The bottom 45% of income earners pay exactly 0 federal income tax. Zero. Zilch. And for our illegal friends, nada.
That kind of pisses me off.
Here we have the Demagogue-in-Chief going around telling everybody that the rich don’t pay their fair share and they are successful on the backs of the poor.
Except this is a bald-faced lie.
The top 5% of income earners pay 59% of all federal income taxes. Look at this from the National Taxpayers Union:
So, what the hell is Obama talking about?
I have no idea.
Either he actually believes that the top 5% should pay MORE than 59% of income taxes, in which case he is at at best a full-on socialist. Or he knows that the top income earners are already getting soaked, but claims they’re not paying their fair share, which makes him a liar.
So the leftists promise people a bunch of stuff. Programs, food stamps, housing, cash for clunkers, and on and on. Then, they heap the income taxes on top earners, while removing low income workers from the tax roles. Just ask those top income earners, or look at practically any type of personal tax prep software and you will see. The bottom line is that top earners are paying a huge amount.
Guess what else?
Nearly 50% of the people vote and have no stake in the game.
Maybe people would be less likely to want government programs if they actually had to pay for them?
Do you think people who pay nothing in income tax should be allowed to vote?