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How 'poor' is 'rich enough' to justify increased taxation?

I have a good job, I make $15 a hour and work 40 hours a week.
My weekly take home after taxes used to be ~496 dollars. This year its ~484 a week
Thats a 12 dollar decrease each week, or almost 600 dollars less a year.
My total take home is about $23,000 dollars a year

What is the justification for my taxes going up? Am I rich and didn't know it? Does that 12 dollars help the government more than it helps me survive? Was it even cost effective for them to change everything just to screw me out of 12 more dollars every week? Why not go after a fraction of a percent of any billionaire CEO and take a few million every week, why MY 12 dollars?

Oh, and last year when I submitted my taxes, they told me I was short $1.30 and had to pay up. i mailed them a check, it literally cost them more to receive and cash it than it was worth, but they did cash it.

how can they afford to pinch pockets like this, its juts stupid and horribly inefficient.

I hope that 12 dollars helps someone, but more likely it'll be used to help kill someone in a third world country. =|

god bless merika!

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Small newspaper in my area

Small newspaper in my area today reported that local politicians passed the budget... supposedly the budget was increased, while at the same time it was a fraction of a percent lower than last year and they raised taxes 3 cents. Then proceeded to report 0.#### per 100 as the property tax. Obviously, to those who see right through it all, they stated it in this way so that the average peasant taxpayer does not realize they were hit with a 10% increase in their property tax... while the politicians increase the budget & decreased it at the same time.

How did they take your 12 bucks a week? They probably wouldn't even know if you asked them directly.


Cyril's picture

The answer fits in one word.

I feel you.

"What is the justification for my taxes going up?"

The answer fits in one word:


A little elaborated thru a quote:

"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings.

The inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery."

(By Churchill, who did say some truths once in a while)

I won't share here by how much my own taxes have raised per pay check, but I swear that's not pretty either. Although, as always, I'm EVEN MORE disgusted by the fact the same is happening to yours, nobody can be surprised. Not any longer. The 19th/20th centuries are way behind us now. It only takes memory and curiosity. Indeed, that's how these leeches** always win: smooth talking, free-of-charge promises to all, lip service, first, then the masses vote them in office, and after that, it's too late - in the end, everybody gets hurt, more or less visibly - except the very riches.


Well, now you know you can ask Chris Rock to forward your warm sign of gratefulness to his boss and daddy - a.k.a., namely:

King ObaMARX.

** another leech:


"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

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Epic username dude

In that case my name is Shackleford, Rusty Shackleford

The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe. - Andrew Jackson