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This Information Will Make Repubs Happy

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After a conversation with one more Repub complaining about his taxes and how much he pays for welfare recipients to eat lobster and live in mansions, I decided to do a little math.

If you make $74,000 per year and file married joint in 2015 you’re in a 15% tax bracket. If you own a home and have a mortgage you probably have a deduction of about $12,000-$18,000 per year for interest and taxes on your home. After various other deductions and using a marginal tax rate calculation you were probably liable for about $6000.00 in taxes. Hold that thought.

The military budget for 2015 is about $600 billion. There are about 125 million taxpayers in the US.

Now the math. The numbers above mean that the military budget alone costs each taxpayer about $5000. ($600b/$125m) In the scenario above you pay $6000 in taxes of which $5000 goes to the military.

So, if you make $74,000 per year and have a family in 2015 then 84% of all your taxes are going to the military. Only 16% of your “hard earned tax money” is going to other things like welfare, roads, bridges, salaries, and food stamps. That 16 % of your taxes works out to only 1.3 percent of what you actually earn going for all those things, and the rest goes to being the biggest and most badass killing machine the world has ever known.

Rest easy Repubs. All is right with the world, at least from your perspective. All you need is a little math.


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