If you include indirect taxes and social security systems, 70%.
That’s why I don’t live in Austia.
Hspder will probably chime in and tell you that 70% is a very healthy rate, and you should just see the big picture instead of worrying about your own little existence.
Ha ha…yea…then he’ll launch into a tirade about how great Bill Clinton was. And how we are actually under taxed…Oh I can’t wait.
Live in your own little worlds all you want and put any words you want in my mouth… I really don’t care. I’ve explained my position many times before, and you continue to completely distort it – so I won’t bore you with it any more, don’t worry. To quote your most favorite Book, it’s like throwing pearls to pigs.
After all, what matters is that I pay under 15% of my average $500k a year income in taxes. And yes, with “taxes” I’m including SS, Health Insurance, Sales Tax, Property Tax and all that stuff. Your dear Mr. Bush has made such things possible for poor little guys like me… and because he’s such an incompetent fool, I don’t feel compelled to pay more than I owe or write checks to pay off public debt, like I did when Clinton was president. In fact, I must thank Bush personally for allowing me to take advantage of every single deduction I can find without a guilty conscience. He’s really such a nice man for that.
So, clearly, I have no reason to complain – I shall just laugh all the way to the bank about your little existence… and revel in the fact that you are the first victims of your own mental retardation.
And yes, Zeb, I am being a condescending prick. Yes, on purpose. I also took your bait on purpose, by the way. You deserve nothing less, my friend.
Thank you for the drivel, you didn’t let us down.
You even mentioned Clinton…