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(Talking Points Memo)   GOP's desire to tax the '47%' would be so effective, it would put up to 9.2 million people below the poverty line   (tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 18
    More: Scary, GOP, poverty line, Tim Kaine, child tax credit, House Majority Leader, CBPP, Earned Income Tax Credit, Tax Policy Center  
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2012-09-21 04:29:59 PM  
3 votes:
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2012-09-21 10:13:57 AM  
3 votes:
Danged layabouts, trying to trick Romney into creating more of them so that they vote for Obama.
2012-09-21 07:19:45 PM  
2 votes:

SevenizGud: They just don't report their income from their drug-running and theft.


Neither does Mitt Romney.
2012-09-21 01:20:56 PM  
2 votes:
THAT'S A FEATURE NOT A BUG
2012-09-21 01:12:24 PM  
2 votes:

Elandriel: Huh, I'm already below the line detailed in TFA at $29,662/yr with 2 kids. Awesome.

Farkers, I have a conundrum. How will I be able to pull myself up by the bootstraps when I can't afford boots?


Ask your parents for a loan.
2012-09-21 10:31:36 AM  
2 votes:

sweetmelissa31: Cythraul: If they get their way, looks like I'm going to have to look for a second job just so I can pay the extra taxes. Oh well, life sucks.

See, they are getting you to work harder!


Isn't that great? It's so uniquely American
2012-09-21 10:20:48 AM  
2 votes:

Cythraul: If they get their way, looks like I'm going to have to look for a second job just so I can pay the extra taxes. Oh well, life sucks.


See, they are getting you to work harder!
2012-09-21 11:21:17 PM  
1 votes:
I see, the more poor people we have, the more we need to give to the rich, so that more "trickles down." It's a three phase plan for Republicans:

Step 1: trash the economy so most people are poor
Step 2: give more of what's left to the rich
Step 3: escape to their private islands in the South Pacific before someone builds a domestic pitchfork and torch factory
2012-09-21 04:54:13 PM  
1 votes:

Mikey1969: Elandriel: Huh, I'm already below the line detailed in TFA at $29,662/yr with 2 kids. Awesome.

Farkers, I have a conundrum. How will I be able to pull myself up by the bootstraps when I can't afford boots?

I have boots, but I only had enough money for strapless ones...


my boots have extra straps just for the sole purpose of not lending them to you

/heehee
//"sole"
2012-09-21 04:17:51 PM  
1 votes:
Most of these people own a refrigerator so they're not really poor.
2012-09-21 04:14:53 PM  
1 votes:

Vlad_the_Inaner: Weaver95: poor people not paying any taxes - OMG! OH MY F*CKING GOD! THIS IS THE END OF EVERYTHING!
rich corporations not paying any taxes - hey, we can't tax corporations, that would be communism! you aren't a commie, are you? no taxes on corporations!

*sigh*

look, if the GOP wants to go this route, then lets tax people who actually HAVE money. that includes corporations.

Geesh, if you're going to satirize on them, include the 'no double taxation!' malarkey "It gets taxed when our shareholders are taxed" They already have a schtick for that.


it just boggles the mind to see/hear GOP pundits scream bloody murder about poor people having any sort of tax advantage...then turn a blind eye while corporations rake in BILLIONS of dollars and pay no taxes on any of it. how do you do that and not explode your head off your shoulders?
2012-09-21 04:14:01 PM  
1 votes:
Taxing the 47% puts millions more people on the government dole. Therefore taxes are bad and Sheldon Adelson should get a tax break. Mitt Romney is automatically president and all libs are immediately sentenced to life in the dilithium mines of Rura Penthe.
2012-09-21 01:27:16 PM  
1 votes:
Oh cry me a river. A bunch of them already live in free government housing.

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2012-09-21 11:57:38 AM  
1 votes:
Huh, I'm already below the line detailed in TFA at $29,662/yr with 2 kids. Awesome.

Farkers, I have a conundrum. How will I be able to pull myself up by the bootstraps when I can't afford boots?
2012-09-21 11:02:04 AM  
1 votes:

vpb:

Yes, but they can become car jackers and muggers and that will create jobs by increasing the demand for guns.


... and I would assume also cars. So, Mitt does have a plan to save our auto industry.
2012-09-21 10:54:27 AM  
1 votes:
So, taxing the poor puts more people onto government programs? BRILLIANT.
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-09-21 10:40:21 AM  
1 votes:

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Mangoose: But what would it do for the other 290 million people?

Well, if you put those 9.2 million people back under the poverty line, they'll have absolutely no money to spend on anything, which means they fall off the grid as consumers. Their lack of consumer activity will severely impact businesses of all types, leading to decreased revenues. the reduced business activity will lead to more job losses, which will put more people in danger of poverty, thus beginning the cycle again.

So, to sum up: If you put 9.2 million more people into poverty and remove their ability to earn net income, the other 290 million folks will be farked as well.


Yes, but they can become car jackers and muggers and that will create jobs by increasing the demand for guns.
2012-09-21 10:06:40 AM  
1 votes:
If they get their way, looks like I'm going to have to look for a second job just so I can pay the extra taxes. Oh well, life sucks.
 
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