Tax Dodgers Play Sunset Park


This past Saturday, political satire group the Tax Dodgers played a crooked game of baseball with kids in Sunset Park, literally stealing bases from the children — the “99 percent” — while parents looked on. “We make the rules,” explained one of the Tax Dodgers. When the game wrapped up, a group of mostly Occupy Wall Street activists marched to the Sunset Park Rent Strike building where residents and activists briefly spoke to the crowd.

 

 

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  • I’m sure they’re instilling great values in these kids, who’ll have a lifetime of low ambition, victimization mentality, and demanding gov’t handouts to look forward to.

  • What about the 50% of the 99% that pay *zero* federal taxes and probably utilize most of the entitlements?

    • What a canard. While they may not pay income taxes, they pay Social Secuity tax (FICA), Medicare Taxes and State and Local sales taxes, which take a much greater bite out of their disposable income than the taxes paid by the 1%. By the way, the “entitlements”, primarily Social security and medicare go equally to the 1% and the 99% (in fact the top 40% get higher Social Security payments that the bottom 60%)

  • daveinbedstuy

    “Though households earning more than $1 million annually comprise just 0.3 percent of all taxpayers, they pay 20 percent of all federal taxes the government is projected to collect this year, according to the Tax Policy Center, a nonpartisan group that studies tax policy. ”

    • That statistic is specious. If you had one person earning a billion dollars and 100,000 people earning $25,000 each, wouldn’t you expect that 0.00001% person to pay much more than 20% of all taxes? (Remember, those 100,000 others do need to eat, pay rent, etc)

      When one is dealing with statistical outliers, everything is not so easily explained. Or, put another way, very simple statements can be exceedingly misleading.

  • daveinbedstuy

    “Though households earning more than $1 million annually comprise just 0.3 percent of all taxpayers, they pay 20 percent of all federal taxes the government is projected to collect this year, according to the Tax Policy Center, a nonpartisan group that studies tax policy. ”

  • daveinbedstuy

    It’s not a statistic that’s subject to interpretation.. it’s a fact, as compiled and produced by both the IRS and, AS STATED, the Tax Policy Center