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January 13, 2014

More than 73,000 Pennsylvanians lost their unemployment benefits on Dec....

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mikekerstetter

Jan-14-14 6:28 PM

"...Federal employees are actually more compliant in paying taxes than the U.S. population as a whole. According to the IRS, 8.2 percent of the population was delinquent on their federal taxes at the end of 2011. That’s up from 7.8 percent the year before.

The delinquency rate at the Executive Office of the President was 2.1 percent. The rates for employees of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate were 3.7 percent and 3.3 percent, respectively. Overall, the 9.8 million workers included in the data had a delinquency rate of 3.2 percent."

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gavinf56

Jan-14-14 3:08 PM

So now one individual is an entire upper class. I guess it's. Ok to "profile" when it's old white men being profiled.

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farmer

Jan-14-14 10:37 AM

gavinf56: "The Upper class hides a lot of their wealth in tax shelters & off shore accounts." - Yoxtheimer ...and the empirical evidence, aka the facts, to support your mythical claim would be??"

"Ty Warner, The billionaire creator of Beanie Babies steps before a federal judge Tuesday Jan. 14, 2014, to learn if he'll have to spend up to five years behind bars for evading taxes on $25 million in income. Warner's sentencing will also give him a chance to apologize at length for hiding his millions in Swiss bank accounts." * The Sentinel, one hr ago

Now that wasn't too hard. Oh, I forgot the part about "Defense attorneys argue for probation, pointing to Warner's unhappy childhood".

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farmer

Jan-14-14 8:28 AM

Spike2, I think you explained it well.

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spike2

Jan-14-14 8:18 AM

Which reduction in income is greater, 15% or 25%? The object is not to have equal income. The object is to be fair.I think most tend to look at the individual who makes $50,000 from a labor intensive job versus the individual who makes $14,500. The 1% or 3%, who felt a need to contribute in the past have changed. Remember J.P. Morgan, although having faults, bailed out the U.S. government with his own assets. It simply is not as easy as 3rd grade math. Cheyenne - jobs will be cut because less people are spending physical dollars. Less spending requires fewer employees to service any type of business. Need for fewer employees results in additional lay-offs or ending positions. This places additional workers on UC. It becomes a no win cycle. Their are three options, job creation, a maintenance income such as UC or a combination of both. Does anyone know how folks are counted who found some part-time work and receive partial benefits?

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Steelman

Jan-14-14 7:19 AM

The top 10 percent of taxpayers paid over 70% of the total amount collected in federal income taxes. That's up from 55% in 1986. The remaining 90% bore just under 30% of the tax burden. And 47% of all Americans pay hardly anything at all. How much do those on welfare and unemployment pay?

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Steelman

Jan-14-14 7:10 AM

Maybe we should have a math class. If Jonny has a $10 bill and he gives you 25% you would have $2.50, but is Jack has $1000 and he gives you 15% you will have how much? Who will give you more money?

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gavinf56

Jan-14-14 5:39 AM

Google "Income Mobility in the United States: New Evidence from Income Tax Data" and tell me again how upward mobility is impossible.

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gavinf56

Jan-14-14 5:08 AM

"The Upper class hides a lot of their wealth in tax shelters & off shore accounts." - Yoxtheimer

...and the empirical evidence, aka the facts, to support your mythical claim would be????

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cheyenne

Jan-13-14 10:46 PM

How about providing a few supporting details to lend credibility to your claims, Propaganda Dan. Explain how not extending UC benefits will cost the country 240,000 jobs. As is, your letter is little more than left-wing opinion.

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underwood

Jan-13-14 6:14 PM

“Phil, and until those policy changes are made, let them eat cake...”

Side, my comment had to do with calling it “emergency” compensation.

As long as we’re going to have a collectivist government, I guess we’ll have to take care of everyone until there just aren’t any resources left.

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nobud74

Jan-13-14 5:27 PM

There are more millionaires in Congress now than ever before. They have forgotten what it is like where the rest of us live. --sideliner

You are correct that our pols have forgotten what their job is supposed to be, they are only in it for themselves. The system is so screwed up. Pols vote on their own pay, they vote on bills that benefit their donors and then people vote for the pols who promise to give them the most free stuff. This nonsense is so entrenched that I hold little hope of it ever being rectified.

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Ritty77

Jan-13-14 4:27 PM

"Let's take a second to see where all those jobs the tax breaks for the rich were suppose to create?" —Rick

"...you didn't mind paying taxes for all those in the upper brackets that paid little or nothing at all."—Side

Which tax breaks? Obama raised taxes on those making over $200,000 and he raised capital gains taxes.

Yes, there are lots of loopholes, deductions, and credits for those that want to find a way to reduce their tax liability. These have existed for decades.

What has Obama done to close these avenues so that the rich pay their "fair share"?

Which of the Democrats' bills simplify the tax code so people actually pay their assigned rate?

Who is more greedy, the guy who pays hundreds of thousands in taxes and tries to keep more of his own money, or the unemployed person who demands more free taxpayer money?

The top 10% pay 70% of federal taxes, yet somehow we are "paying taxes for all those in the upper brackets that paid little or no

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sideliner

Jan-13-14 4:09 PM

Phil, and until those policy changes are made, let them eat cake...

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underwood

Jan-13-14 3:11 PM

“What slays me is all the millionaires on Capital Hill cutting food stamps for working families and now cutting emergency unemployment.”

It can hardly be considered emergency unemployment when it’s lasted this long and will continue until there are major policy changes in Washington.

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gavinf56

Jan-13-14 3:04 PM

Only 1 problem, the empirical evidence, i.e. the data, doesn't support you claim.

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sideliner

Jan-13-14 2:53 PM

"Once again hard working folks barley getting by, paying for those that want to sit back and collect. "

Steelman, you didn't mind paying taxes for all those in the upper brackets that paid little or nothing at all.

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sideliner

Jan-13-14 2:50 PM

What slays me is all the millionaires on Capital Hill cutting food stamps for working families and now cutting emergency unemployment.

There are more millionaires in Congress now than ever before. They have forgotten what it is like where the rest of us live.

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VinceKnauff

Jan-13-14 2:41 PM

"Let's take a second and review all of Obama's "job creation" policies he's introduced and how the EPA is making it easier for businesses to grow and hire more people."

Let's take a second to see where all those jobs the tax breaks for the rich were suppose to create? Time is up.

They created lots of jobs starting with Reagan and continued fairly steadily until the campaigning of Democrats in 2006 put that to a screeching halt - with the media making everyone think that the economy was about to crater even though unemp was at 5% and 300,00 jobs were being created every month. This helped elect Democrats to the majority in Congress in 2006 and the coronation of Obama in 2008. It was further slowed by the onset of Obamacare and the uncertainty that heralded with Obama picking and choosing who was exempt and who wasn't. Then pile on all the job-killing regulations (Obama promised there would be an end to coal, for example) and you see where that got us.

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nobud74

Jan-13-14 2:16 PM

Good one, Steelman! You hit it outa the park!

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Steelman

Jan-13-14 1:59 PM

There are 3 classes in American right now. The Upper Class, the Working Class, and the Stately Class. The Stately Class are those that sit back complain about the upper class for having to much, but live a life that is totally paid for by the working and upper class.

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hopeforfuture

Jan-13-14 1:38 PM

SilverFeather, you are correct, there are limits to unemployment compensation, but all you have to do is get another job for a short time and you can go back on it.-nobud74

NO the rules have changed. If you don't have consistent quarters you can not collect.

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SteelerFan

Jan-13-14 1:30 PM

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SteelerFan

Jan-13-14 1:28 PM

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rick424

Jan-13-14 1:24 PM

"Let's take a second and review all of Obama's "job creation" policies he's introduced and how the EPA is making it easier for businesses to grow and hire more people."

Let's take a second to see where all those jobs the tax breaks for the rich were suppose to create? Time is up.

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