Here's something every class warrior on the barricades should know: There isn't a single state in the entire United States where a poor or middle income person can be assured of paying a lower percent of their income in state and local taxes than a wealthy person. That's right, comrade! According to a comprehensive study by the
Real estate taxes, on the other hand (which are progressive), were such a terrible thing that CA voters went and passed Prop. 13. Go figure.
Among the poorz, the fridge and the stove are usually the property of the landlord.
Exactly! Who knows how many endangered wildlife have been voting without our knowing about it? All those librul states are too blind to see the problem.
<i>With Romney back in the news as he mulls another tilt at the windmills in 2016, it&rsquo;s only proper that we lash him to this issue like Ahab to the White Whale.</i>
Or like Mitt&#039;s dog to the roof of his car.
But are they really poor if they have a refrigerator and a microwave?
A new twist on the term &quot;taker.&quot;
<i>That&#039;s</i> what is wrong with this analysis! it doesn&#039;t take into account the expenses of secretly influencing politicians, staffing your own 24/7 propaganda network with shills, funding think tanks, starting all those non-profit social-welfare concerns, buying all those right-wing screedbooks just to make them appear on best-seller lists, not to mention the huge expenses involved with keeping Peggy Noonan just the right level of drunk / sober to keep writing all that high-minded job-creator editorial nonsense!
The wealthy have waaay more skin in the game!
Unfortunately, it&#039;s the goddam sales tax, which, in addition to being implicitly regressive, is a big piece of the revenue for counties and municipalities.
That would be the &quot;numbers&quot;.