From CNBC comes the report that 57% of US residents paid no income taxes in 2021.

What we have here is a country where more than half of the nation votes for a living. They vote to get largesse from the public treasury without the education or intelligence to see the cost. They also vote to punish the remaining 43% of the country through confiscatory taxation.

You will note that I did not say that they vote to make the 43% pay for it, because that 43% doesn’t pay for it. They can’t. The government took in $5.0 trillion through taxation in 2022, but spent $6.5 trillion. For every dollar collected in taxes, the government spent $1.30.

Now tell me how this is fixable. How are you going to get the 57% to vote for a decrease in payments? Hint: You aren’t.

Categories: economics


Swipe Yo EBT · May 28, 2023 at 5:28 am

I wondered what it was up to after the Mittens “Magic Underwear” 47% quote when the Grand Old Politburo threw two elections in a row.
We’ll all live the Wokanda dream soon, just read about a woman in NYC who was late for work 57 times at a high end navel gazing gym, she claimed discrimination and won $11.2 million.
Swipe Yo EBT is an actual rap song featuring good times at the grocery and party supplies, almost as lame as the Gretchen rap song from Michigan.
Hopefully the other rappers demand a turning in of the ghetto card.

Bigus Macus · May 28, 2023 at 5:29 am

Step one stop discretionary spending.

Joe Blow · May 28, 2023 at 5:34 am

And the best part?
That 57% does not count all the non-citizens soaking up all our social welfare programs, streaming across the border 10k per day!

EN2 SS · May 28, 2023 at 7:17 am

And the drumbeat of civilizations destruction continues.

Anonymous · May 28, 2023 at 7:39 am

That new Republican Speaker of the House seems like the kind of “can do” type who can get things done. Sarc.

It has to crash and burn, there is no way to fix it. It would have been a slower burn if they didn’t open the border and facilitate an invasion of locusts. The unskilled freeloaders arriving in the millions will collapse the whole thing. They are surly and demanding upon arrival, and even the communists are starting to understand the economics of it.

anonymous coward · May 28, 2023 at 1:47 pm

Sadly, let’s say you spend to much on a large purchase like a house. There is a slight prayer, that just maybe inflation will kick in, and that $400 a month house payment will be manageable in ten years. But what with inflation what it is, I don’t see that happening.

WallPhone · May 28, 2023 at 3:57 pm

Romney knew this. Doubt he would have fixed it if elected, but his mentioning it during his campaign definitely *didn’t* help him get elected.

lynn · May 28, 2023 at 4:06 pm

If one person pays taxes to live here then all should pay taxes to live here.

lynn · May 28, 2023 at 4:14 pm

Everyone should pay at least ten cents on the dollar.

Aesop · May 28, 2023 at 5:28 pm

There’s always a happy ending:
When bankruptcy hits, that number drops to 0%.
Then the culling begins in earnest.

Cheer up.

Max Wiley · May 29, 2023 at 12:56 am

Long ago when I was young and stupid and watched TV, I noted that late at night many channels switched over to paid programming. Some of this was “charities” of different flavors, showing children in terrible third world conditions and asking you to pledge a certain amount every month to “adopt” a child. They would send you pictures and progress reports of “your” child.
I note the amount held out of my paycheck adds up to almost the average income in my state. I figure there is at least one good sized family out there somewhere that I am wholly supporting, and I want my f***ing picture and progress reports.

    Aesop · May 30, 2023 at 8:03 pm


    That infomercial, with a suitable Sally Struthers stand-in celebutard host, is one I’d pay cash money to see made! The sooner, the better.

    If you just pay your taxes, Uncle Sugar can support a broken welfare family or illegal alien tribe in the manner to which they’ve become accustomed…
    Tear-jerking Liberal Feelz narration run over with visuals of BurnLootMurder riots, random chimp-outs, homeless hordes living in filth piles in American cities, people crossing the border by the thousands, and pictures of doper bums dropping a squat on public sidewalks.

    Then proud blue-collar middle-class Americans showing their refrigerator picture cards of the assortment of losers they’re supporting with their payroll deductions.

    Comedy gold!

    Laughter, ridicule, and humiliation are the most potent weapons we have short of actual bullets.

    This particular shot should be fired, and replayed as endlessly as Chris Rock’s “How Not To Get Your Ass Kicked By The Police”.
    Done right, it gets 50M hits the first week.

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