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    Smile Free Tax Lessons For Everyone!!!


    Let's put tax cuts in terms everyone can understand.


    Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten
    comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something
    like this:

    The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
    The fifth would pay $1.
    The sixth would pay $3.
    The seventh would pay $7.
    The eighth would pay $12.
    The ninth would pay $18.
    The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.


    So, that's what they decided to do.


    The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy
    with the arrangement, until on day, the owner threw them a curve.
    "Since you are all such good customers," he said, "I'm going to reduce
    the cost of your daily beer by $20."Drinks for the ten now cost just $80.

    The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so the
    first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But
    what about the other six men - the paying customers? How could they divide
    the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his 'fair share?'
    They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted
    that from everybody's share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would
    each end up bei ng paid to drink his beer.
    So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each
    man's bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the
    amounts each should pay.

    And so:

    The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% savings).
    The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33%savings).
    The seventh now pay $5 instead of $7 (28%savings).
    The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings).
    The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% savings).
    The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings).

    Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued
    to drink for free. But once outside the restaurant, the men began to
    compare their savings.

    "I only got a dollar out of the $20,"declared the sixth man. He pointed
    to the tenth man," but he go t $10!"

    "Yeah, that's right," exclaimed the fifth man. "I only saved a dollar,
    too. It's unfair that he got ten times more than I!"

    "That's true!!" shouted the seventh man. "Why should he get $10 back
    when I got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!"

    "Wait a minute," yelled the first four men in unison. "We didn't get
    anything at all. The system exploits the poor!"

    The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

    The next night the tenth man didn't show up for drinks, so the nine
    sat down and had beers without him. But when it came time to pay the
    bill, they discovered something important. They didn't have enough money between
    all of them for even half of the bill!

    And that, boys and girls, journalists and college professors, is how our
    tax system work s. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most
    benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being
    wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might
    start drinking overseas where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.

    David R. Kamerschen, Ph.D.
    Professor of Economics
    University of Georgia

    For those who understand, no explanation is needed. For those who do
    not understand, no explanation is possible.

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    Once Obama is elected taxes will be a thing of the past!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by klugman View Post
    Once Obama is elected taxes will be a thing of the past!!!
    Too much hype around Obama.. If he gets in a position where he could potentially take the polls he will be Though, I don't think he'll ever get that far before 08.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anabolicrhino View Post
    Let's put tax cuts in terms everyone can understand.


    Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten
    comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something
    like this:

    The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
    The fifth would pay $1.
    The sixth would pay $3.
    The seventh would pay $7.
    The eighth would pay $12.
    The ninth would pay $18.
    The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.


    So, that's what they decided to do.


    The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy
    with the arrangement, until on day, the owner threw them a curve.
    "Since you are all such good customers," he said, "I'm going to reduce
    the cost of your daily beer by $20."Drinks for the ten now cost just $80.

    The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so the
    first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But
    what about the other six men - the paying customers? How could they divide
    the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his 'fair share?'
    They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted
    that from everybody's share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would
    each end up bei ng paid to drink his beer.
    So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each
    man's bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the
    amounts each should pay.

    And so:

    The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% savings).
    The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33%savings).
    The seventh now pay $5 instead of $7 (28%savings).
    The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings).
    The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% savings).
    The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings).

    Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued
    to drink for free. But once outside the restaurant, the men began to
    compare their savings.

    "I only got a dollar out of the $20,"declared the sixth man. He pointed
    to the tenth man," but he go t $10!"

    "Yeah, that's right," exclaimed the fifth man. "I only saved a dollar,
    too. It's unfair that he got ten times more than I!"

    "That's true!!" shouted the seventh man. "Why should he get $10 back
    when I got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!"

    "Wait a minute," yelled the first four men in unison. "We didn't get
    anything at all. The system exploits the poor!"

    The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

    The next night the tenth man didn't show up for drinks, so the nine
    sat down and had beers without him. But when it came time to pay the
    bill, they discovered something important. They didn't have enough money between
    all of them for even half of the bill!

    And that, boys and girls, journalists and college professors, is how our
    tax system work s. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most
    benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being
    wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might
    start drinking overseas where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.

    David R. Kamerschen, Ph.D.
    Professor of Economics
    University of Georgia

    For those who understand, no explanation is needed. For those who do
    not understand, no explanation is possible.
    Great post, you put it in terms that anyone can understand.
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    good post.
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    Tax system has some definate flaws...What would be ways to fix it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk View Post
    Tax system has some definate flaws...What would be ways to fix it?
    I would just eliminate the federal tax system all together.

    The money collected from the private citizens is basically used to pay off the interest on our national debt(~$900,000,000,000)

    The money collected from corporations is about $400,000,000,000
    which is oddly enough the same amount as our defense budget!

    This is a great documentary on the subject, it has lots of valuable information

    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsZO6G7dfpI"]YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.[/nomedia]
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    The airwaves belong to the public. How about we charge television/radio for using them. Just something I'd heard a long time ago that seemed to make sense.

    I'm all for a flat tax. One rate for everybody. No deductions.
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    Study the Fair Tax. A radio host, Neil Bortz, is behind it. Although he is crazier than a ****house rat, he has made a very viable solution to taxes,social security and welfare.
  

  
 

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