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To: Jacobis
Actually, 2% of Americans pay 45% of the federal income taxes.

I really get tired of this kind of statistic. It means nothing if you don't also specify the percentage of income this 2% recieves. If the top 2% of Americans recieve 45% of the income (and no I'm not saying they are), where's the unfairness? If you don't give the income, the 2% figure is meaningless.

13 posted on 10/09/2004 10:46:45 PM PDT by nosofar
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To: nosofar
It doesn't matter if I make a trillion dollars a second -- forcing me to pay a greater percentage than others pay is punishing me for success. Not only that, it's also rewarding others for being less successful. It's wrong and it's evil.

To whatever extent you are deprived of the fruits of your own labor, to just that extent, you are a slave.

14 posted on 10/09/2004 11:27:02 PM PDT by Bonaparte (twisting slowly, slowly in the wind...)
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