image By Sarah Palin

The tax man cometh… while tax cuts soon expire. This takes away the private sector’s opportunities to grow and thrive and create jobs, and it diminishes America’s work ethic.

According to the Tax Foundation, Americans worked for over three months of this year, from January 1 to April 9, before they earned enough to pay their federal, state, and local tax obligations. That’s nearly 100 days out of the year to pay government, before we start earning money for our families and small businesses!

Did you know that Americans will pay more in taxes in 2010 than we do for food, clothing, and shelter combined?

The Tax Policy Center projects that 47% of American households will pay no federal income taxes this year. Either their income doesn’t qualify, or they qualified for enough deductions and credits to have no income tax liability for the year. In fact, the bottom 40% of households on average will net money from the federal government in payments and services.

It’s time to bring sanity to our tax system and to simplify the tax code. Please send what you can to SarahPAC today and help the campaigns of good, strong, commonsense Americans who will clean up the mess that Washington has created.

America, as one people with one Constitution, deserves better.

4 comments
  1. Aw, did Sarah really write that? It figures; common sense is misspelled.

    I’d prefer to contribute my money to good, strong, common sense Americans who aren’t going to misstate the facts to further their own agendas.

    The tax cuts that are expiring are the cuts Bush implemented for Americans whose individual yearly income was in excess of $200,000 (250k for married couples). Where were you when that happened? Where were you when that created a trillion dollar deficit?

    You should read THIS before you continue on this vein of discussion.

    1. @Falana, Actually, no its not, but thanks for the comment. And yes she did write this.

      Thanks for regurgitating the Obama talking point on taxes, as we can already see he’s not going to be able to keep his promise.

  2. Taxes and tax policy really didn’t change a whole lot this year. It’s pretty much in line with what it has been in the past few years. Actually, I paid about the same in Federal income taxes this year with a higher salary. All other deductions were about equal. Go figure.

    I’m not sure what Palin is saying about ‘sanity’ with regard to taxes (FWIW: This data and position does not originate from Palin but is making the rounds in the political echo chamber). Things like the earned income credit date back to Nixon and were extended by Reagan. Perhaps it’s useful to investigate more broadly for a better overall assessment. Falana’s URL reference does provide decent context for the figures. Note that Federal income taxes are only part of the picture. There are also payroll, state and local taxes. There is data that suggests that the total share of taxes paid by income groups are reasonably close to their total share of income (I saw 2008 figures here: http://www.ctj.org/pdf/taxday2009.pdf).

    Humor side: The Daily Show had a skit on this subject last night:
    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-april-13-2010/that-s-tariffic

    Aside for Shane: My ‘handle’ is anonymous but the email address I’ve provided is real.

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