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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:38 am, Sat Oct 20, 2012.

Some 46 percent of Americans have found the secret that helps them avoid paying federal tax. Ladies and gentlemen, I salute you. You have achieved the goal of every corporation, and found the Holy Grail of the Republican platform. I just wonder how you feel about that.

I have seen a few of you on TV and you do not seem that thrilled about it. You seem very reserved and dignified as you explain how the rich and powerful take advantage of their positions. You describe the antics of the most un-Christian humans the world has ever seen. You should rejoice and educate us on your brilliant achievement. In return, we will continue locking up those highly educated usurpers of justice.

But other people have quite an opinion range on this issue. Most of them waddle onto the talk show circuit, huffing and puffing about cutting taxes. You have cut yours to zero, yet you are constantly scorned by the righties and churchies as parasitic to the American way. What's up with that? I mean, you have achieved their goal. Don't you think they are being just a little hypocritical? Maybe they are unfashionably jealous. Or maybe they just think you and I are stupid and beneath them.

I want to thank you for doing what is needed — starving the real parasite of funding. You have caused them to print worthless dollar bills rather than get their own fiscal house in order. I think I will join you.

Jerry Bransom

Lodi

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7 comments:

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 6:38 pm on Wed, Oct 24, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    SPECIFIC: YOU, Mr. Baumbach, with your comment: "everyone should have to pay at least $1.00 per month income tax"

    Now I am convinced Ms. Bobin is auditioning for Saturday Night Live. Tina Fey will never have a chance to play Sarah Palin again as we can all look forward to Ms. Bobin taking over…
    Honestly Ms. Bobin…$1.00 per month is would be cruel and heartless?

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 10:04 am on Mon, Oct 22, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    "Please clarify... can you give examples and specifics "

    SPECIFIC: YOU, Mr. Baumbach, with your comment:

    "everyone should have to pay at least $1.00 per month income tax"

    Amazing that you totally missed that - must have been that sunshine outside of the Lodi Public Library again!!

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 6:44 pm on Sun, Oct 21, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Mr Heuer stated...Subsistence incomes should never be taxed. That would be cruel and heartless. But of course it would be the conservatives who advocate such an idea

    Please clarify... can you give examples and specifics

     
  • Thomas Heuer posted at 5:15 pm on Sun, Oct 21, 2012.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1423

    Subsistence incomes should never be taxed. That would be cruel and heartless. But of course it would be the conservatives who advocate such an idea.

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 12:30 pm on Sun, Oct 21, 2012.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    The $831,000,000,000 economic “stimulus” that President Obama spearheaded and signed into law requires his administration to release quarterly reports on its effects. But “the most transparent administration in the history of our country” is now four reports behind schedule and has so far not released any reports whatsoever in 2012. Its most recent quarterly report is for the quarter than ended on June 30, 2011.

    The Obama administration is now in violation of the president’s most prominent piece of legislation this side of Obamacare.
    [sleeping]

     
  • Walter Chang posted at 9:38 am on Sun, Oct 21, 2012.

    Walt Posts: 1112

    "everyone should have to pay at least $1.00 per month income tax"

    Conditions are best...

    On breezy fall days for...

    The aerosol dispersion of "Koolaid" to be most effective!

    Timing is everything.

    Enjoy.

    [beam]

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 8:12 am on Sat, Oct 20, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Letter stated...You have cut yours to zero, yet you are constantly scorned by the righties and churchies as parasitic to the American way.

    Actually, I think president Obama is the person who Mr Bransom is referring to about huffing and puffing about tax cuts and accusing Americans of being Parasitic.

    Why? Because president Obama on every campaign speech has talked
    (but on acted) about cutting meaningful taxes for 90% of Americans.
    He also constantly talks about Americans should pay their "fair share" of taxes.
    I think he is talking about all the people who pay no tax. Everyone knows that no tax is not a fair share in anyone's reality.

    Why? zero is not a share., it is an exclusion and not a share at all. Since 60 % of all Federal Income tax is paid for by the wealthy, Mr Obama must be impressed that they pay their fair share... zero is not fair.

    Since the 47 % pays no "federal income tax" , clearly Obama must be saying they are not paying their fair share....

    What is fair? Id be happy to debate. Obviously, there are a group of people who have hardships and should pay very little... but most everyone should have to pay at least $1.00 per month income tax if we are serious about "sharing" and fairness.

     

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