I saw this morning's New York Post and it raised in me a great interest! "Successful New Yorkers" will pay 57% tax under Obama, says the front page of the paper! (Their alleged "front page" online says something different than on newsstands; in that universe, only New York's "risk takers" will pay 57% tax.) Well, I am a highly successful New Yorker! I am concerned! What does this mean for me?
Oh my God, a handy graph. I am also a filing-as-single worker without my own health insurance! Gasp!
And yet, these figures so little resemble my tax bill. If you're making $80,000 a year, and the feds are getting 16 grand, YOU ARE DOING YOUR TAXES WRONG. Your home office is NOT BIG ENOUGH, for starters.
But what if you are a white person who likes to wear sweaters around his neck?
Okay so, if you are making $1.5 million a year, as their "rich people graph" shows, and you are paying half a million in federal taxes alone, then it is time for you to start a foundation to churn out some of that cash and also to fire your tax attorney. NO ONE who makes $1.5 pays out half a mil to the feds. This is what we call "lies."
Here is the extra-hilarious part:
The [healthcare] legislation is especially onerous for business owners, in part because it penalizes employers with a payroll bigger than $400,000 some 8 percent of wages if they don't offer health care.
Ha, yes, HOW ONEROUS that they should pay a small 8% tax, because they refuse to care for their workers and want them to clog our emergency rooms and you know, die. I'm sorry, perhaps I was French in a number of my past lives, but this is absurd.