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    Taxes Explained By Beer

    Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this...

    The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing. The fifth would pay $1. The sixth would pay $3. The seventh would pay $7. The eighth would pay $12. The ninth would pay $18. The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.

    So, that's what they decided to do.

    The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve ball. Since you are all such good customers, he said, I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20. Drinks for the ten men would now cost just $80.

    The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes. So the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men ? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his fair share?

    They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody's share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer.

    So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill by a higher percentage the poorer he was, to follow the principle of the tax system they had been using, and he proceeded to work out the amounts he suggested that each should now pay.

    And so the fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% saving). The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33% saving). The seventh now paid $5 instead of $7 (28% saving). The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% saving). The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% saving). The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% saving).

    Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But, once outside the bar, the men began to compare their savings.

    I only got a dollar out of the $20 saving, declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man,but he got $10!

    Yeah, that's right, exclaimed the fifth man. I only saved a dollar too. It's unfair that he got ten times more benefit than me! That's true! shouted the seventh man. Why should he get $10 back, when I got only $2? The wealthy get all the breaks!

    Wait a minute, yelled the first four men in unison, we didn't get anything at all. This new tax system exploits the poor!

    The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

    The next night the tenth man didn't show up for drinks so the nine sat down and had their beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn't have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!

    And that, boys and girls, journalists and government ministers, is how our tax system works. The people who already pay the highest taxes will naturally get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas, where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.
    Originally Posted by nomaxim
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    'Joecool44' has, as a matter of routine, refuted most of your accusations
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    you really LIKE that story dont you!! OMG the rich will move to EUROPE!! that'll teach US!! and hey the new TAX BILL eliminates all them MIDDLE CLASS LOOPHOLES the rich are so JEALOUS about!! goes like THIS!!

    Eliminating the tax deduction for student loan interest, which can be deducted on short form filings up to $2500 per year, with more on the longer form filings.

    Eliminating the American Opportunity tax credit, which offsets some of the cost of going back to school for retraining.
    Eliminating teachers' deduction for out-of-pocket school supply costs. Currently, teachers may deduct $250 whether or not they itemize.

    Eliminating personal exemptions, which would mean a family of four would be entitled to a standard deduction increased by $12,600 while losing personal exemptions of $16,200, increasing their taxable income by $3,600.00, or $900 per person. That one was sneaky!

    Eliminating deductions for people with high healthcare costs
    Eliminating deductions for state taxes paid, effectively double-taxing people on the federal and state levels.


    congratulations to the BIG LIES they keep tellin the american people like HEY!! it's ALL ABOUT filing on a POSTCARD!! isn't THAT wht you relly WANT!?
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    Re: Taxes Explained By Beer

    Eliminate the free loaders.
    Originally Posted by nomaxim
    Sorry there ''ohein56', but it appears that 'Joecool44' does not have the position that you envision on this topic.

    'Joecool44' has, as a matter of routine, refuted most of your accusations
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    Some people have the ability to think critically, some do not. ohein obviously doesn't.

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    Originally Posted by nomaxim
    Sorry there ''ohein56', but it appears that 'Joecool44' does not have the position that you envision on this topic.

    'Joecool44' has, as a matter of routine, refuted most of your accusations
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    Some people have the ability to think critically, some do not. ohein obviously doesn't.

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    Re: Taxes Explained By Beer

    Originally Posted by nomaxim
    Sorry there ''ohein56', but it appears that 'Joecool44' does not have the position that you envision on this topic.

    'Joecool44' has, as a matter of routine, refuted most of your accusations
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    Some people have the ability to think critically, some do not. ohein obviously doesn't.

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    here's a CHART of the poverty RATE % and s you can see it's been that HIGH before so nothing new with obama!! what does THAT tell you!?

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    Re: Taxes Explained By Beer

    Originally Posted by nomaxim
    Sorry there ''ohein56', but it appears that 'Joecool44' does not have the position that you envision on this topic.

    'Joecool44' has, as a matter of routine, refuted most of your accusations
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    Some people have the ability to think critically, some do not. ohein obviously doesn't.

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    Re: Taxes Explained By Beer

    Originally Posted by nomaxim
    Sorry there ''ohein56', but it appears that 'Joecool44' does not have the position that you envision on this topic.

    'Joecool44' has, as a matter of routine, refuted most of your accusations
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    Some people have the ability to think critically, some do not. ohein obviously doesn't.

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    What baloney. Who do you think pays the most taxes? The rich guys or the guys on skid row?
    Originally Posted by nomaxim
    Sorry there ''ohein56', but it appears that 'Joecool44' does not have the position that you envision on this topic.

    'Joecool44' has, as a matter of routine, refuted most of your accusations
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    your FAV investment HID its MONEY OVERSEAS to AVOID TAXES!! trump paid NO TAXES for YRS!! grow a BRAIN joe!!

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    having a HIGH tax rate on CORPS is called KEEPIN EM HONEST!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lexx View Post
    [SIZE=5] [COLOR="#FF0000"]having a HIGH tax rate on CORPS is called KEEPIN EM HONEST!!
    No, it's called paying for the free loaders.

    Originally Posted by nomaxim
    Sorry there ''ohein56', but it appears that 'Joecool44' does not have the position that you envision on this topic.

    'Joecool44' has, as a matter of routine, refuted most of your accusations
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    Some people have the ability to think critically, some do not. ohein obviously doesn't.

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