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Forum Post: Half of the American workforce live on $26,000 a year or less...

Posted 8 years ago on Oct. 22, 2011, 12:06 a.m. EST by MarkDuwe (127)
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The 50% need a lot of help. They probably can't afford to take a day off to protest, even though I know many who share your ideas and vision.

http://www.barefootandprogressive.com/2011/10/the-wealth-of-nations-half-the-american-work-force-living-on-26000-or-less.html

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[-] 1 points by thebeastchasingitstail (1912) 8 years ago

There's your 47% who pay no Federal Income tax, amirite?

[-] 1 points by MarkDuwe (127) 8 years ago

A single person with no dependants that makes $26,000 a year would pay: $3,475 in Federal taxes. Even if you just make $16,000 a year you would still owe $1975.

The 47% you speak of are people who are unemployed, homemakers, retired people, kids, people in jail, people in nursing homes, institutions, and some people who have a too many kids. If you can figure out how to get these people to pay more taxes let me know.

[-] 1 points by thebeastchasingitstail (1912) 8 years ago

No, I wasn't saying they should pay more or anything like that. I'm saying here is that mythical "half" the population that doesn't pay income tax because they earn so little.

[-] 1 points by MarkDuwe (127) 8 years ago

oh, cool,..right on....Great user name. I keep telling my dog that if she keeps chasing her tale I'm going take a video of her and put it on youtube so all the other dogs can laugh at her.

[-] 1 points by thebeastchasingitstail (1912) 8 years ago

lol the Soros/Koch screaming matches inspired it

[-] 1 points by MarkDuwe (127) 8 years ago

I get it. Who likes Pearl Jam,..come on,..their pretty good,..aren't they?