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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    Apparently you do care, or you wouldn't have bothered to post the above.
    Ms. Labrea,

    I care as to why this is of any interest, except of course, to the simple minded....

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    The house is a result of apportionment. The Oval Office is the result of the EC, not the will of the people, and republicans hold a narrow majority in the senate.
    Ms. Labrea,

    I think what you are trying to say is "Republicans control everything."

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    Quote Originally Posted by publius3 View Post
    Taxes for many are a greater expense than housing, food, clothing, car.....combined
    Only if they have a shit-ton of money so that their wealth and income vastly outstrips their expenses. What percentage of the population suffers in this way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DemoWhip View Post
    This fine gentleman deserves great KUDOS and a standing ovation for his decision to leave the Republican Party and join the Democratic Party!

    Be sure to read the following sections! It reveals his reasons for leaving the Republican Party. More Republicans should follow in his footsteps and open their arms to the Democratic Party!

    "Why I left the GOP:" -- ALSO -- "Why I'm joining the Democratic Party:"








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    44 years a Republican, 1 year an Independent, today I?m joining the Democratic Party | Politics Now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. Drone,

    I think this needs to be moved to the "And we should give a F@@k why" forum.
    I know all us "D"s look alike to you people but you mean Demo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    The house is a result of apportionment. The Oval Office is the result of the EC, not the will of the people, and republicans hold a narrow majority in the senate.
    Narrow majority? Do you see that majority getting larger or smaller in 2018?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    Only if they have a shit-ton of money so that their wealth and income vastly outstrips their expenses. What percentage of the population suffers in this way?
    Basically anybody over $75,000.

    Median household income in NJ is about 75k.
    Median home value is $300,000
    Average property tax is 2%, $6,000
    FICA = 7.65% +/- = 5,737.50 (if self employed double that)

    That's 15.65%, and they haven't paid a cent in gas tax, tolls, state income tax and federal income tax.

    You have one group where taxes are the single largest expense, this is an enormous group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by publius3 View Post
    Basically anybody over $75,000.

    Median household income in NJ is about 75k.
    Median home value is $300,000
    Average property tax is 2%, $6,000
    FICA = 7.65% +/- = 5,737.50 (if self employed double that)

    That's 15.65%, and they haven't paid a cent in gas tax, tolls, state income tax and federal income tax.
    Funny. I'm in that category but I don't think that's true of me. And I live in what is reputed to be a high tax state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    The Democrats do not want the individual to ever be able to fish for himself or herself. He might be too successful, in which case they will take those additional fish to give to someone that didn't bother to fish. As long as you keep making excuses for failure, you will continue to see more of it.
    It's all good as long as wages are kept low, right?
    That's what Republicans and Trump want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    The proof is the contents of posts by conservatives right here on PH.
    This 7 year old meme from a blogger is truer than ever.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    Funny. I'm in that category but I don't think that's true of me. And I live in what is reputed to be a high tax state.
    The percentages are legit, but the medians don't really line up. A household making $75,000 total probably isn't living in a $300,000 house, unless they've owned it since pre-bubble and it's just now valued that high, but they didn't pay that much for it. How do you raise a family of 3 or 4 on $75,000 if you buy a $300,000 house? More likely you live in a $200,000 house, possibly less. But the taxes still show up, $6-7K, so the numbers are real.

    However, the taxes still get beat by most people, because they spend more than $11,000 on health insurance and expenses. How about that shit.

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