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Is America Confused?

 
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awip2062



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:30 pm    Post subject: Is America Confused? Reply with quote

Check out these stats and tell me what you think.

1. What kind of government are you for? Lower taxes, smaller government, 55%.

2. Is raising taxes a good idea in a bad economy? 69% say this is a bad idea to raise taxes in a bad economy.

3. Should we raise taxes on the rich? 66% say yes.

4. Do you agree with the old adage, "You cannot make the poor rich by making the rich poor." 72% of Americans agree.

5. You're rich if your annual income is $501,000 and over, 25%; $250,000 to 500,000, 20%; $151,000 to $250,000, 13%; $76,000 to $150,000, 18%. Almost 20% say you're rich if you make a dollar over $76,000. 18%.

6. Rich people are most likely to be, A, generous; B, greedy; or C, depends. Generous is at 36%. Greedy is at 36%. Depends is at 25.

7. Are the government actions working? Yes, they would have been a lot worse. 38%. No. Without the action from the government the economy would be the same or even better: 44%.

So, are we confused?
We say we are for a lower taxes, smaller government but raise taxes (on the rich).
We say raising taxes in a bad economy is bad, but go ahead and raise them (on the rich).
We say that you can't make a poor man rich by making the rich man poor, but take the rich man's money anyway.
And nearly one in five of us thinks that anyone making over $75,000 is rich?!?? Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

confused or crazy...hmmm Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just plain uneducated we are. If we were, we wouldn"t be in this mess.
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Sir Myghin



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

over 76k is rich eh, must be a nice world a lot of people live in then.. In Canada we don't have a flat tax you get taxed on income brackets, it goes up to 29% for over 126 and as low as 15 for the bottom

* 15% on the first $38,832 of taxable income, +
* 22% on the next $38,832 of taxable income (on the portion of taxable income between $38,832 and $77,664), +
* 26% on the next $48,600 of taxable income (on the portion of taxable income between $77,664 and $126,264), +
* 29% of taxable income over $126,264.

it is really weird and unfair, penalizing the rich can only cost you jobs. Don't forget to add CPP and EI contributions to that to see your income slide about 40% taken if you make 70k or more.

edit forgot the provincial taxes!

6.05% on the first $36,848 of taxable income, +
9.15% on the next $36,850, +
11.16% on the amount over $73,698
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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