More than three months of your hard-earned wages are going straight to your tax bill this year.
Americans will spend an average of 29% of their income on federal, state and local taxes in 2012, the Tax Foundation announced Monday. That’s more than the average family spends on food, clothing and housing combined, the organization said.
And it means that most Americans are going to need to work 107 days just to be able to earn enough money to pay their taxes.
“Tax Freedom Day,” as the Tax Foundation calls the date that the average American is finally free of its tax burdens, arrives on April 17 this year, coincidentally the same day taxes are due . That’s four days later than last year.
Reminder though, 47% of Americans are paying no income taxes anyways (yes I know the liberal attack this by saying everyone pays “taxes” so the fact that they don’t pay “income taxes” is ok with them because it doesn’t fit their class warfare otherwise).
Thus all this tax burden falls on the other 53%.
Those paying making $112,000 or more paid 70% of all taxes in 2009. Hardly the $250,000 “rich”.
Now that’s “fair” . 🙂
The Wonders of Government Run Health Care
The United States Postal Service (USPS) is currently working towards delivering a private health insurance plan to its employees and wants to opt out of the Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan (FEHBP.)
“If provided the authority to do so, we believe that we can provide our employees and retirees with the same or better health coverage for significantly less cost, ” said Postmaster General and CEO Patrick Donahoe during his testimony to the House Oversight Committee.
“In response to this fiscal crisis, the US Postal Service recently presented its five year business plan to profitability…the centerpiece of this plan involves shifting USPS employees and their retirees from the Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan (FEHBP) to a new USPS run health plan.”
Donahoe claimed a private health plan for the USPS will result in annual savings of approximately $7 billion and will function like any other health insurance plan in the private sector.
‘Health Care expert’ Walton Francis (Center for Public Program Evaluation):“A lot of those people are elderly—don’t want any change. They’re going to be faced with massive change,” he added.
“There are tens of thousands of 80-year-old widows, postal service widows … The premium cost for one of those widows to join [Medicare] parts A and B right now under current law in the Social Security Act is over $8,000 a year – that’s what it would cost to mandate that that widow leave the postal plan she’s now in and sign up for [Medicare] A and B,” said Francis.(CNS)
But Mandating that everyone MUST buy health care or else is ok. 🙂
The Liberal meme lives!
Swimming with the Fishes
US President Barack Obama on Monday challenged the “unelected” Supreme Court not to take the “extraordinary” and “unprecedented” step of overturning his landmark health reform law.
Has he never heard of the confirmation process? Oh that’s right he likes RECESS appointments where there is no oversight of any kind. Now, that’s “unelected”.
“Ultimately, I am confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress,” Obama said.
Yeah, a 100% partisan vote and 15 month of political maneuvering and backroom deals by a The Democrats is “democratically elected” and that had nothing do with the Democrats worst electoral defeat in 70 years in 2010 and the fact that Obama has never ever had a majority of Americans in favor it even to this day.
Oh, and Mr. president, many of the laws-like about slaves and blacks and abortion and the like were “democratically” passed too. But never let the truth get in the way of a sound bite for your base and the liberal lapdog slobbering media.
But then again, we are talking about self-obsessed Liberals.
If you don’t want this person who was nominated for the Supreme Court (Elena Kagan) then you have oppose them. If you don’t oppose them, then they are “elected” by the process and that’s too bad (Bork anyone?).
Obama noted that for years, conservatives had been arguing that the “unelected” Supreme Court should not adopt an activist approach by making rather than interpreting law, and held up the health legislation as an example.
“I am pretty confident that this court will recognize that and not take that step,” Obama said during a press conference in the White House Rose Garden.
Yeah, the Conservatives have been complaining about LIBERAL ACTIVIST Judges (like Susan Bolton and others) in the courts. Nice try.
The fact that the individual mandate is unconstitutional on it’s face matters not to politics.
So instead he goes for the touchy-feely, aren’t conservatives so “mean” throw-grandma-off-a-cliff approach:
Obama also argued there was a “human element” to the health care battle, as well as legal and political dimensions.
He said that without the law, passed after a fierce battle with Republicans in 2010, several million children would not have health care, and millions more adults with pre-existing conditions would also be deprived of treatment.
Do it for the Children! The Elderly! The Sick!
Don’t be “mean”, “heartless” etc.
Where’s my barf bag….
Opponents of the health care law argue that the government has overreached its powers by requiring all Americans to purchase health insurance.
But supporters say that the government is within its rights to regulate the health industry as it has the power to oversee commerce across state borders.
Only problem there is, in the arguments before the court the Obama Administration went nowhere near the commerce argument. They expressly stayed away from it!
“I think it’s important… to remind people that this is not an abstract argument,” Obama said.
“The law that’s already in place has already given 2.5 million young people health care that wouldn’t otherwise have it.
“There are tens of thousands of adults with preexisting conditions who have health care right now because of this law.” (yahoo)
The fact that you’d be giving government can control anything dictator-wanna be’s the power to decided not only life and death but exactly what the government can mandate that you do to control your life in general is not an issue.
If they can mandate you buy health insurance what’s next?
Obesity affects Health Care, so we need to mandate what you can and cannot eat so as to “prevent” and/or “cure” obesity for the good of all.
That car you’re driving is a gas guzzling nightmare, you must replace it with a Chevy Volt. 🙂
You can’t say that on the internet, that’s “insensitive”.
If the government can mandate you must buy a service and if you don’t have the IRS fine you, what can’t they do?
But I’m just a “mean”, “nasty”, “insensitive” lout who wants to take the candy from babies, kick grandma out on the street and throw her off a cliff after all!
Who needs personal liberty and personal responsibility when you have the government to tell you want you can and can’t do, can and can’t say, and how to live your life the politically correct way.
Big Brother Cares about you. Rejoice and bask in the glow of righteousness Citizen.
“I am very disappointed by our President,” Rep. Lamar Smith told FOX News Radio. “That comes very close to trying to intimidate the Supreme Court of the United States and I’m not sure that’s appropriate,” he added.
But it is the Chicago Way! 🙂
Oh, and Vote For Me, The Supreme Court is fully of Radical Right Wing Nutjobs! 🙂