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RedditStillSucks 46 points ago +46 / -0

What really chaps my hide....

They tax me for spending my money...and then they tax the guy who took my money as "income". He then goes spend its...and it taxed again. and the guy he bought stuff from pays INCOME tax on that too......and the cycle repeats FOREVER.

I hate you government.

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 4 points ago +8 / -4

Ignoring deductions

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 -6 points ago +3 / -9

mine sits at around 11%. Not that hard to pay less.

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Formerlurker92 [S] 10 points ago +10 / -0

I wonder, If I broke down how much an item was really tax, what would it be

I'd bet 50% or more by the time it comes off a shelf and into my house

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Hobama 11 points ago +12 / -1

Probably closer to 80%. You are forgetting the tax paid by the manufacturer, raw goods supplier, transporter, all the property taxes and business taxes, employee and employer taxes.

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RedPillForceFeed 8 points ago +8 / -0

Inflation is a hidden tax.

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Newuser99 4 points ago +4 / -0

Pay in cash for as much as you can and do it peer to peer.

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Jackhererer 43 points ago +43 / -0

Just wait till they add Dick tax. Only a matter of time before they start taxing guys for having a dick.

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PeterO 33 points ago +33 / -0

I can see if now 'If you like your penis, you can keep your penis'.

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bubadmt 14 points ago +14 / -0

“No one NEEDS two testicles!”

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PatriotCirca1984 4 points ago +4 / -0

The "women" in the women's march are saying things eerily similar to this.

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Formerlurker92 [S] 12 points ago +12 / -0

Tax by the inch

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MerlynTrump 9 points ago +9 / -0

does that mean Europe will tax by the "centimetre"

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barwhack 4 points ago +4 / -0

No. Milimeter.

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MerlynTrump 2 points ago +2 / -0

kek.

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King5150 1 point ago +1 / -0

Europe gets a rebate ....what do you thing those billions we are sending them for?

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MerlynTrump 3 points ago +3 / -0

Figures.

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DonuteaterReturns 2 points ago +2 / -0

I will be broke. But I will be proud.

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ATX_for_Trump 5 points ago +5 / -0

Mine will be a Big, Beautiful tax.

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maverick202 4 points ago +4 / -0

Obama and Big mike will never make it happen. They'll need to pay double the tax.

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Bubbahax 3 points ago +3 / -0

Pay by the inch.

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DemsH8America 31 points ago +32 / -1

Don’t forget Inflation… it’s the ultimate hidden tax.

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 -20 points ago +2 / -22

Inflation isnt a tax

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barwhack 19 points ago +19 / -0

Inflation is the tax that is extracted simply for HAVING printed "money". It's extracted by printing more "money", thus diluting what you already have.

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 -15 points ago +1 / -16

It's extracted by printing more "money",

That money that is printed does not go to the government - it goes to people that sold a good to someone who got a loan.

Inflation is not a tax

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Bigger_igloo 7 points ago +7 / -0

By people that sold a good to someone is an odd way of saying the top banks who recieve fed SDRs, who then distribute said money down the chain. Aside from that, however, is fractional reserve which creates far more "money" but isnt even kept track of.

Regardless, theres a good reason they call it the hidden tax. Because the more is created from nothing the more purchasing power is taken away from what money you have. Also referred to as tax on savings.

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barwhack 6 points ago +6 / -0

You* have less money, whilst having the same amount of "money". A choice made by a government-commisioned NGO; which was not your* own choice.

Seems like a tax, brah.


* you, or I, or anyone one else not a benefactor of The Printout

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 -7 points ago +2 / -9

You (and I and everyone one else who was not handed a printout)

You dont own your own home?

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barwhack 7 points ago +7 / -0

Loans are magic paper, eh, brah?

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 -8 points ago +2 / -10

Can you please make an actual argument, or are you just too retarded to do so?

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Testamernt 11 points ago +11 / -0

Yes it is. The government is stealing from me my buying power through silently reducing the value of every dollar I hold by endlessly printing money. And since taxation is the word for government sanctioned theft, then inflation is very much a from of tax.

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 -7 points ago +2 / -9

Except that printed money does not go to the government, it goes to whoever sold a good to a person who got a loan to purchase said good

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TommyLasordasBallBag 7 points ago +7 / -0

And the item the money was used to purchase is taxed more because said item costs more. Really not hard to follow along. The more dollars that are traded for the same amount of goods = more taxes collected.

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 -6 points ago +1 / -7

Generally not because that item is generally a home and you generally dont pay taxes on capital gains from the sale of a personal residence.

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TommyLasordasBallBag 4 points ago +4 / -0

A home is but one pur.... forget it.. you bumped your head

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 -4 points ago +1 / -5

People take out very large loans on homes from banks.

It is literally that and cars that make up most of it.

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DannyCanusa 4 points ago +4 / -0

I'm saying this respectfully- You're not understanding what they're saying. There's a book titled "The Creature From Jekyll Island." Reading that book about 10 years ago changed my financial life. I'm not rich, but I don't owe anything.

With that said, with the way inflation is rising, I may lose my nest egg.

Also, one thing that I'd add to some of the other comments (not yours) is that compound interest is also a theft of wealth. Depending on your situation, it's worse for a lot of people than inflation is.

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 -2 points ago +1 / -3

"inflation is bad" isn't the same thing as saying inflation is taxation

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DannyCanusa 1 point ago +1 / -0

If you say so.

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Magaistan 6 points ago +6 / -0

40 billion to Ukraine. Who pays for it? We don’t have taxes to cover it and all other obligations. It is printed from thin air and digitally sent. Who pays for it? Anyone who holds USD, as it is less valuable due to inflation and printing of bills not tied to anything. We get paid in USD. Our spending power is less. This is a tax the gov has made us pay. Get it?

https://www.usdebtclock.org/

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 -7 points ago +1 / -8

It is printed from thin air

no, that is treasury bonds. Not printed.

The government does not print money and give it to itself.

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Magaistan 6 points ago +6 / -0

30 trillion in debt and are obliged to pay 40billion due to congress passing a bill we have no funding for. The gov doesn’t directly print the money it’s all digital bullshit. But that money effectively comes from thin air and the people who pay are the ones who use USD everyday. If you don’t see it as a stealth tax then you must not shop around to see the hyperinflation in everything.

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BidenLikesMiners 2 points ago +2 / -0

That guy is like 90% shitlib. OR 100% retarded.

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 -8 points ago +1 / -9

The printed money doesnt go to the goverment so it is not a tax

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barwhack 2 points ago +2 / -0

Except for treasury bonds.

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 -4 points ago +1 / -5

No, because that isnt printing money

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barwhack 1 point ago +1 / -0

Bonds are magic paper, eh, brah?

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 -5 points ago +1 / -6

They arent printing money, the government still needs to pay them off with money generated through taxation, not printed money

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DemsH8America 5 points ago +5 / -0

Wat….? Inflation is manufactured by government spending. Said government spending causes vasts amounts of $$ to go into circulation… more $$ = more taxes. It’s not that hard to understand… if the government is giving you $ and you buy a good (at inflated prices) they are taking a larger chunk of that in…. TAXES!

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 -10 points ago +1 / -11

Inflation is manufactured by government spending.

Nope.

Said government spending causes vasts amounts of $$ to go into circulation

Nope.

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visorak 2 points ago +3 / -1

Oh its you again. Weren't you that guy who thinks the federal reserve is evil and stealing all our money but refuses to believe the government and the fed are run by the same people?

Try actually explaining your position instead of telling everyone they are wrong.

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 -2 points ago +2 / -4

The federal reserve is evil. You are also factually incorrect about how it is ran

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visorak 2 points ago +3 / -1

Then explain it to me. Damn getting info from you is like getting blood from a stone.

I want to see you explain in detail how congress and the fed are not related in any way and not both trying to destroy us.

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Tejas_Pepe 13 points ago +14 / -1

Recently overheard while in line at a store

"Did you see where they are going to send a bunch more money to Ukraine"

"Yeah, where do they get that money?"

"I don't know?"

It was all I could do to not strangle them both.

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Cantshadowbanthemall 8 points ago +8 / -0

You have well maintained roads? Shit I live in CA, our roads are dogshit

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Formerlurker92 [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

Also dogshit, I was making a joke

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DannyCanusa 1 point ago +1 / -0

They're smooth as glass compared to Michigan.

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dr_gonzo 7 points ago +7 / -0

45% of the national income is paid in taxes. Think about that for a second. Half of our economy goes to government. How are the roads in your area? Cuz in mine, they're like 19th century wheel wagon ruts.

But you can sleep well at night knowing 3/4 of all federal spending goes to our "safety net", otherwise known as Marxist redistribution. Sure, our infrastructure is crumbling and the economy is in shambles, but at least Americans don't have to work to provide for themselves or anything radical like that.

Land of the free of the my ass. We ceased being that in 1913

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 0 points ago +3 / -3

, they're like 19th century wheel wagon ruts.

You actually only get that phenomenon of 2 ruts from cars. You just get a trench with an actual wagon, deepest in the center, because of the horses.

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RogueLeaderX 6 points ago +6 / -0

There was a time when Thomas Jefferson funded the entire Federal Government with almost entirely Tariffs. Virtually no taxes!

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DannyCanusa 2 points ago +2 / -0

Until 1913 or so, there were virtually no taxes. Not much inflation either, except for a spike during the Civil War. For all practical purposes, the dollar in 1913 was worth the same as a dollar from 1800.

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ChicomUberAlles 5 points ago +5 / -0

THEY TAX THE FUCKING AIR

carbon taxes

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Hanging_Chad 5 points ago +5 / -0

Road use tax isn't the only use tax

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Mr_Rightside 5 points ago +5 / -0

Shrimp Tax

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savagememes 5 points ago +5 / -0

" Land of the Free "

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barwhack 4 points ago +4 / -0

" Home of the Brave "

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BidenLikesMiners 2 points ago +2 / -0

lair of the blackpill

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 5 points ago +7 / -2

Alternative Minimum Tax and Generation skipping tax are the ones that truly fuck you

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MerlynTrump 3 points ago +3 / -0

even Bernie Sanders wants to get rid of AMT.

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Hydris 4 points ago +4 / -0

My favorite is Chicagos Amusement tax. An Additional 9% tax on top of normal sales tax for pretty much anything that is Entertainment. Baseball tickets, Netflix, movie tickets, etc.

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BidenLikesMiners 1 point ago +1 / -0

i willl pay beetelgeuse 10% to go away.

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CentipedeDemon 4 points ago +4 / -0

Caucasian tax is on the way in the form of reparations.

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thegeeseisleese 4 points ago +4 / -0

This meme could be a mile long and it still may not cover all the ways they tax us

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SomaMinded 4 points ago +4 / -0

While we're planning for the future we should probably add on "Mile long meme tax..."

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SomaMinded 3 points ago +3 / -0

Tobacco tax, wheel tax, carbon tax...

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MythArcana 3 points ago +3 / -0

Hey, this gave me an idea. Let's tax forests!

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Conservativechick 3 points ago +3 / -0

Sales tax, utility tax, registration tax

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SuperWhig 3 points ago +4 / -1

Excellent meme.

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Nibba 3 points ago +3 / -0

I blew three tires and had to get an alignment in one single pothole this winter. I’m so greatful my city is so fiscally responsible with the money they rob me of.

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WanderingRoland 3 points ago +3 / -0

county tax

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DarkPepe1776 2 points ago +2 / -0

Forgot Biden's gun & ammo tax

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Wheres_Varg 2 points ago +2 / -0

Tax heartbeats next!

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Quixotic 2 points ago +2 / -0

That’s not even close to all of them

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MakinBacon 2 points ago +2 / -0

hey, good public schools, thanks dept of education, common core has been such an improvement

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PunisherDad 2 points ago +2 / -0

NYC just added a “congestion surcharge” for driving downtown during the day.

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buckeyeminuteman 2 points ago +2 / -0

Hunting and fishing licenses are taxes

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katsumi27 2 points ago +2 / -0

You get taxed by paying taxes.

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DonuteaterReturns 2 points ago +2 / -0

You've actually hit the nail on the head. People don't mind high taxes when they get the benefits of them. The taxes aren't the problem, it's how they're spent.

Don't believe me? Look at Sweden or Denmark before the refugee crisis.

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behemoth887 2 points ago +2 / -0

then they take all that money and ship it overseas

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Johnny108 2 points ago +2 / -0

FFL fees.....

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socrates2 2 points ago +2 / -0

Add state to all those taxes and it double it. If you own a business add a corporate to all those taxes it so you have 3x. Then cap it with the best tax of all ....inflation.

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amopheldupsidedown 2 points ago +2 / -0

forgot bow & arrow taxes

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RBK2 2 points ago +2 / -0

You forgot carbon tax.

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