Wouldn't mind redistributing this

Posted by: yoyo52

Wouldn't mind redistributing this - 10/17/08 05:22 PM

over in my direction:<br><br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Republican presidential candidate John McCain's wife, Cindy, is reporting $4.2 million in income for 2007 in newly released tax returns. Cindy McCain paid $1.1 million in taxes a tax rate of 26 percent. She reported nearly $530,000 in itemized deductions.<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>Poor lady . . . she paid so much in taxes that she had only 3.2 million to play around with. What is the world coming to!<br><br>[color:red]&#63743;</font color=red> [color:orange]&#63743;</font color=orange> [color:yellow]&#63743;</font color=yellow> [color:green]&#63743;</font color=green> [color:blue]&#63743;</font color=blue> [color:purple]&#63743;</font color=purple>
Posted by: Mike

Re: Wouldn't mind redistributing this - 10/17/08 06:09 PM

[color:blue]"She reported nearly $530,000 in itemized deductions.</font color=blue><br><br>Those deductions would do it for me! <br><br>[color:blue][/b]Hodie mihi. Cras tibi.</font color=blue>[/b]
Posted by: Geetaro

Re: Wouldn't mind redistributing this - 10/17/08 06:45 PM

more proof that certain families, monarchy types<br>are...<br><br>ah if you don't know you'll surely know (why all the free visas today from w to the '5ish' allies?)<br>Russia-Venez-China-Islam is, has been in on this and their coming to help admin x with getting rid of us freethinkers...<br><br>get your gats<br>oh and nevermind about the brainwashing from CNNFOXxeterah<br>it's already had it's effect obviously<br><br>: P<br><br>_-_-_-_------_--everyonewantsto say they don't count. Hugh?
Posted by: carp

Re: Wouldn't mind redistributing this - 10/17/08 07:00 PM

Well just goes to show that they do pay taxes - just because they have more then we do only means that they are more successful - then you or me soooo whats wrong with that ?<br><br>Plus I bet they hire tons of people to clean and maintain their properties as well - not sure if they are illegals or not ?<br><br>
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Wouldn't mind redistributing this - 10/17/08 08:09 PM

She paid ca. 26%. I paid ca. 28%. Nothing wrong with that?<br><br>[color:red]&#63743;</font color=red> [color:orange]&#63743;</font color=orange> [color:yellow]&#63743;</font color=yellow> [color:green]&#63743;</font color=green> [color:blue]&#63743;</font color=blue> [color:purple]&#63743;</font color=purple> <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by yoyo52 on 10/17/08 08:10 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Posted by: carp

Re: Wouldn't mind redistributing this - 10/17/08 08:16 PM

Well how many deductions you have ? ? Keep in mind if you employ illegal immigrants you can only deduct 600 per year + do we know if they even own any businesses ??<br><br>
Posted by: newkojak

Re: Wouldn't mind redistributing this - 10/17/08 08:31 PM

I have a new rule for the tax code. You shouldn't be able to deduct any more than twice my total taxable income. That sounds fair to me.<br><br>-- Cee Bee Double-U
Posted by: polymerase

Re: Wouldn't mind redistributing this - 10/17/08 08:37 PM

No kidding there is something wrong with her at 26%. I'm at 28% also. I increased my deductions a bit for next year but don't think I got it down to 26%. Something is seriously wrong if Global is mad that the tax increase for the people making over 250K is socialism. I will admit my taxes are going to go up under Obama. And they should. We have a national debt that will drag this ship of state under water if we do not raise taxes.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Wouldn't mind redistributing this - 10/17/08 09:18 PM

I don't mind paying taxes. I do mind when the taxes are not proportional to income. The idea of a flat tax seems to me completely ridiculous. Thought I'd throw that out there and see if there're any fish in the pond.<br><br>[color:red]&#63743;</font color=red> [color:orange]&#63743;</font color=orange> [color:yellow]&#63743;</font color=yellow> [color:green]&#63743;</font color=green> [color:blue]&#63743;</font color=blue> [color:purple]&#63743;</font color=purple>
Posted by: polymerase

Re: Wouldn't mind redistributing this - 10/17/08 09:32 PM

What drives me nuts is the flat tax fanatics who are like Joe the Plumber. The flat tax would absolutely screw them. If we got rid of the progressive tax the 40Kers would see their taxes go up big time. But flat taxers always also throw in the cut government and all services and we will all live happily ever after.<br><br>Which is nuts. The economy is in a tailspin right now because the economic engine has flamed out. It is not going to start back up anytime soon. First we have to wait for the housing debacle to stop free falling and we finally get the dead cat bounce. But I doubt the 401Ks will start right back up their climb after that until we find a new economic engine. We don't have one in our back poscket.<br><br>So how do we get one? By using taxes to invest in education and infrastructure. Biotechnology, nanotechnology, microsphere technology which can be used in batteries, solar, pollution clean up, a myriad of tasks which any one of them would be a huge chunk of future economy to get the engine going again. <br><br>I know we are going to get it started up again but a flat tax which is basically a stick your head in the sand no one needs to help me mentality will really slow the restart.<br><br>What would really be a shame is if all these technologies which are being discovered at MIT, Caltech, Harvard etc. are all snapped up by other countries. We cannot let that happen. Watching Stem Cell research go off shore was stupid enough.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: Wouldn't mind redistributing this - 10/18/08 04:51 AM

Cindy McCain is, not unlike Kerry's wife, an heiress of sorts. Her father built one of the largest beer distributorships in the country. He was the successful one. I'm not sure how much Cindy contributed to that success, but she's reaping the benefits just the same.<br><br>Look, we'd all like to be so prosperous in our lifetimes that we can set our kids up for life. But their still needs to be some balance. When she pay's 2% less in taxes than I and other kindred schleppers do, and makes 100-fold what I make (probably just off interest and dividends), something's out of whack.<br><br>
Posted by: newkojak

Re: Wouldn't mind redistributing this - 10/18/08 09:47 AM

The big difference between Cindy McCain and Theresa Heinz Kerry is that Mrs. Kerry had an accent, and opinions about stuff going on in the world that she was not afraid to share. That made her all uppity and foreign and the "mainstream media" obliged by endlessly asking, "is she a detriment to the Kerry campaign?"<br><br>Cindy McCain is the perfect picture of a Republican first lady to be. She is above all demure and does not speak out about anything that does not involve the domestic sphere of the home. She is about as much of a freewheeling feminist as Republicans can handle.<br><br>-- Cee Bee Double-U
Posted by: polymerase

Re: Wouldn't mind redistributing this - 10/18/08 09:50 AM

Correction, my effective tax rate last year was 24.09%. Still, Cindy should be more than 2 points above me.<br><br>
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Wouldn't mind redistributing this - 10/18/08 10:31 AM

<br>werd (again)<br><br><br><br> [color:white].<br></font color=white> <br>
Posted by: carp

Re: Wouldn't mind redistributing this - 10/18/08 10:31 AM

Its the deductions thats why if she had none , throw the 530 back in the pot she be close to 40%<br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: Wouldn't mind redistributing this - 10/18/08 10:39 AM

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Posted by: Celandine

Re: Wouldn't mind redistributing this - 10/18/08 10:42 AM

Poly rightly tagged her: "Cindy-Lou Who"<br><br><br><br> [color:white].<br></font color=white> <br>
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Wouldn't mind redistributing this - 10/18/08 10:50 AM

<br>The difference is just what the schleppers do...<br>Cindy-Lou You-No-Who never worked in her life.<br><br>The difference is not just How MUCH She Makes<br>as much as how much work goes into Making It.<br><br>Some folks don't have a problem with someone<br>"making a living" off other people's misery (vices) <br> --- I happen to ---<br>But the fact that she doesn't even lift an honest <br>hand in doing THAT! She just lounges at the Spa<br>(when she's not following the other puppet around)<br><br> [color:white].<br></font color=white> <br>
Posted by: carp

Re: Wouldn't mind redistributing this - 10/18/08 10:52 AM

26 - 28% is about where I am at last year I paid 21,054 in taxes , I should ask my CPA to find more deductions<br><br>
Posted by: IMinTheWind

Re: Wouldn't mind redistributing this - 10/18/08 11:20 AM

"She paid ca. 26%. I paid ca. 28%. Nothing wrong with that?"<br><br>I want all glasses to have the same amount in them, even if that amount is zero. It's only fair.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>McWhitey/C-word '08<br><br>keep the change
Posted by: Lea

Re: Wouldn't mind redistributing this - 10/18/08 11:28 AM

<br><br><br><div style="font-style:bold; font-size:80px; text-shadow: E3E3E4 6px 6px 4px; font-family: arial, verdana, sans-serif; color: red; font-weight:bold">17 Days !!</div><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:white]xx</font color=white>[color:blue]I always deserve it. Really.</font color=blue><br><br>
Posted by: eckhard

....shades of socialism? - 10/18/08 11:29 AM

<br><br>Isn't that kind of talk quite un-American? At least it was until now. Perhaps the crisis does have a silver lining after all.<br><br><br><br> <br><br>----------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br>"Woe the nation, which has no heros. ...... Blessed the one, which needs none!" (Bertold Brecht)