The many ways you pay taxes

From sales to estate taxes, Americans fund local, state and federal governments in a myriad of ways.

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Jan 14, 2014 8:20AM
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THE GOVERNMENT'S NEW SYMBOL IS THAT OF A CONDOM,
because it more accurately reflects
the government's political stance....

A condom allows for inflation,
halts production,
destroys the next generation,
protects a bunch of dicks,
and gives you a sense of security
while you're actually being screwed !


Damn, it just doesn't get
more accurate than that !
Jan 13, 2014 9:31PM
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♫ If you drive a car, I'll tax the street,
   If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat.
   If you get too cold I'll tax the heat,
   If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet. ♫
Jan 14, 2014 8:28AM
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                                            George Will on President Obama
  America has had some great presidents, many mediocre ones and a few bad ones. But we’ve never had one like Barack Obama. He’s the first who thinks the job is beneath him. He’s the first who turns political give-and-take into a crisis by refusing to negotiate with Congress. He’s the first who thinks the way to more power is to inflict pain on ordinary people. The move to barricade the World War II memorial reveals the mentality of a tin-pot dictator. The limited government shutdown did not need to affect the memorial because it is open 24 hours, without gates and often without guards. But to turn public opinion in his favor, Obama’s goons trucked in barricades to keep out World War II vets and other visitors. By one estimate, the barricades and workers cost $100,000. The same punish-the-people attitude led to shutdowns of other parks and historic sites that get no federal funding. “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting,” a Park Service ranger told The Washington Times. The ranger cited the order to close the parking lot at George Washington’s home in Mount Vernon so visitors couldn’t use it. The cheap trick captured the contrast between a revered president and the current one. I’ve been saying for a while that there is no bottom to Obama. He’s not just ruthless. He’s without scruples and honor. Now the shutdown has ended, it will bring only a temporary respite from the crisis atmosphere in Washington. When it comes to his countrymen, Obama always chooses conflict over cooperation. Meanwhile, Jimmy Carter can rest easy. We have a new worst president.By George Will.....
Jan 14, 2014 6:23AM
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There are 20+ new taxes embedded in the absolutely embarrassing failure known as obamacare...but just wait until it further implodes and WE THE TAX PAYERS have to bail out yet another industry, the insurance industry.  obama FOOLISHLY promised them that they would be fine and that the young folks would sign up for exorbitantly high priced plans, and now we will pay indirectly for this through taxes.  
Jan 14, 2014 8:35AM
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Japan - some interesting facts:

For first to sixth primary year Japanese students must learn ethics in
                    dealing with people.

Even though one of the richest people in the world, the Japanese do not have servants.The parents are responsible for the house and children.

The Japanese focus on maintaining their own culture.  Therefore . . . ..
                      * No political leader or a prime minister from an Islamic nation has visited Japan - not the Ayatollah of Iran, the King of Saudi Arabia or even a Saudi Prince!!
                      * Japan is a country keeping Islam at bay by putting strict restrictions on Islam and ALL Muslims.

Japan is the only nation that does not give citizenship to Muslims.       In Japan permanent residency is not given  to Muslims.        There is a strong ban on the propagation of Islam in Japan.

If a Japanese woman marries a Muslim, she is considered an outcast  forever.

According to Mr. Kumiko Yagi, Professor of Arab/Islamic Studies at Tokyo           University of Foreign  Studies, " There is a mind frame in Japan that Islam is a           very narrow minded religion and one should stay away from it."
                      The Japanese might have lost the war, but they are in charge of their own country.

Jan 13, 2014 9:07PM
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I am just waiting for the democrats to pass a breathing tax.  It is the only thing they haven't taxed yet.
Jan 13, 2014 9:32PM
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How about the fine (tax) for not buying Obamacare insurance?
Jan 13, 2014 8:57PM
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Those are just the beginning. ObamaCare has ushered in at least twenty new taxes and with the demowits in charge there will only be more. They can't ever seem to get enough of everybody else's money to buy votes and do favors for their campaign contributors.
Jan 14, 2014 8:29AM
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Fifty-year old manure spreader. Not sure of brand. Said to have been produced in Kenya.
Used for a few years in Indonesia before being smuggled into the US via Hawaii.

Of questionable pedigree. Does not appear to have ever been worked hard. Apparently, it was pampered by various owners over the years. It doesn't work very often, but when it does it can sling sh-t for amazing distances. I really don't want it hanging around getting in the way. I would prefer a foreign buyer to relocate the manure spreader out of the country. I would be willing to trade it for a nicely framed copy of the United States Constitution.

Location: Currently being stored in a big white house in Washington , D.C.
Jan 14, 2014 8:19AM
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WHAT ABOUT THIS "TAX"???????!!!!!!!

NOW THAT OBAMA HAS PROVEN HIMSELF TO BE A LIAR SINCE WAY BACK WHEN!!!

I FEAR THAT THE REAL DANGER IS NEVER FINDING OUT HOW MANY LIES HE HAS REALLY TOLD!!!!!!!!!


 "The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, 'the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."
   ~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006


"PERIOD"
Jan 14, 2014 12:24AM
Jan 13, 2014 9:13PM
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Tax? Or a more specific term democrat funding.
Jan 14, 2014 8:21AM
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AMERICA - - -  YOU REALLY ARE AN IGNORANT LOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?

BECOMING MORE OF A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY EVERY DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LED BY LIARS, AND JUDASES.  CORRALED BY THE LYING MEDIA.

LIKE SHEEP HEADED FOR SLAUGHTER!!!!!


Jan 13, 2014 11:29PM
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What about Fees, just another term for taxes. Who loves to tax us? **** Democrats that's who. So if your one one the idiots who voted for a scumbag Democrat then wake up.

 

Jan 14, 2014 10:27AM
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We have come full circle right back where we started from before the revolutionary war except this time it's our very own gov doing the dirty deed. This nation has been taxed ruled and regulated into absolute oblivion and as long as we sit back and take it they will keep right on taking until there is finally nothing left TO take. We are almost there now.
Jan 13, 2014 8:26PM
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yea, well what about all the hidden taxes like

Medicare premium , Medicare prescription drug penalties for making "too much money" or assessments and levy's that we don't call taxes but are,,


Jan 14, 2014 8:55AM
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Taxes on wages (in any form – flat or progressive) are the greatest evil of our American Republic. When government is free to steal from you, there are no limits to waste and abuse in government. If a person chooses to work extra hours or two jobs in order to better provide for themselves or their family, they should not be penalized, but that is what happens. The more you make by working harder and longer, the more money is stolen from you, and given to those who spend their lives living off the hard work of others.

The revenue the government needs to provide legitimate constitutional services should be obtained primarily from a national sales tax instead of a tax on wages. All would pay based on consumption, the more you spend the more you pay. The more luxury you surround yourself with, the more you pay. Your choice. A national sales tax system would capture money spent by criminals and by illegal aliens who currently pay near zero in taxes. There would of course need to be exemptions: Cars (already have a federal excise tax) Primary Residence/Rental Properties (vacation homes would be subject to tax/rental profit would be taxed) Fresh Food (Preprocessed foods and prepared meals would be taxed – only fresh/fresh frozen/canned goods would be exempt) Insurance Premiums, Health Care & Certified Education.

Adding another layer of tax to a business would not be fair. Businesses would need to be compensated by keeping a portion of the tax to cover the expense of collection and reporting. A percentage of .20 to .05 would be fair.

Jan 14, 2014 11:02AM
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Democrats this, republicans that, tit for tat, wa wa wa! Get off of that BS sheople! They are BOTH driving a wooden stake through our hearts! When are you numbskulls ever gonna figure that out!?!
Jan 14, 2014 8:27AM
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YUU KNOW - - LOOKING AT WHAT IS HAPPENING - I'M BEGINNING TO BELIEVE OUR BELOVED PRESIDENT IS A SECRET AGENT FOR AL YOU KNOW WHO!!!!!!!!!

GIVING NUKES TO IRAN!!!!!    DESERTING OUR ALLIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST????!!!

PROMISING A DEMOCRATIC UTOPIA - WHILE HOLDING FAST TO MARXIST IDEAS !!!!!

LOOKS TO ME LIKE THE POPULOUS IS CUTTING IT'S OWN THROAT!!!!!

Jan 14, 2014 1:20AM
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All with the best REPRESENTATION money can buy RIGHT DEM'S!
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