U.S. 'tax freedom day' is 3 days later than in 2013


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  • Christopher B Ogden, UT
    April 15, 2014 9:03 p.m.


    Mitt Romney doesn't use more government resources than you or I and yet he pays thousands times more in taxes than you or I.

    Lets not be lazy and suggest Mitt Romney pay for even more of the resources you and I use.

    Only a lazy person would expect the rich to pay for the resources you and I consume

  • OneWifeOnly San Diego, CA
    April 15, 2014 3:28 p.m.

    @Brave Sir Robin,
    The 47% pay Social Security, Disability and Unemployment taxes on 100% of their income all year long.

    The 1% pay these taxes on only the first $117,000 of their earnings for SSI. Disability and Unemployment caps out at an even lower rate. So Robert Murdock's corporation, Newscorp pays an effective tax rate that is essentially zero and Robert Murdock is done paying these regressive taxes before the first work week of the year is over.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    April 15, 2014 12:58 p.m.


    Let's not forget that it's not just the "1%"...47% of working American individuals have a tax freedom day of January 1 as well.

    ALL Americans (individuals and corporations) should pay taxes, not just the Republican voter base.

  • OneWifeOnly San Diego, CA
    April 15, 2014 9:45 a.m.

    When is someone going to publish an article outlining tax freedom day for large corporations such as GE, Verizon, MetLife, Newscorp, Boeing? I believe these companies along with several dozen other S&P 500 companies experience their tax freedom day around January 1 or January 2 since their effective tax rate is essentially zero.

    I would also like an article outlining tax freedom day for the executives of large corporations and for the 1%. For some, I suspect their tax freedom day falls very early in January too.