You’ll love the reaction from these people when they find out how much the richest 1% pay in taxes

The Wonderful World of Stu loves to poke holes in progressive talking points, and they took on that whole new level with this ‘man on the street’ interview about the evil 1% and how much they actually pay in income tax.

WARNING: There is a good chance you will laugh until you cry as you watch your fellow Americans grossly underestimate the actual tax burden on those pesky one percenters.

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    Why is stu so effeminate?

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Davenport

    If the left had their way it would be 200% so they can take the money out of their bank accounts as well.

  • Anonymous

    Ask nough people his question and you’ll see clearly how Americans are indoctrinated already.

  • BlueMN

    35%? Considering they own 40% of the wealth in this country, I’d say they’re getting a free ride at the bottom 99%’s expense. Especially when you take into account they can most afford to pay more. What a bunch of moochers. Thanks, Beck! That was eye opening.

  • Weejus

    You mean “earned” don’t you? and “Afford to pay more” is a euphemism for socialism, where government steals their property and calls it “legal” because it’s “social justice” – which is a rant for another day.

  • Krimsen King

    hey glenn… I’ll pay you $9 million dollars to admit to your audience that money has an inherently corrupting influence on all of our politicians. No? How bout $15 million? Whatever freedomworks is giving you, I’ll double it. Just admit that the massive amounts of money in our electoral system NECESSARILY corrupt ALL of our politicians, regardless of political party or ideology.

  • Anonymous

    He is not effeminate, you idiot!

  • Deckard426

    After they pay their taxes, the one-percenters have the Fed print up a trainload of cash to reimburse themselves. Yeah, it’s really tough being rich.

  • BlueMN

    I think autocorrect accidentally put “earned” where you meant “exploited the working class” and “afford to pay more” is actually a euphemism for “filthy rich.”

  • Anonymous

    Yet another one-sided view, actually a rich man’s point of view, from the Beck team. What’s the point Stu? Do you want people to think less about their shrinking income by appreciating the rich? Did Glenn ask you to get listeners to be thankful for the tax contribution from his $150,000,000 net worth? You forgot to mention that the richest 1 % own nearly 40 % of the country’s wealth. The bottom 80 % own only 15 % of the country’s wealth! The richest pay the taxes owed after loop holes at the lower capital gains rate with an effective rate of around 19 %. The growing income disparity started a steep rise during Reagan and is rising higher and faster today. Regardless of your attempt at a comical presentation of the numbers by making people look dumb, for the past thirty years, most Americans have slipped down from the middle class as they watched their dreams get consumed by the rich. I have no problem with people earning wealth as opposed to Wall-street style fraud, but as the majority of Americans suffer from falling out of the middle class, most may find your video insensitive and in poor taste if not insulting.

  • landofaahs

    Quit the envy ploy. It really is tacky. Besides, if your job does not pay enough, find a more profitable line of work. You’re not stupid that you can’t learn are you? I you spent more time working rather than posting you might be better off.

  • Anonymous

    Make a specific point with numbers and I’ll take you seriously. It’s not about envy. I could retire today and why is it of any concern to you how I spend my time? The average worker’s costs, if they can find a job, are rising and income is stagnating. The manufacturing base that supported them has been decimated. Wall street greed has cost main-street dearly. You do the math.

  • amercaneric

    Landree perhaps you don’t understand how the tax code works. These so called “loopholes” are actually by design of the federal governement. The easiest and most efficient way for a governmet to affect change is through taxes and tax incentives/credits aka “loopholes.” Want more people hired, tax incentive for businesses who hire more people. Want investment in “green energy” tax incentive/credit for investing in green energy. The problem comes from talking heads and career politicians demonizing legitimate businesses and individuals who use these absolutely legal tax strategies to reduce their tax burden. Any individual’s or businesses’ patriotic duty is to pay the smallest amount of taxes the legally have to. The fewer taxes they pay, the more they can spend on what they want or to build a business further.

  • Anonymous

    Your point is well taken. I was trying to make the point that the rich’s effective rate is not as high as their income bracket rate. The larger point it that manufacturing outsourced to China, software outsourced to India, automation and Wall-street fraud is making it very difficult for people to stay in the middle class.

  • Anonymous

    Exactly, make a specific point and I’ll take you seriously. Until then – regardless of your denial – it reads like it IS about envy with you. ALL about envy. Whining Americans full of excuses. So nauseating. Try living in a country where there is NO opportunity. No? Too scared? Unmotivated? Stop wasting time complaining about the rich and start spending more time learning HOW to be rich. Oh sorry, forgot… it’s no one else’s concern how you spend your time. Yawn.

  • Anonymous

    And by “exploited” you mean “opportunity to play the victim card.” And by “filthy” you mean “jealous and in denial you’re incapable of getting out of the bottom 99%” – whatever that is.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t envy the rich because I am rich. I own my house and have plenty to retire on almost fifteen years early. I own two companies that employ people. I know full well what global competition and this county’s policies are doing to the middle class. You have to be blind to not see what’s happening. Our children are less educated than the global competition, Wall street has robed our retirement funds. Our manufacturing base is decimated. Our software industry’s being bid down by India. We have mounting debt. This needs to happen: better education, cut corporate tax rate to repatriate income. Larger investment tax brakes. Incentives for repatriating manufacturing. Regulate the financial industry. Get smarter about renewable energy. If America doesn’t take our global competition seriously, foreign investors will go elsewhere. Then we’re really screwed.

  • Anonymous

    Bravo, sir.

  • Anonymous

    He really is.

    As a bisexual man, I would assume Stu is gay.

    Just sayin’

  • Anonymous

    Moreover, the “Top 1%” is not exactly the most intellectually nourishing description of the richest people in the United States.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/03/how-you-i-and-everyone-got-the-top-1-percent-all-wrong/359862/

    I truly admire your posts, sir.

  • landofaahs

    What numbers in my statement are you looking for?

  • BlueMN

    No, by “exploited” i mean “someone doing all the work and ‘the owners’ getting all the money for it,” and by “filthy” I mean “the dirty, thieving, inbred scum that make up the wealthy upper 1% crust of this society.” Glad to see you made it out of the 99% though…or are you incapable of getting out? LOL

  • landofaahs

    Please give numbers on our educated people. Though I agree, I believe that we spend more on education too. To many PC spending and not enough at the classroom level. Teachers are part of the problem also. Liberal education at it’s best or worst.
    I agree with repatriation of wealth but the left will put restrictions in order to pay off unions and those who donate to the corrupt political system. I agree the banks are crooked which is why we should have let them collapse in 08. We need some regulation but the best regulation is punishing failure. It’s sad when the SEC looks the other way because they want to eventually leave government service for a cushy job in Goldman Sucks etal. As far as renewable energy, I can live with that but in the meantime use all the energy at our disposal not just renewable and make the renewable’s compete on the level playing field. No cronyism in banks or energy either.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you.

  • Anonymous

    Here’s one of many reports on US education rankings: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/12/03/248329823/u-s-high-school-students-slide-in-math-reading-science

    I don’t care if you call education liberal or not, but it should inspire minds on creativity, math, science, arts, music, literature, etc. America must fix this because we’re about to get our butts whipped in the global market.

    I think unions were a necessary part of history, but government regulation now protects workers sufficiently. One of my companies was forced to go union and I resent paying because they harbor lazy workers and extort money. Maybe all unions aren’t like this, but my experience is negative.

    The government could not have let the banks fail because it would have caused a collapse so big people would have suffered for decades. Unfortunately, TARP was necessary. They need more regulation and less crony ratings.

    We should save fossil fuels for real necessities like plastics production and other industrial processes. Conservation and renewables should be aggressively pursued.

  • landofaahs

    Plastics can be made out of corn I believe and become biodegradable. as Far as too big to fail banks and decades of suffering, that is up for debate. It is not a fact. However, even if it were true, that is probably what was said in ’87 with the bank failures. That gave the signal that the government will bail out the big banks no matter what. The banks then continued with the stupidity of bad loans and the commissions that go with them. Why not? the government will bail us out with tax payer money. Until we demand responsibility from all we will only get irresponsibility. Count on it. But the crash will come anyway so enjoy it while you can.

  • Anonymous

    We usually see the world as we see ourselves. You hate the moocher because YOU are the moocher. You’re angry at the “1%” because you can’t accept your own failures. It boils down to either you don’t like yourself or you don’t yet know you don’t like yourself. Either one explains why you demand $15/hr for flipping burgers. I stand by my earlier post. Learn to accept your lot in life and you will be happier; your view of the world may change and who knows, you might actually break out of the whiner ninety-niners. Good luck.

  • BlueMN

    “We usually see the world as we see ourselves.” Therefore you see yourself a playing the victim card and a whiner in denial about your own failures. Interesting.

    I make a lot more than $15/hour but it’s a good idea for this country and I accept that. What I don’t accept is a people like you crying over the fact that the wealthy need to pay their share again.

  • Steve Raineault

    No matter, how is taxing the rich likely to fix our issues? We have an overly nosy government, going back to the Patriot Act in the BUsh days and the NSA under Obama. Wouldn’t it be better for all the shrink the Federal government? They basically have the super rich foot the bill. Listen, I understand why people have the “tax the rich” mentality, but I simply don’t find it helpful. Unfortunately, this country is at a dead end on fixing these sorts of debates. It would be nice if Washington decided to formulate new concepts we’ve never heard of and get them out in the open for the public to hear, but truthfully I doubt it will happen any time in the near future. Someday I hope there comes an honest politician. I’m to the point I’d prefer an honest person that I may not always agree with than the lip service we have in present times.

  • Steve Raineault

    I don’t care if you’re a rich man or a poor man, because you are one of the most free-thinking people I’ve ever seen post. I see how you take ideas without caving in to whichever school of thought they come from. Excellent!

  • Steve Raineault

    Seriously man, you should be doing editorials. You have a unified thought process that truly impressed me. I get the feeling we may not always agree on things, but you’re definitely the type of critical thinking person I’d always have a lot of trust in and respect for. Tax credits for investment, anti-Union, TARP an unfortunate necessity, renewable resources…man, I just can’t get over how you barrowed from both “sides” of the aisle and made one of the most well thought out concepts I’ve read in a long time. I truly applaud you. If you’re truly rich, use that influence to get into the writing of editorials. This country NEEDS people like you.

  • BlueMN

    Want more honest politicians? Get rid of the outside money. Get rid of corporations being “people,” overturn “Citizens United.” Get rid of lobbyists contributing to campaign funds and acting like there’s no quid pro quo going on there, especially when those politicians in turn become lobbyists after their political careers are over. Public financing of election campaigns would help too.

  • Anonymous

    Very nice of you to say. Thanks. Beck fans typically insult me for my ideas.

  • Anonymous

    Being rich depends on your perspective. I’ve traveled enough to consider myself rich compared to most standards of living, but nowhere near the 1%. I could retire and live a modest life.

  • L8rSk8r

    huh?

  • Anonymous

    Despite what media fortune-tellers have conjured up, catastrophe will not ensue if the US government is prohibited from borrowing more money

  • Anonymous

    the pay 35% of a 100% but yet they are only 1% of Americans… seems like a whole lot of money, if you ask me I’d say they are paying more than their fair share.