Half avoid taxes, get US help, but many not poor

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  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    Sept. 19, 2012 6:13 p.m.

    You want to finish that "We are not a Christain nation" quote, Worf, or act like that's all Obama said to spin it your way, just like your candidate Romney?

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Sept. 19, 2012 11:45 a.m.

    This from the same POTUS candidate who just last week said those Americans making $250K are Middle income.
    [Hint Mr. Romney -- $50K is middle, so there are a whole lot more "Working Poor" in America than he thinks, and he just slammed them, and they vote.]

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Sept. 19, 2012 5:54 a.m.

    Its refreshing to see some half truths emerge instead of just lies and pretend problems compounding our economy.

    Romney's information has underestimated the number of people not paying taxes because in a household you can have 4* low income families or jobless Americans. Rating of this kind by "household" really underestimates the level of poverty we have which implies an increasing level of prosperity as well. If there are 71 million "households" not paying taxes then that would equate to nearly 150 million able bodied workers looking for a job to live a better way and independent way of life.

    The new method of rating of the middle class is now based on forced communal cohabitation of parents on SSA and their children with or without income.

    The IRS and taxes are paid on individual income, not communal income like this statement implies and a popular concept in regulating welfare and poverty in Utah.

    This form of rating systems works very well for undocumented, untraceable, and unregistered illegal foreign nationals who can qualify for $200,000 tax free or more/yr "communal" welfare.

    In certain cases household and individual have different connotation for economic misinformation.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Sept. 18, 2012 9:37 p.m.

    'White House spokesman Jay Carney said that Obama "deeply believes that we're in this together."

    In it together? Who uses hundreds of millions of tax payer money for vacations?

    Who voted in leaders, which caused the inflation, leading to so many poor people dependent on government?

    "We are growing as a nation of entitlements, and whiners"? Yes, whiners who keep voting in corrupt politicians. Corrupt leaders make beggars of us.

    Hmm? Obama saying we're not a Christian nation, is an insult to our country, but its ok unless Romney said it.

  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    Sept. 18, 2012 7:58 p.m.

    Worf only believes his own facts!

  • WHAT NOW? Saint George, UT
    Sept. 18, 2012 7:06 p.m.


    Our friend from texas has not gotten over BYU's loss Saturday Evening to UTAH.

    Please forgive him for giving comments that fail to hold water.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Sept. 18, 2012 6:40 p.m.

    Did you bother reading the article? the facts presented make me have to ask how in the world could you possible think that your comment holds any water?

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Sept. 18, 2012 4:56 p.m.

    One wonders if mit is part of the 47% who pay no income taxes?

    A recent IRS report showed that 20,752 households that reported earning more than $200,000 in 2009 paid no federal income taxes. About 1,500 of those tax-free Americans were millionaires.

    A lot of people who pay no income taxes are using the loopholes and deductions designed for them, as low income, hard working families. The same deductions which mit used to pay less (percentage wise) on his taxes (that he has released) than most average Americans, as constantly defended by the far right as "legal." So why is it, that when poor, working or retired people use the legal means to reduce their tax burden, they are freeloaders?

  • Screwdriver Casa Grande, AZ
    Sept. 18, 2012 4:53 p.m.

    MAny of those people have a hard ohysically demanding job and have kids. Romney has no value for actuall back breaking work. He clumped all those people in as lazy freeloaders. Nice.

    You probably didn't build that Romney. Those Chineese girls living at your factory did.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Sept. 18, 2012 4:44 p.m.

    We are growing as a nation of beggars, and whiners. Our president is spreading envy, and jealousy rather then hard work and being responsibility.

    Many civilizations have fallen for this rhetoric. Over ninety percent of all people, past and present have lived in poverty because of the flattering words of corrupt politicians.

    Thank you Mitt for your honesty, but people may not have anything to do with it.