Factcheck.org has an article showing how the combined tax rate citizens pay has gone down under Obama, not up.
Among other causes, this could just be because people are making less money and falling into lower brackets, but some Freepers have trouble with such details, and much scrambling ensues:
radpolis explains that taxes are complicated so liberals are lying!
You can never trust liberals to tell you the truth.Taxes may be complex, but they are always evil!
Taxes are a complicated thing and what your effective tax rate is has a lot of do with if you are sole proprietor business owner or work for a corporation, do you own a house or rent, how many kids you have, what type of deductions you have, what kind of investments and right-offs and investments you have.
Liberals don’t like to get into the nuances of the tax code and like to paint a broad brush because it serves their propaganda.
katana just knows the 'government mandated rate of confiscation' has totally gone up under Obama.
The title is highly misleading and the point the article is trying to make is completely fraudulent. "Taxes" and "Revenues" are two entirely different things and are inversely proportional. One is a government mandated rate of confiscation. That has most definitely increased under Obama. Revenue is dependent on the pool from which that confiscation is taken, that is taxable economic activity. So they are demanding more milk from a cow they are in the process of beating to death yet are surprised when the milk cans aren't filling up to the "plan".11th Commandment expects the rate drop is all wasted on the dirty, theavin' middle class.
I have a photo I took years ago in a Soviet garment factory of a big banner reading (in Russian) "THE PLAN IS LAW!". And we all know how that economic model turned out. Some things and some kinds of people simply never change.
The same FACT Check article points out the the top 1% is effective tax rate has increased under Obama.
The middle 20% has declined under Obama, which makes sense since over 50% of households do not pay federal tax.
If you read this article carefully, it support the conservative position: we are taxing wealth creators and creating a dependent class.
erm, stop worshiping your corporate overlords dude, the middle class are the job creators. Small businesses ring a bell? Stepan12 just blames the messenger and is out.
Keep in mind Factcheck is funded by the leftwing Annenberg foundation that also funded Barack Hussein Obama under a program controlled by his mentor, Bill Ayers.
My aged mother's friend seems to be the only right thinking Annenberg left.