If you make $50,000 per year, you pay:


http://bitchypundit.com/2014/01/21/income-inequality-not-an-accident/

Average annual American individual income in 2011, $27,500
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_income_in_the_United_States

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I don't understand where your pic gets those numbers from.

It claims the defense share of your income taxes on $50K income is about $250. Yet it also claims $4000/yr for "corporate subsidies". Now, 4000 is 16 times larger than $250, so it only stands to reason that "corporate subsidies" are also 16 times larger in the federal budget, to which all these numbers must be linked.

But defense spending is about $650 billion yearly. That makes "corporate subsidies" about $10 trillion, which is about 3 times larger than the entire federal budget.

Can you explain that mathematical absurdity?

http://billmoyers.com/2013/09/24/average-american-family-pays-6k-a-year-...

http://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/corporate-welfare-feder...

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

LOL!

Let's see the Great and Mighty CCCCCONSERVATIVE LLLLLIBERTARIAN, GZ, dispute the findings of that LIBERAL BASTION, the CATO Institute.

I got my popcorn here, I'm ready for his twisting and tap-dancing act!

Your numbers are not adding up.

According to GZ "defense spending is about $650 billion yearly." And using your original metric that equals $250 on a 50k income. Yet your NEW sources state that " Corporate welfare in the federal budget costs taxpayers almost $100 billion a year." and that is the tune of "But it also means that families (households) making over $72,000 are paying more than $6,000 to the corporations."

So your numbers are not adding up. Maybe you should go to your original source and see where they got their numbers. It is my guess that the new sources are counting things as "Corporate welfare" that are factored in elsewhere even though we don't pay twice for it.

So if I'm to believe your sources. $4.80 a week is what it costs someone making $50k per year to be protected the strongest military in the world. That doesn't really outrage me at all.

MikeyA

Don't bother, Mikey. I asked a simple question that made use of math at the 6th grade level. Liberals go full autist when people call them out on their bullshit.

To date, I've never met an outspoken Liberal who actually understood economics. What they largely feel is the case is that the federal government is this big bucket of money that can slosh whatever funding is required over anything the Liberal imagines is important. Their ability to perform budgeting math is no more complicated than "it's a big bucket of money". That doesn't even require pushing numbers around (that any 6th grader can do).

At any rate, I found a mathematical absurdity in Mr Not-So-Independent's posted pic, and he refuses to either fix it, understand it, or admit it's a mathematical absurdity. I'm not even denying that there are corporate subsidies in the federal and even state and local budgets. I was ONLY pointing out the glaringly wrong number relation in the posted pic. But the pic is part of the Liberal Propaganda Machine, fueled by blogs and Facebook (what working man has time to play with Facebook?), and it can't be questioned by the Liberal faithful. Christ, this is disgusting. {spit}

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that BitchyPundit on facebook is probably not a credible source of information.

MikeyA

I think its safe to say we are borrowing this money to protect the world. When our country was a creditor nation, which was before Reaganomics, we had the means to project power around the world. Now we are broke from conservative promoted anti American trade agreements and foolish wars. The military lobby is powerful and has turned our military into a for-profit center at the expense of all Americans. Dick Cheney perfected this with Halliburton and the Iraq war. Now we see they have spent our money on militarized police forces across the nation. Our roads and bridges are falling apart but we spend our money on war, go figure!

http://futurewarstories.blogspot.com/2011/08/fws-armory-plasma-weaponry....

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

By your own source medicare gets about the same amount of money as the military. So if the military is running our economics why wouldn't they have the largest share of the budget?

You keep saying that the military is "for-profit" yet you have yet to show where the military has made a profit on anything. I've posted extensively on military budgets yet you haven't provided anything to contradict what I put forth. I can show sources, you have not.

Dick Cheney has been out of office for over 6 years. He has no power. If what you say is true then it is President Obama who is doing it. You remember him don't you? He's the guy you voted for twice.

So... if you have a problem with the military system or the economic system you certainly don't mind electing individuals who continue it as is.

MikeyA

http://billmoyers.com/2013/09/24/average-american-family-pays-6k-a-year-...

http://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/corporate-welfare-feder...

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

The only people on that list that deserve MY money are the vets, especially those that were drafted.

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