Big tax breaks for the middle class

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Jan 21, 2014 2:13PM
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Because you make $100K a year does not make you rich.  When you have kids, house, school, and taxes, $100K is nothing.  These tax breaks are for low income people not middle class.  Middle class does not get any breaks.
Jan 21, 2014 1:52PM
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Married, making $62k/year with no kids = getting screwed.  Ridiculous

Jan 21, 2014 2:04PM
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How are these tax breaks for the middle class?  A person making less than $14k a year would NOT be in the middle class...ya knuckleheads.
Jan 21, 2014 1:39PM
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seems to me these are tax breaks for people who earn less than $30,000 which is not middle class ... middle class is $45,000 and change and I saw Nada for that bracket .... our government is a legalized scam plain and simple!!!
Jan 21, 2014 2:28PM
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I'd like to see the child credit disappear after the 2nd child. Why should tax payers subsidize others for having kids?


We should have a flat rate tax for everyone. No exceptions.

Jan 21, 2014 1:54PM
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None of this applies to me. NONE. They need to redefine "middle class" !!
Jan 21, 2014 2:14PM
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Way past time to end all income tax write-offs for everyone to include corporate America and go with a Flat Tax.  Certainly more fair and certainly would make this the responsibility of every person living in the United States.
Jan 21, 2014 2:11PM
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Married, no kids at home, no mortgage, nothing to deduct...........where's my deduction?  Oh, yeah.  My IRA that will be taxed at a hopefully "lower rate" after I retire.  Problem is I can't afford to put much in that to pay for smaller packages of food at increasing prices, down sized toilet paper, etc., etc.,  and higher medical insurance.  I'm sure they have that all figured out for me,however, so I will benefit at the right time.
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$20K per year is not middle income.  That's poverty level no matter what state you live in.
Jan 21, 2014 2:23PM
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It's downright insulting that this article referes to these tax codes as "BIG TAX BREAKS" for the middle class. Furthemore, the tax system and it's loopholes is geared toward the wealthy, plain and simple. If the IRS wants to be FAIR to all americans covert the system to a progressive "flat tax" based on income and that includes Corporate profits. No more R&D write-offs for private companies looking to get an edge in the market place. No more write-offs for entertaining clients or trips to the Carribean under the guise of business. The write-offs the average American is afforded amounts to very little when compared to what all the rich of this country write off on one business trip.

F _ _ _ ing insulting.

Jan 21, 2014 2:27PM
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Come One Come all to America !     No need to work Kuz uncle sam gone take care of us & da more little chilldrins we pop out da mo money we get .

Jan 21, 2014 3:32PM
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These aren't tax breaks they are income equalizers for the poor. This isn't middle class, it is BS
Jan 21, 2014 2:34PM
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all these 'breaks' are just absurd.  the US needs either a flat tax or to eliminate all income taxes and move to a 'use tax' system where a small % of every purchase goes to the government.  that way all citizens are taxed based solely on their consumption.  this system will effectively tax income from legal as well as illegal sources while at the same time eliminating the ridiculous and cumbersome system that is presently in place.
Jan 21, 2014 2:32PM
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Wow!  I get a $1000 tax credit for my child until they turn 17.  Then what???? They are still in high school, I am still supporting them 100% and don't forget college!  I will still be supporting them then and they can remain on my health insurance until they turn 26????  Seems to me if I am supporting them and they are on my health insurance until the age of 26 I should be allowed the $1000 tax credit as well.  Just sayin'

 

Jan 21, 2014 4:16PM
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Looks to me like the tax credits are if you have kids!  How about the working class in their 50s when their kids are gone!!  When we had kids, there were NO credits.  You had them because you wanted them, not because you got $1000 a piece or earned income credit!  Our tax system has turned into a welfare system.  I thought we had one of those??
Jan 21, 2014 3:22PM
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This should probably be titled "Tax breaks for the nearly impoverished". Not a single one of these applies to me, so I guess I will just continue to be taxed at the highest amount possible and smile while wealthy folks don't break the 15% line. There is almost no motivation to make a decent living anymore.
Jan 11, 2014 10:42AM
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These are tax breaks for the lower class, aka, People right above poverty who don't get any benefits. except for the EIC an illegals reason for filing
Jan 11, 2014 3:30PM
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More examples of how politicians can use the tax code to discriminate among individual US citizens.  The payment of services provided by the federal government should be EQUALLY distributed among ALL US citizens.  If not equality what other characteristics should the government be allowed to use to discriminate among invidual citizens age, race, sex, marital status, education, national origin, sexual orientation, ... maybe when the current group of politicians fall out of favor maybe they will pick another characteristic besides income.
Jan 21, 2014 2:27PM
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Half of these tax breaks are for the lower class. The only breaks for middle class are having brats. and some education.
Jan 21, 2014 2:32PM
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Remember, children are a choice.  If you don't like the tax system, then VOTE out the  people who made this rule on your tax forms.  Until then, stop complaining!!
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