Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Am I "a victim"?

According to data compiled by the US Internal Revenue Service, only 85 million people actually paid Federal tax last year. That’s only 27% of the population. Yes, you read that correctly. Only 1 in 4 Americans paid federal tax. That means 3 in 4 Americans are getting a free ride on the Federal government. By comparison, 49% of Americans, 147 million people, live in a household where someone received benefits from the government. This means a tremendous class of people is being created who will keep voting for more government (and that means the Democratic Party).

Being one of those 85 million people who paid and paid large, I feel as if I might be a bit of a chump.


6 comments:

WoFat said...

I pay my Federal taxes for one reason; to stay out of jail.

Race Bannon said...

We thank you for your donation.

LL said...

WoFat - I feel like a rape victim

Race - I hope that the Bannon family's donations, added to mine, keep a family of unemployed, toothless tweekers in New Jersey in foodstamps and with the best healthcare money can buy. After all, it's only fair.

Azra said...

Panama.

I don't know what their tax laws are like, but it worked for those dudes in Prison Break ;)

Race Bannon said...

...and then some. And not those embarrassing food stamps, EBT cards, good for cash at an ATM, or just turn them over to your local heroin dealer. The housing projects now have turf baseball, football, and soccer fields (they're lined for lacross too, but I'm pretty sure they don't play that there, and I don't blame them for that).

LL said...

Azra - maybe I need to turn my eyes southward...

Race - housing project sports facilities are like ponds where hunters shoot ducks...

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