Orenthal wrote:exiledbuckeye wrote:Yes, those working poor [who don't pay income taxes because guys like Romney fight tooth and nail to pay them dick, yet still pay payroll taxes, etc. and end up with a higher effective tax rate than -- you guessed it -- Mitt Romney] really want to stay "victims". Because being poor in this country is AMAZING! Nevermind the hilarity of 47% of people paying "no income tax" because they don't make enough money(real % is more like 7%, but don't let that get in the way of a good story) is due to the Reagan and Bush tax cuts.
Just another attempt by the 1% in this country to shift the focus off of the fact that they are the ones who play victim more than anyone else.
Uh, since most poor get back those fed and state income taxes, sometimes in excess of what they paid (EIC), they effectively pay SS and Medicare. Then add in food stamps and other aid and well, try again.
You're right, it's terrible that these moochers aren't taking any "personal responsibility" by, you know, having a fucking job. They have zero federal tax liability because of the tax code, not because they're skirting the law.
Highly ironic for a fucking millionaire to slam the working poor for following the same tax code that he exploits the loopholes in mercilessly. Also highly ironic to call the working poor entitled moochers when the 1% are demanding tax breaks, loopholes, corporate welfare, etc.