I was wondering the same thing, hcirehttae.
I wish I had as much spare time as some people do, to respond to and insult every single person that expresses a belief that doesn't coincide with theirs. This damn job, though. Somebody's gotta pay for your stuff, I suppose...
Why don't you use quotes for him "dancing around questions", 'cause I don't see how you can say that with, “I’m making the decision for me as far as my retirement is concerned”. Another piece from Pam Sohn, with nothing but negative ASSumptions directed towards TVA with absolutely no basis. If that's what this paper is looking for...to sensationalize ordinary news...well, you got a real winner here, in Pam Sohn. Personally, I think its a real shame.
A clear and blatant all-out leftist assault on the nuclear power industry. Not only is there a common sense and likely reason for these self reported test results, but the results themselves pose no threat to safety or public health. But you get these conclusions only if you recognize them thinly laced within the majority of assumptions expressed by the author. You've outdone yourself once again TFP!!
Where are the liberals on this? A guy works his arse off for $250K and he's rich. This guy makes $25M a year and that's ok. Celebs are in the same boat.
For the record, I think its absurd that sports figures make what they make, but if they can actually find someone to pay it, more power to them. I personally think that the fans should ban all pro sports until the players and owners bring the prices of tickets and concessions back reasonable prices...and in return, reasonable salaries.
davisss13 said: Educate yourself fool.
I read the article, and this excerpt sums it up pretty well.
"According to the Tax Policy Center, provisions of the tax code that exempt subsistence levels of income from income taxes — the standard deduction, personal exemption, and dependent exemption — are the reason for about half of the tax filers who owe no income tax. Another large group of filers pays no income tax because its members are elderly and benefit from such features of the code as the non-taxation of some Social Security benefits. The tax credit for children and the earned-income tax credit, an effort to boost the pay of low-income workers, wipe out income-tax liability for other taxpayers. Those credits are “refundable,” meaning that beneficiaries can get money on top of paying no income tax. Other provisions of the code account for the rest of the 47 percent: education credits, the non-taxation of welfare payments, itemized deductions, and so on."
What's your point?
I'm "educated" enough and have been around long enough to know all of this. I never said anything about credits, deductions, etc. My point still stands. 47% pay no income taxes.
Let me see if I can "educate" you with some simple math. When you take the amount paid in and subtract the amount you get back and it equals zero or negative. That means you paid no income tax. Get it? Not just this, but a substantial amount of folks not only get all of it back, but get a hefty ransom, as well.
But, thank you for allowing me to reiterate my point.
I love it. First top 1%. Now top 10%. Next top 20%. Finally, all tax payers. All the while, the 50% non-tax paying moochers continue to stick their hand out while sitting on the couch all day watching the Kardashians.
Here come the excuses. Never once have I heard this clown say, "I got out-coached". Out-matched and out-couched...again...by one of the few teams we actually should beat. God help us against CoC...
Amazing how much money was spent yesterday, with all of the 99% barely being able to make ends meet...as depicted in Bennett's previous toon.
moon4cat: do you want to explain how bankers brought down Greece, or are you just gonna throw out the standard and typical class warfare card without any justification? I don't understand how any reasonable person cannot see what the real problem was there. But you keep telling yourself whatever you need, pal...