Skip to comments.I am (Not) the 47% ( I did not choose my tax bracket )
Posted on 09/28/2012 9:34:47 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
I can't take it anymore! It's time to set the record straight:
I am, officially and categorically, in the infamous 47% tax bracket. You know, the one everybody assumes are moochers, users and takers. The main factor that has not been incorporated into the argument is choice. As you cannot choose your tax bracket, I did not and cannot choose mine.
What I pay doesn't and shouldn't brand my integrity.
Both parties have liberally slathered my character as a usable calculation to their cause. Do the Democrats think that by dangling 'freebie carrots' they have my vote? Why do the Republicans write me off as a lost cause due to my eligibility for entitlement programs? It is our choices not our 'classes' (an old Soviet term) that define us.
I was gathering signatures on the petition to recall Gray Davis. Before the Tea Party emerged on the public scene, I was an attendant at the "Heads On A Stick" rallies hosted by John & Ken (local LA talk show hosts) protesting corrupt California politicians. I emerged with the Tea Party as I rallied at various representative townhalls protesting against Obama Care and standing shoulder-to- shoulder against SEIU paid thugs to keep us at distance.
I have never filed or used food stamps - I shop wisely.
I do not claim extra dependents on my tax forms for more deductions. I do not file 'earned income tax credits' where I would get a hefty check from the government come year's end. If you're not familiar with it, look it up. It will make your blood boil! I do not use the emergency room even when I've been advised to go. Amazing how I didn't need the stitches that everyone so adamantly assured me were necessary.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
And if she owns her own home, she pays property tax (as well as state and local) and sales.
If you’re not a moocher, then clearly you’re not who we’re talking about. You’re one of us.
Its not about being poor or not poor. Its not even about being dependent. Its about being dependent when you don’t have to be.
If you’re not on the dole, then you should be irritated at the numbers of people who are.
If you are on the dole through no fault of your own, you should be irritated at the fact that O’s economy has driven large numbers of people onto the dole who wouldn’t be there if he hadn’t spent the last 4 years choking the life out of this economy.
Good article, and she is correct. People should be judged by the content of their character, and not for any other reason.
If Linda B. is implying that there are no moochers among the 47%, then she is wrong.
And if Linda B. is implying that Romney said *everyone* in the 47% is a moocher, then she is wrong again.
If you want to work and better yourself you need to ask yourself which candidate would give you the best chance of doing just that. If you want to sit on your behind and watch TV all day make calls on your free cell phone we both know which candidate that is as well. What you may not know is the day of free government stuff will end one way or the other. And one way isn’t pretty. Just look at Europe. When folks leave our offices for a business trip I often say, “Write if you find work.” Most young folks have never heard the saying which was very popular during the Great Depression.
[[Its not about being poor or not poor. Its not even about being dependent. Its about being dependent when you dont have to be]]
Bingo- Those who are moiochers feel as though they are ‘victims’ and insult all those folks who truly are victims of circumstances and who truly do need help- The peopel whom Mitt was talking abotu were peopel liek that woman who when questioend why she voted for Obama said “So I can get me some of that Obama Money” and hwen questioend abotu her remark, she simply replied soemthign like “Why not, it’s free’
Those are the ‘victims’ romeny was talking about- and hte left knows this full well, but they are hell bent on putting words in romney’s mouth to make it look liek he was attackign people who truly can’t fend for themselves financially or physically
The essential question is: “Is she a NET taxpayer or not?” If she is not, then she lives off the rest of us NET taxpayers. No matter how you cut her ideology, intentions, working for this or that, if she doesn’t pay income taxes, she is not paying her fair share.
Any renter paying market rate is paying property tax as much as an owner is - I am not counting people on rent control or Section 8 or public housing.
Hmmm...I was a renter many years in NYC and never paid property tax. My building may have been rent stabilized.
Yeah! You’re right! Let’s get out our pitchforks and tumbrils and go after her. Do I need a sarcasm alert?
The 47% is about all the people who do, not about their level of income.
Should there not be editors who think about these things prior to publishing these stories?
SOME people are SO “sensitive”....they are narcissists...seeing something as applying to them
even if it does not. Get over yourself Linda. EVERYONE KNOWS exactly who Romney was talking about...if it doesn’t apply to you...quit yer bitchen...
I'm not aware of any 47% tax bracket, not yet at least.
sorry, but I pay more in property taxes than you do in rent... pennies on the dollar...
I blame Rush Limbaugh.
I am in the 53% who pay income taxes...lots and lots of income taxes. And not because I am rich, it is because I have no deductions to claim.
This whole notion about people who don’t pay federal income taxes being a drag on the economy and vote themselves freebies through the democrat party is just horse manure. You can thank Rush Limbaugh for this particular flavor of horse manure.
Income taxes were never meant to be paid by the majority of US citizens. I will paraphrase Calvin Coolidge here...
“only the very wealthy should pay income taxes and they should only pay a pittance”.
How this transformed into the Rush Limbaugh school of thought where even homeless people should fork over their 10% is beyond me. But Romney sure did latch onto the Rush Limbaugh school of thought and now he’s paying for it in the polls.
The problem is the size of the US government and the amount of money it spends. Their spending needs to be chopped down to about a tenth the size it is currently.
if she doesnt pay income taxes, she is not paying her fair share.
I’m afraid I strongly disagree.
if your landlord was paying property tax, then you were as part of your rent.
Really? Actually he didn't call them "moochers", it's worse. He said they were going to vote for Obama no matter what.
Linda B has a right to be pissed. It was a stupid thing for him to say.
I happen to be a homeowner. And no, I don’t know any renters who have to pay the property taxes directly - the risks to the property owner are too high.
But when we were renters - always market rate since we got out of student housing - I never thought “Oh heavens, we are moochers dependent on the taxpayer, not entitled to police protection or public school for the children or the parks or the libraries because we pay no property taxes.” Our rent paid the property taxes, the other costs, and a profit for the landlord. No shame there.