ass off and we are in the top 1% and yes we pay 45%. Trying to tell you that you do not know what you are talking about. You need to research more. Dh does not golf ever. Works 7 days a week. Does not work for himself and does not attend all the crap you mentioned.


Quoting Anonymous:

 You pay 45% of your income to the government....


AND YOU'RE DEFENDING THE TOP 1%????


One of us missed something.




Quoting Anonymous:

We pay 45% in total taxes. I'll just leave it at that. Always owe at tax time.



Quoting Anonymous:


 Apparently, I was unclear.  What I was getting at was looking at the top 1%, not the top 25% or who pays the most taxes.



Are you in the top 1%?



 



Quoting Anonymous:

Who cares how the top 25% pays taxes. They pay nearly all the taxes.




Quoting Anonymous:



 I have done research.  The top 25% may pay 85% of taxes, but how does that break down according to percentage of wealth and how does that breakdown look over the entire top 25%?  So the point I mentioned is above the 25% mark, so what?




 




Quoting Anonymous:

Do research. The top 25% pays 85% of taxes.





Quoting Anonymous:




 1. Yeah, that's a nice thing to say, but I've been working my butt off all my life (as has my DH) and we're no better off than when we started, in fact, we're not even that well off anymore.





2. Who pays the most taxes is NOT the top 1%.  There's a point at which the top X% are paying less than the tens of percentages below them.





3. As I said, I'm a conservative.  I don't agree with stealing from Peter to pay Paul either.
The market isn't free to regulate itself, therefore the rich keep getting richer and the rest just keep getting poorer.  The government has bound up the market in just enough laws and regulations to make it impossible for anyone to GET to the "top".





 





Quoting Anonymous:

Then get off your ass and become the top. Who pays the most taxes because the bottom 50% don't pay shit and many take and don't give dime. I hate the steal from Peter to pay Paul.




 





 





 




 




 



 





 


Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 9, 2013 at 5:16 PM
Flat tax, awesome. Make everyone pay and increase tax revenue. Not happening. Too many entitlements.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 9, 2013 at 5:19 PM

 I can't help but fee that you're the exception, not the rule, in your tax bracket.

I will do more research.

I do believe you, but I cannot believe that ALL of the top 1% is like you.


Quoting Anonymous:

Dh works his ass off and we are in the top 1% and yes we pay 45%. Trying to tell you that you do not know what you are talking about. You need to research more. Dh does not golf ever. Works 7 days a week. Does not work for himself and does not attend all the crap you mentioned.


Quoting Anonymous:

 You pay 45% of your income to the government....


AND YOU'RE DEFENDING THE TOP 1%????


One of us missed something.


 


Quoting Anonymous:

We pay 45% in total taxes. I'll just leave it at that. Always owe at tax time.



Quoting Anonymous:


 Apparently, I was unclear.  What I was getting at was looking at the top 1%, not the top 25% or who pays the most taxes.



Are you in the top 1%?



 



Quoting Anonymous:

Who cares how the top 25% pays taxes. They pay nearly all the taxes.




Quoting Anonymous:



 I have done research.  The top 25% may pay 85% of taxes, but how does that break down according to percentage of wealth and how does that breakdown look over the entire top 25%?  So the point I mentioned is above the 25% mark, so what?




 




Quoting Anonymous:

Do research. The top 25% pays 85% of taxes.





Quoting Anonymous:




 1. Yeah, that's a nice thing to say, but I've been working my butt off all my life (as has my DH) and we're no better off than when we started, in fact, we're not even that well off anymore.





2. Who pays the most taxes is NOT the top 1%.  There's a point at which the top X% are paying less than the tens of percentages below them.





3. As I said, I'm a conservative.  I don't agree with stealing from Peter to pay Paul either.
The market isn't free to regulate itself, therefore the rich keep getting richer and the rest just keep getting poorer.  The government has bound up the market in just enough laws and regulations to make it impossible for anyone to GET to the "top".





 





Quoting Anonymous:

Then get off your ass and become the top. Who pays the most taxes because the bottom 50% don't pay shit and many take and don't give dime. I hate the steal from Peter to pay Paul.




 





 





 




 




 



 



 


 



 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 9, 2013 at 5:20 PM
Also we started out marriage out with nothing, zip zero. We earned it all and scrimped and saved.


Quoting Anonymous:

 I can't help but fee that you're the exception, not the rule, in your tax bracket.


I will do more research.


I do believe you, but I cannot believe that ALL of the top 1% is like you.




Quoting Anonymous:

Dh works his ass off and we are in the top 1% and yes we pay 45%. Trying to tell you that you do not know what you are talking about. You need to research more. Dh does not golf ever. Works 7 days a week. Does not work for himself and does not attend all the crap you mentioned.



Quoting Anonymous:


 You pay 45% of your income to the government....



AND YOU'RE DEFENDING THE TOP 1%????



One of us missed something.



 



Quoting Anonymous:

We pay 45% in total taxes. I'll just leave it at that. Always owe at tax time.




Quoting Anonymous:



 Apparently, I was unclear.  What I was getting at was looking at the top 1%, not the top 25% or who pays the most taxes.




Are you in the top 1%?




 




Quoting Anonymous:

Who cares how the top 25% pays taxes. They pay nearly all the taxes.





Quoting Anonymous:




 I have done research.  The top 25% may pay 85% of taxes, but how does that break down according to percentage of wealth and how does that breakdown look over the entire top 25%?  So the point I mentioned is above the 25% mark, so what?





 





Quoting Anonymous:

Do research. The top 25% pays 85% of taxes.






Quoting Anonymous:





 1. Yeah, that's a nice thing to say, but I've been working my butt off all my life (as has my DH) and we're no better off than when we started, in fact, we're not even that well off anymore.






2. Who pays the most taxes is NOT the top 1%.  There's a point at which the top X% are paying less than the tens of percentages below them.






3. As I said, I'm a conservative.  I don't agree with stealing from Peter to pay Paul either.
The market isn't free to regulate itself, therefore the rich keep getting richer and the rest just keep getting poorer.  The government has bound up the market in just enough laws and regulations to make it impossible for anyone to GET to the "top".






 






Quoting Anonymous:

Then get off your ass and become the top. Who pays the most taxes because the bottom 50% don't pay shit and many take and don't give dime. I hate the steal from Peter to pay Paul.





 






 






 





 





 




 




 



 





 


Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 9, 2013 at 5:21 PM

 I know.  It's sad.  The government's gotten too big.  I hope someone comes into office and makes some changes quickly, b/c we're heading for socialism at a very scarry pace!!!


Quoting Anonymous:

Flat tax, awesome. Make everyone pay and increase tax revenue. Not happening. Too many entitlements.


 

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 9, 2013 at 5:22 PM

 Again, it sounds to me like you're the exception not the rule.  If I'm not mistaken, the vast majority of the top 1% have had everything handed to them on a silver platter.


Quoting Anonymous:

Also we started out marriage out with nothing, zip zero. We earned it all and scrimped and saved.


Quoting Anonymous:

 I can't help but fee that you're the exception, not the rule, in your tax bracket.


I will do more research.


I do believe you, but I cannot believe that ALL of the top 1% is like you.


 


Quoting Anonymous:

Dh works his ass off and we are in the top 1% and yes we pay 45%. Trying to tell you that you do not know what you are talking about. You need to research more. Dh does not golf ever. Works 7 days a week. Does not work for himself and does not attend all the crap you mentioned.



Quoting Anonymous:


 You pay 45% of your income to the government....



AND YOU'RE DEFENDING THE TOP 1%????



One of us missed something.



 



Quoting Anonymous:

We pay 45% in total taxes. I'll just leave it at that. Always owe at tax time.




Quoting Anonymous:



 Apparently, I was unclear.  What I was getting at was looking at the top 1%, not the top 25% or who pays the most taxes.




Are you in the top 1%?




 




Quoting Anonymous:

Who cares how the top 25% pays taxes. They pay nearly all the taxes.





Quoting Anonymous:




 I have done research.  The top 25% may pay 85% of taxes, but how does that break down according to percentage of wealth and how does that breakdown look over the entire top 25%?  So the point I mentioned is above the 25% mark, so what?





 





Quoting Anonymous:

Do research. The top 25% pays 85% of taxes.






Quoting Anonymous:





 1. Yeah, that's a nice thing to say, but I've been working my butt off all my life (as has my DH) and we're no better off than when we started, in fact, we're not even that well off anymore.






2. Who pays the most taxes is NOT the top 1%.  There's a point at which the top X% are paying less than the tens of percentages below them.






3. As I said, I'm a conservative.  I don't agree with stealing from Peter to pay Paul either.
The market isn't free to regulate itself, therefore the rich keep getting richer and the rest just keep getting poorer.  The government has bound up the market in just enough laws and regulations to make it impossible for anyone to GET to the "top".






 






Quoting Anonymous:

Then get off your ass and become the top. Who pays the most taxes because the bottom 50% don't pay shit and many take and don't give dime. I hate the steal from Peter to pay Paul.





 






 






 





 





 




 




 



 



 


 



 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 9, 2013 at 5:25 PM
Well, our children will inherit a ton but hopefully not until they have lived a lot of their life and made their own way. We won't pave their way as long as we are alive. They need to make it on their own.


Quoting Anonymous:

 Again, it sounds to me like you're the exception not the rule.  If I'm not mistaken, the vast majority of the top 1% have had everything handed to them on a silver platter.




Quoting Anonymous:

Also we started out marriage out with nothing, zip zero. We earned it all and scrimped and saved.



Quoting Anonymous:


 I can't help but fee that you're the exception, not the rule, in your tax bracket.



I will do more research.



I do believe you, but I cannot believe that ALL of the top 1% is like you.



 



Quoting Anonymous:

Dh works his ass off and we are in the top 1% and yes we pay 45%. Trying to tell you that you do not know what you are talking about. You need to research more. Dh does not golf ever. Works 7 days a week. Does not work for himself and does not attend all the crap you mentioned.




Quoting Anonymous:



 You pay 45% of your income to the government....




AND YOU'RE DEFENDING THE TOP 1%????




One of us missed something.




 




Quoting Anonymous:

We pay 45% in total taxes. I'll just leave it at that. Always owe at tax time.





Quoting Anonymous:




 Apparently, I was unclear.  What I was getting at was looking at the top 1%, not the top 25% or who pays the most taxes.





Are you in the top 1%?





 





Quoting Anonymous:

Who cares how the top 25% pays taxes. They pay nearly all the taxes.






Quoting Anonymous:





 I have done research.  The top 25% may pay 85% of taxes, but how does that break down according to percentage of wealth and how does that breakdown look over the entire top 25%?  So the point I mentioned is above the 25% mark, so what?






 






Quoting Anonymous:

Do research. The top 25% pays 85% of taxes.







Quoting Anonymous:






 1. Yeah, that's a nice thing to say, but I've been working my butt off all my life (as has my DH) and we're no better off than when we started, in fact, we're not even that well off anymore.







2. Who pays the most taxes is NOT the top 1%.  There's a point at which the top X% are paying less than the tens of percentages below them.







3. As I said, I'm a conservative.  I don't agree with stealing from Peter to pay Paul either.
The market isn't free to regulate itself, therefore the rich keep getting richer and the rest just keep getting poorer.  The government has bound up the market in just enough laws and regulations to make it impossible for anyone to GET to the "top".







 







Quoting Anonymous:

Then get off your ass and become the top. Who pays the most taxes because the bottom 50% don't pay shit and many take and don't give dime. I hate the steal from Peter to pay Paul.






 







 







 






 






 





 





 




 




 



 





 


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