Friday, April 9, 2010

Dear statists - do you take any tax deductions?

April 15th is approaching.  If you're reading this from outside the U.S., that's the day when Americans pay their income taxes. 
I ask these questions online about twice a year.
I challenge people on these any time politics comes up in a conversation.
As has been widely discussed elsewhere, 47% of us, with earned income tax credits and other deductions, wind up paying no income tax at all.  The top 25% of taxpayers pay 85% of the taxes. 

If you're a Statist/Democrat, and truly believe that government is the best distributor of assets and that government makes the best choices about how our money should be spent.... you ever claim ANY income tax deductions?  Do you feel guilty about not allowing Tim Tax-Dodger Geithner to make even more of your spending decisions for you? 

Do you ever add a couple of thousand dollars to your initial involuntary contribution every April 15th, ? 

Do you ever wonder how many Democrats hire tax attorneys? 

Please....start putting your money where your mouth is.  Add a significant amount of money to your income tax return.  Write a letter to the editor, saying you've done so, and why. 

Everyone you know will think you've lost your mind. 

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