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A Tax System Stacked Against the 99 Percent

A Tax System Stacked Against the 99 Percent
About 6 in 10 of us believe that the tax system is unfair — and they’re right: put simply, the very rich don’t pay their fair share. The richest 400 individual taxpayers, with an average income of more than $200 million, pay less than 20 percent of their income in taxes — far lower than mere millionaires, who pay about 25 percent of their income in taxes, and about the same as those earning a mere $200,000 to $500,000. And in 2009, 116 of the top 400 earners — almost a third — paid less than 15 percent of their income in taxes.

If Autocratic Regimes in Saudi Arabia, UAE, and the Gulf are Acceptable, What’s Wrong With Assad’s in Syria?

If Autocratic Regimes in Saudi Arabia, UAE, and the Gulf are Acceptable, What’s Wrong With Assad’s in Syria?

The present arrangement, however, is interesting. Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other gulf emirates, finance the insurgency in Syria. Turkey provides its territory for the Free Syrian Army to operate from, while the US, the UK and France provide the military hardware. It’s bloodletting financed by the Muslims, inflicted by the Muslims against their kin, using weapons supplied by the western powers.