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  • drstone3 Oct 26, 2012 10:19 AM Flag

    51% of Americans pay $0 Federal taxes! but we pay for them sucking off the system. Shameful.

    SHAMEFUL.This is one major reason why the Obama National Debt is now $16.5 TRILLION.
    So Sad but oh so true! Latham Ford is in Upstate NY, near Albany.

    From Tom Selkis (Latham Ford) Facebook... True story at the dealership.....
    "I'll try to make this as short and to the point as I can.

    One of my salesmen here had a women in his office yesterday wanting to lease a brand new Focus. As he was reviewing her credit app with her he noticed she was on social security disability. He said to her, you don't look like you're disabled and unable to work. She said well I'm really not, I could work if I wanted to but I make more now than I did when I was working and got hurt.(non-disabling injury)

    She said the gov't sends her 1,500.00 a month in 1 check, she gets 700.00 a month on an EBT card (food stamps), and 800.00 a month for rent. Oh yeah and 250 minutes free on her FREE phone. That is just south of 3,500.00 a month.

    When she was working she was taking home about 330.00 per week. Do the math and then ask yourself why should she go back to work. If you multiply that by millions of people you start to realize the scope of the problem we face as a country. Once the socialist have 51% of the population in that same scenario we are finished!!!!!!!

    The question is when do we cross that threshold if we haven't already?

    She didn't lease the Focus here because the dealer down the road beat our deal by 10.00/month.

    Glad to know she is so frugal with OUR hard earned money.

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    • This a fabricated story. Thanks to the tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 many people don't pay Federal Income taxes. Personal exemptions were raised, IRA maximum deductions were increased and in some cases a catchup is allowed, 401K and 403B deductions were increased, catchup amounts were raised which all led to less people paying income taxes. However, the vast majority paid payroll taxes on all their income while the top 1% paid little or no payroll taxes and in many cases lower income tax rates than many in the middle class.

    • silverspoon_rentseeker silverspoon_rentseeker Oct 26, 2012 11:38 AM Flag

      This has always been an issue. Suddenly, with half the country getting subsidies now, it's an issue. It bugged many years ago, but apparently it must have been planned.

    • Navy SEAL Group Will Air Anti-Obama Ads During Harvey Weinstein's 'SEAL Team Six' Film

      By Elizabeth Flock
      October 25, 2012 RSS Feed Print

      A group of Republican-leaning Navy SEALs is battling with movie mogul and Democratic donor Harvey Weinstein for voters' attention Nov. 4, just two days before Election Day.

      The Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, a political action committee made up of former special operations and intelligence members, says it will air an anti-Obama ad in key swing states during the prime-time debut of Weinstein's new "Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden."

      The dramatic film, which prominently features President Obama's role in the raid that killed bin Laden, will debut on National Geographic and release on Netflix the following day.

      [RELATED: Jesse Ventura Says White House Publicity of Navy SEALs Could End Up Destroying Them]

      OPSEC's ad, called "A Bump in the Road," is narrated by the group's president Scott Taylor, who says the Obama administration didn't "tell the truth about what happened" in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya in September. That attack killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and two former Navy SEALs working as security contractors there. "And the president says it's just 'a bump in the road,'" Taylor says. "There is nothing acceptable about playing politics with national security and American lives."

      "A Bump in the Road," which is already airing in the swing states of Ohio and Virginia, echoes criticism from Mitt Romney and a number of other Republicans upset that Obama told 60 Minutes the protests in the Middle East after the attack in Libya were a "bump in the road" to democracy.

      Taylor says OPSEC decided to buy spots for the ad beyond just Ohio and Virginia after realizing Weinstein was involved in the SEAL film, and that the film was airing on National Geographic just two days before the election.

      "It's a political move and it's disappointing that National Geographic is running it," Taylor says. "In response to that we decided to sandwich the film with our ad."

      Neither National Geographic nor the Weinstein Company immediately responded to request for comment about the film.

    • Yes, but it is the republicans that keep pushing tax cuts.

      If they want to fix the 51% problem they need to be honest and say they plan to raise taxes on the middle and lower income earners.

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