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Monday, March 10, 2008

A one question quiz.

Before you read this please note that I am not necessarily a Bush nor Clinton devotee.
Both have done some great and not so great things.
I am however pro-Truth.
If this is NOT the truth, please let me know and I will take it off asap.

Here is an interesting question for taxpayers I received from a friend of mine who is an ex IRS employee.

Were taxes higher (for the little people) under Bill Clinton 1999 or George Bush 2008?

Think about it and scroll down a bit for the answer.

All those so fervently wishing for "change" might want to review their priorities….
After watching a focus group of democrats that watched the democratic debate the other day in Vegas, I needed to comment. For the most part, all of them bashed Bush over and over again on how he is out for his millionaire friends and the big oil companies and he has totally forgotten or disregarded the little guy. So being an ex-IRS employee, I decided to look back on the tax tables to see if there is any truth to what they said and the media keeps stating as fact, “Bush is only out for the rich in this country. Based on using the actual tax tables (see link below), here are some examples on what the taxes were/are on various amounts of income for both singles and married couples… so let’s see if the Bush tax cuts only helped the rich.
Taxes under Clinton 1999 .............. under Bush 2008
Single making 30K - tax $8,400 ...... ..... tax $4.500
Single making 50K - tax 14,000........... tax $12,5000
Single making 75K - tax 23,250........... tax $18,750
Married making 60K - tax 16,800........... tax $9,000
Married making 75K - tax 21,000 ...... ..... tax $18,750
Married making 125 K tax $38,750 ........... tax $31,250

If you want to know just how effective the mainstream media is, it is amazing how many people that fall into the categories above think Bush is hurting them and Bill Clinton was the greatest President ever. If any democrat is elected, all of them say they will repeal the Bush tax cuts and a good portion of the people that fall into the categories above can’t wait for it to happen. This is like the movie the Sting with Paul Newman, you scam somebody out of some money and they don’t even know what happened. Now this is effective (maybe not honest) marketing or maybe a better description might be brain washing.


Groovy Mom said...

Didn't even have to think a nano second. I knew the answer to that one. Of course, I'm a silly pro-Bush "idiot".

Aunt Jo said...

I really don't care what people say about Bush. I like him.

Saur♥Kraut said...

I don't like ANY of them, to be entirely truthful.

As for taxes being lower, you are undoubtedly correct. BUT... we also need to consider other factors. Is the cost of living higher or lower? Are we happier as a nation?

I am completely disenchanted with the political process and intensely dislike ALL the current crop of candidates.

Aunt Jo said...

I am berry cornfused about this year's election. All of them seem fake to me. I guess that is the status quo for politicians though. What was I thinking??

Jamie Dawn said...

Bush made his share of mistakes, but his tax cuts were not one of them. I disagreed with Bush on the immigration bill and his allowing Congress to spend like drunken sailors. He should have used his veto pen when it was a Republican majority. That may have saved us from the hitonious Democratic run Congress we have now. Both parties suck in recent years. I am eager for a Ronald Reagan to emerge who will boldly proclaim conservative principles, but for now all we have are two mega liberals and a semi-liberal-semi-conservative in the running for prez.

Emma Sometimes said...

I'm like Jaime Dawn, I want to ship them all to Greenland and start over.

Emma Sometimes said...

Oh, and I'm like Jamie Dawn, too.