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To: reaganaut1
Only problem is this argument is based on a complete mis-understanding of how taxes work.

Everyone pays much more in taxes then they realize. The Govt just collects it from the businesses that make the products. We pay those taxes by paying higher prices for every single good and service we purchase

Also, everyone who works pays payroll and medicare taxes. So the notion that “70%” don't pay taxes” is highly misleading at best.

14 posted on 09/25/2009 10:26:19 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The 0 regime: harmless as an enemy and treacherous as a friend.)
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To: MNJohnnie
Also, everyone who works pays payroll and medicare taxes. So the notion that “70%” don't pay taxes” is highly misleading at best.

That's not the notion, though. If you pay me $12 for every $100 you make, but I give you back $20 in services, food, and direct cash payments, are you better off for it?

18 posted on 09/25/2009 10:36:33 AM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the Sting of Truth is the Defense of the Indefensible)
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