Class warfare: Who pays their fair share of taxes?
October 14th, 2011
07:37 AM ET
7 years ago

Class warfare: Who pays their fair share of taxes?

New York (CNNMoney) - Both Republican presidential candidates and President Obama think many Americans aren't paying their fair share of income tax.

They just have very different ideas of who should be paying more.


Filed under: • President Obama • Republicans • Taxes
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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I am really getting angry with every republican spewing Fox talking points. Everyone pays some form of federal taxes.

    October 14, 2011 07:52 am at 7:52 am |
  2. Bob

    I must question how much homework Cain and his staff did on the 999 plan? None of them saw the Quentin Tarrantino WWII film "Inglorious Ba.......s"? They should have called it something else.

    October 14, 2011 08:31 am at 8:31 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Conservative collective is talking out of both sides of its' mouth again. They are steadfastly against ever raising taxes, especially raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans. But, yet they want to raise taxes on the poor. Well, which is it? Are they for or against ever raising taxes.

    October 14, 2011 08:39 am at 8:39 am |
  4. Greg in Arkansas

    One point that is overlooked by the media is the FACT that anyone that rents instead of owning a home IS paying property tax......the landlord mearly collects the tax as part of the rent and forwards it to the state....and....he gets to deduct the property tax on his tax return...........not the enough of this crap about poor people not paying ANY taxes..........

    October 14, 2011 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  5. diridi

    Don't hate it, tell three people to vote direct Dem. Ticket, and Obama in 2012, tell these three to tell three immediately...o.k, GOP is for Rich, Corporations, and Health Insurance Thugs...o.k, Not for you main line America, not for you...wake up...revolt...It will ship jobs overseas. Show me a single one piece that is Made in USA. You don't....god bless the manufacturing in USA. Blue jeans, can't America make? T'shirt cant it make....

    October 14, 2011 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  6. Ed

    I am really getting angry with every democrat spewing MSNBC talking points. Everyone does NOT pay some form of federal income tax. And, it's federal income tax that is the subject of the day. Get your facts straight fool.

    October 14, 2011 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  7. PA_outof work

    Here’s the Tax needed to ensure everyone pays their fair share:
    If you are a registered Democrat, vote Democratic or donate any money to a Democrat, you pay an additional 15% tax on all income, capital gains, money you take in.
    This will get the 47% that pay no taxes to have some skin in the game and share the sacrifice. This will get Warren Buffett, Teresa Heinz, GE, etc… and the other bleeding heart liberals to pay their far share.

    October 14, 2011 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  8. diridi

    I mean, you tell to three, and tell them to works...

    October 14, 2011 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  9. JustMe

    Well the majority of Americans agree with President Obama and think the "job creators" (GOP words not mine), ie, the rich should pay more.

    October 14, 2011 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  10. WiredweirdinSF

    Did anyone in the Occupy Wall Street protests (otherwise known as the the Flea Party) take note of the gala party at the White House currently occupied by the most corrupt, inept, incompetent, union toady president this country has ever had? We know Obozo gets a free pass from the liberal media, does he get the same from these protesters who can't get jobs because they can't pass a drug tests? It is strange how people who work and pay taxes are condemned by the democrat liberals and demeaned and called names by their leaders like Nancy Pelosi, yet the Flea Party is praised by them, as they take over private property, don't work, don't pay taxes, don't clean up after themselves and draw their government "bennies." Pretty disgusting isn't it?

    October 14, 2011 09:26 am at 9:26 am |