With YET ANOTHER debt Crisis loomin in a couple of weeks, here’s the real pr5oblem in a nutshell.
Federal Taxes Set Record in FY 2015; $21,833 Per Worker; Feds Still Run $438.9B Deficit
The Federal Government fot the year has has record tax collection, the likes of which have NEVER been seen in US history BUT yet they are STILL RUNNING A DEFICIT!!
They are still spending more than they take in, though they have never taken more money EVER!
That is the problem in a nutshell.
But don’t talk to the politicians, especially not Democrats about cuts because they will go nuclear about throwing grandma off a cliff, kids starving, rich people are greedy, etc etc ad nauseum.
And the RINOs have no balls. So This will continue.
That’s the problem.
(CNSNews.com) – The federal government took in a record of approximately $3,248,723,000,000 in taxes in fiscal 2015 (which ended on Sept. 30), according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today.
That equaled approximately $21,833 for every person in the country who had either a full-time or part-time job in September.
It is also up about $212,927,100,000 in constant 2015 dollars from the $3,035,795,900,000 in revenue (in 2015 dollars) that the Treasury raked in during fiscal 2014.
Even as the Treasury was hauling in a record $3,248,723,000,000 in tax revenues in fiscal 2015, the federal government was spending $3,687,622,000,000. So, the federal government ran a deficit of $438,899,000,000 for the fiscal year.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, total seasonally adjusted employment in the United States in September (including both full and part-time workers) was 148,800,000. That means that the federal tax haul for fiscal 2015 equaled about $21,832.82 for every person in the United States with a job.
In 2012, President Barack Obama struck a deal with Republicans in Congress to enact legislation that increased taxes. That included increasing the top income tax rate from 35 percent to 39.6 percent, increasing the top tax rate on dividends and capital gains from 15 percent to 20 percent, and phasing out personal exemptions and deductions starting at an annual income level of $250,000.
An additional 3.8 percent tax on dividends, interest, capital gains and royalties–that was embedded in the Obamacare law–also took effect in 2013.
The largest share of fiscal 2015’s record-setting tax haul came from the individual income tax. That yielded the Treasury $1,540,802,000,000. Payroll taxes for “social insurance and retirement receipts” took in another $1,065,277,000,000. The corporate income tax brought in $343,797,000,000. (By Terence P. Jeffrey )
But yet, the drug addicts in Washington not only want more, they want to blame you for being greedy if you demand they cut back.
That’s the problem in a nutshell.
And the nuts are in charge of the squirrels…