So why are those radio and television talk show hosts spending so much time arguing that today’s wealthy are unfairly burdened? Well, it’s hard not to notice that the talk show hosts themselves tend to be among the very wealthy.
No doubt, like the rest of us, they don’t particularly enjoy paying taxes. They are happy with the tax cuts they have received lately. They would prefer if other people had to pick up the bill for Medicare, Social Security and the military — people like, say, firefighters, preschool teachers, computer support specialists, farmers, members of the clergy, mail carriers, secretaries and truck drivers.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Yes, 47% of Households Owe No Taxes. Look Closer
Some clever recent talking points from the ultra-rights about how tough it is to be rich.
Only 47% pay taxes in America? Think again.
Posted by Mpeterson