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Freeloaders Abound!

by Simple Simon Monday, Jan. 06, 2003 at 1:32 AM

A brief look at who is paying taxes

On October 24 the Joint Economic Committee released the latest IRS data for 2000. Here’s the table:

> Top 1%: Adjusted Gross Income of more than 3,469, pays 37.42 percent of all income tax collected

> Top 5%: 8,336, pays 56.47 percent

> Top 10%: ,144, pays 67.33 percent

> Top 25%: ,225, pays 84.01 percent

> Top 50%: ,682, pays 96.09 percent

> Bottom 50%: less than ,682, pays a mere 3.91 percent

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That's the real deal Simon Bush Admirer Monday, Jan. 06, 2003 at 1:56 AM
Or thats also common sense realist Monday, Jan. 06, 2003 at 8:11 AM
what about those who are free David Arthur Johnston Monday, Jan. 06, 2003 at 3:50 PM
and for those on the bottom? Marc Tuesday, Jan. 07, 2003 at 8:48 PM
Simple Simple Simon Tuesday, Jan. 07, 2003 at 9:06 PM
nice chart realist Tuesday, Jan. 07, 2003 at 10:17 PM
Thanks B.A. Marc Tuesday, Jan. 07, 2003 at 11:10 PM
yawn fucked up math Wednesday, Jan. 08, 2003 at 8:50 AM
Math test at 3pm class math Wednesday, Jan. 08, 2003 at 9:22 AM
more math more math Wednesday, Jan. 08, 2003 at 9:34 AM
Simple Simple Simon Wednesday, Jan. 08, 2003 at 4:37 PM
thanks 'math'.... lynx-11 Friday, Jan. 10, 2003 at 5:54 AM
thanks 'more math'..... lynx-11 Friday, Jan. 10, 2003 at 6:46 AM
Simple Simple Simon Friday, Jan. 10, 2003 at 4:54 PM
pop quiz .. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003 at 12:00 AM
Simple Simple Simon Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003 at 12:11 AM
uhh Marc Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003 at 12:12 AM
Labor Marc Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003 at 12:38 AM
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Robot Slave #48 Garaj Dohr Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003 at 3:39 AM
Sorry Marc Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003 at 5:00 PM
Also, Marc Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003 at 5:10 PM
Simple Simple Simon Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003 at 5:23 PM
Yes, but Marc Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003 at 5:41 PM
Simple Simple Simon Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003 at 6:24 PM
Yes, Simon Marc Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003 at 6:34 PM
Simple Simple Simon Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003 at 7:18 PM
In some agreement Marc Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003 at 7:33 PM
Simple Simple Simon Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003 at 8:54 PM
Flat tax Marc Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003 at 9:23 PM
. lynx-11 Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003 at 12:59 AM
Simple Simple Simon Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003 at 4:42 AM
Facts according to whom? Sterling Edward Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003 at 6:27 AM
Simple Simple Simon Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003 at 9:06 PM
thanks 'Sterling Edward'..... lynx-11 Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003 at 9:42 PM
Simple Simple Simon Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003 at 11:45 PM
. lynx-11 Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003 at 5:18 AM
Simple Simple Simon Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003 at 6:27 AM
. lynx-11 Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003 at 5:13 AM
and more Marc Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003 at 4:29 PM
Simple Simple Simon Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003 at 5:17 PM
Bush Admirer is Simple Simon Bored Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003 at 5:26 PM
OneEyedMan KPC Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003 at 7:54 PM
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Simple Simple Simon Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003 at 9:28 PM
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Simple Simple Simon Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003 at 12:05 AM
Thank you Simon B.A. Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003 at 4:02 AM
. lynx-11 Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003 at 12:03 AM
we wasted baby Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003 at 12:08 AM
Simple Simple Simon Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003 at 4:24 PM
OneEyedMan KPC Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003 at 5:42 PM
Simple Simple Simon Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003 at 6:54 PM
OneEyedMan KPC Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003 at 7:12 PM
UNDERSTANDING TAX LAW Bush Admirer Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003 at 9:28 PM
.. baby Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003 at 11:23 PM
"From the boss down to the guy sweeping the floors after hours...." baby Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003 at 11:39 PM
.. baby Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003 at 11:45 PM
Simple Simple Simon Friday, Jan. 24, 2003 at 6:06 AM
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a little quiz.... lynx-11 Wednesday, Mar. 19, 2003 at 3:06 AM
He has the right Jeff Wednesday, Mar. 19, 2003 at 3:40 AM
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