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2009 Tax return data graphic version 2.0

Trying this again. There is no way to explain this in a sound bite or within one slide. It’s just impossible. That said, you must take the time to look at the data and share with Democrats, liberals and those who voted for President Obama.

Be better informed. I’m not trying to hide anything. I’m providing…

  • Direct link to data source from the IRS 2009 figures. 2010 data is not available yet.
  • The formula used to calculate the percentages. Take Column N (Total Income Tax) divided by Column J (Taxable Income) for any range or combination of ranges you choose. To make this easier, I’ve included a second graphic below with a simple version of the spreadsheet.
Ask your questions in the comments.

The average federal tax rate of the top 2.8 percent is more than double (in some cases triple) the middle class, and they are paying 50.2 percent of the federal income taxes paid!
How is that not paying their fair share?

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7 Responses to "2009 Tax return data graphic version 2.0"

  1. Lynn says:

    Trying not to use profanity, why the heck did Republicans not say this?

    • stinkfoot says:

      The principle means by which their message would be delivered would be the MSM which has become increasingly brazen in showing its bias… though I get the sense that a large number from the GOP are less interested in solving anything that can be used in the next campaign.  I see the ongoing “fiscal cliff theater” as setting themselves up to say, “we really really tried” in ’14 after the federal government confiscates much needed private sector revenue to feed the insatiable appetite of a bureaucracy whose growth no one seems to have any real interest in arresting.

  2. yeah says:

    …because we have a government committed to misrepresenting the truth?

  3. JBS says:

    Thanks for putting so much time and energy into this. That’s a LOT of work just to prove that the Democrats lie on this huge, costly issue. Not just a simple lie, either. Everyone who votes or forms an opinion on the matter influences policy which drives the narrative of the Regime.
    The lie (that some don’t pay their fair share) is repeated, embellished, propagandized, hyped and paraded in front of the low/no information people of the US so much so that the Democrats themselves believe it. The media parrots it. Wash, rinse, repeat.
    Get rid of deductions and extent taxes to all earners. Only then will tax reform start to occur. Plus, curtail and rollback government spending. 
    I hope this gets national exposure.
     

  4. stinkfoot says:

    How will it get exposure when the means by which that would happen is an interested party- to put it lightly.
     
    I honestly doubt that any in Washington actually believe the BS.  My take on it all is that it’s a concerted effort to cultivate support for our own tax increases based on the premise that the rich are getting a double dose of the “deserved” punishment.  All the partisan debate- which reeks of disingenuous – is to lay the ground work for the mid term elections in ’14.  I do need to be mindful of the fact that it is the Obama’s lap-dog media that is carrying the information and my cynicism of the GOP may well be an intended result.

    • Lynn says:

      I have become as cynical as you sound. I was always a true believer in the political system and volunteered untold hours on political campaigns. ” all the partisan debate which reeks of disingenuous – is to lay the groundwork for the mid term elections in ’14”, sadly I could not agree more.  In my heart, I know that the facts and figures were given on Fox, and the voters just did not care. The voters have made Congress an elite entity that makes rules for us and not for them. They vote their pay raises and get paid for life after one year in office. They will not give up their power and positions and therefore will never cut the budget. They cannot risk losing their jobs.

  5. Dimsdale says:

    “Paying one’s fair share” is a double edged sword.   The takers are paying far less than the producers, and this demonstrates that. 
     
    Unfortunately, to a true radical liberal, the rich will never pay enough, at least until it makes them poor.   Lotsa luck getting a job from them then (assuming that they want one).

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