- April 18, 1999 at 12:00 am #10935
Why does the middle class pay more taxes than the upper class?
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User Detail :Name : Dan-M27341, Gender : M, City : Lawrence, State : KS Country : United States, August 17, 1999 at 12:00 am #35796
The middle class pay more taxes because most people fall into this category. It’s the biggest earner for the government.
User Detail :Name : Julia, Gender : F, Sexual Orientation : Straight, Race : White/Caucasian, Religion : Catholic, Age : 29, City : London, State : NA Country : United Kingdom, Occupation : Admininstrator, Education level : Technical School, March 26, 2001 at 12:00 am #26693
Your assumption that the middle class pay more taxes than the upper class is wrong. The top 5 percent (those earning more than $96,000) pay 48.8 percent of all taxes. Considering that they earn only 28 percent of the nation’s income, this doesn’t seem very fair.
User Detail :Name : Smith, Gender : M, Sexual Orientation : Straight, Race : White/Caucasian, Age : 14, City : Panam City, State : FL Country : United States, Occupation : student, Education level : Less than High School Diploma, Social class : Middle class, March 23, 2003 at 12:00 am #14066
Most politicians are in the upper class, so tax laws are made to better suit them. They can then stay rich and in charge, while the lower class can stay poorer and have less power.
User Detail :Name : Dewana, Gender : F, Race : Black/African American, Age : 21, City : Spokane, State : WA Country : United States, Occupation : Millitary, Education level : High School Diploma, Social class : Lower middle class, July 15, 2007 at 12:00 am #39578
Keep in mind the Upper Income Level Class stops paying social security tax in the U.S. after their income hits $97,500. Social Security tax is the most substantial tax of personal income at 6.2%. I believe that was the point of the original author. Those with more money and a better position in life have the power to vote in their favor. There are many ways as a self employed person to prepare your tax returns to take advantage of tax breaks. If you think otherwise you are misinformed and/or have an ignorant accountant. Big business get all the breaks. Small business has less opportunity along with the lower income masses.
User Detail :Name : PM, Gender : F, Sexual Orientation : Straight, Race : White/Caucasian, Religion : Catholic, Age : 48, City : Dearborn, State : MI Country : United States, Occupation : Financial, Education level : 2 Years of College, Social class : Middle class,
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