*Insert Fat Bastard quote here*
|Income Tax (1000$) 2010/2012 prorated||All returns||Under $15,000 ||$15,000 under $30,000||$30,000 under $50,000||$50,000 under $100,000||$100,000 under $200,000||$200,000 under $250,000||$250,000 or more|
|Number of returns||84 465 993||5 267 685||14 212 513||18 573 591||28 258 918||13 894 638||1 531 659||2 726 990|
|Amount||944 505 236||1 555 686||14 083 478||47 521 656||167 305 536||225 145 390||57 751 853||431 141 638|
|2012 amount prorated||1 146 000 000||1 887 566||17 087 958||57 659 625||202 997 439||273 176 481||70 072 267||523 118 664|
|Sum up $$ from low->high||1 887 566||18 975 524||76 635 149||279 632 588||552 809 070||622 881 337||1 146 000 001|
|Sum up of % returns low->high||0,00||6,24||23,06||45,05||78,51||94,96||96,77||100,00|
|Needs to be paid total:||1 287 000 000|
|Actually paid per return:||$358||$1 202||$3 104||$7 183||$19 661||$45 749||$191 830|
|Needs to be paid per return:||$15 237|
So explain this to me... When I served in the USN I paid into the education program which was matched by all of us - the tax payers. this money was then used by me later to pay of school. Many of my conservative friends have said this is NOT an entitlement program, but an earned benefit - and thanks for the service. ( Honestly, I have even heard it called an entitlement plan but don't get me started).
You're Welcome. It was not the best time of my life.
So explain to me how people paying into Social Security should consider it an entitlement program when they have paid into it and are now drawing money from it. Why is this an entitlement program and the other is not. I will also point out that ANY raiding of Social Security, medicaid and medicare for purposes other than what they were intended for should be considered fraud and criminal. Explain to me why that's wrong.
They should not be counted as part of the Federal Budget. They are and should be independent of the federal budget. The money is intended for the purpose they were slated for and NOTHING else. If the defense budgets could be taken off the table and not figured into the budget figures why are these left in. They are supposed to be funded through the independent collection and the money assigned to their specific use ONLY. They are not a part of the general budget.
So in FL the Lottery and Lotto were allowed to be established under the proposition that the money was to go to education funds. The fund has been raided over and over again and now we find ourselves unable to fully fund the education system. This is fraud. It should be illegal. It should be looked into and stopped. These issues are about honesty and integrity in the system. Don't howl over how we cannot spend money when we raid these fund s to spend them on things other than what they were intended for. What rubbish.
Vote unscrupulous thugs out of office. Keep electing thugs and you will keep getting thugs.