Thursday, April 08, 2010


So, after a year or so of telling us thay're "taxed enough already," wingnuts are now going to start complaing that taxes are too low?

Apparently. Here are Drudge and Fox Nation right now:

Yes, taxes have been lowered too much for Drudge and Fox! Here's the AP story that explains the horrible low-tax nightmare we're enduring:

Nearly half of US households escape fed income tax
Recession, new tax credits have nearly half of US households paying no federal income tax

Tax Day is a dreaded deadline for millions, but for nearly half of U.S. households it's simply somebody else's problem.

About 47 percent will pay no federal income taxes at all for 2009. Either their incomes were too low, or they qualified for enough credits, deductions and exemptions to eliminate their liability....

In recent years, credits for low- and middle-income families have grown so much that a family of four making as much as $50,000 will owe no federal income tax for 2009, as long as there are two children younger than 17, according to a separate analysis by the consulting firm Deloitte Tax.

Tax cuts enacted in the past decade have been generous to wealthy taxpayers, too, making them a target for President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress. Less noticed were tax cuts for low- and middle-income families, which were expanded when Obama signed the massive economic recovery package last year....

The number of households that don't pay federal income taxes increased substantially in 2008, when the poor economy reduced incomes and Congress cut taxes in an attempt to help recovery....

Last year, Obama signed the economic recovery law that expanded some tax credits and created others....

So Obama, and a Democratic Congress working with George W. Bush before Obama, passed all these tax cuts. Which, to people who hate taxes, is apparently a bad thing.

I know, I know -- this isn't really about ingratitude and whining on the part of right-wingers. This emerges from the suspicion that taxes have been cut only for ... you know ... them. Some comments from the Fox Nation discussion thread:

I believe the half that don't pay taxes are the ones working for this administration, the average American would go to jail if they don't pay their taxes!


What percentage are elected officials and federal workers?


47% of households will pay no income taxes.
I want to know what percentage of households actually get a check from the govt. ie bought votes


If they dont pay then why should we?
Obama and the Democrats (commies) have committed treason

I'm sure there's a special provision in the tax law now that permits all union workers, federal employees, ACORN members, and brown people in general to shift their tax burden to the specific gun-owning white people of their choice. It's right there in the Form 1040 instruction book, just after the energy credit carryforward -- or just before -- no, wait, I'll find it....

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