Say hello to the deeply stupid

President Barack Obama’s tax proposal – which promises to increase taxes for those families with incomes of $250,000 or more — has some Americans brainstorming ways to decrease their pay, even if it’s just by a doller.

A 63-year-old attorney based in Lafayette, La., who asked not to be named, told that she plans to cut back on her business to get her annual income under the quarter million mark should the Obama tax plan be passed by Congress and become law.

Upper-Income Taxpayers Look for Ways to Sidestep Obama Tax-Hike Plan

If it’s not obvious from the quotes above, a reporter, either ignorant or stupid, managed to find people who believe (as the repoter does) that tax brackets work over your entire income. As in, because their new mus^H^H^H totally christian leader wants to raise taxes for people who make more than $250,000 / yr they can make more money by reducing their wage to under $249,000 / yr, thus avoiding the $250k+ tax bracket.

The New Republic does a better writeup than I ever could on how stupid this is.

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  1. Posted March 4, 2009 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    I think the real scandal you’re overlooking is that the preppy elitist President Barack Obama has specifically targeted stupid people for higher taxes.

  2. Posted March 4, 2009 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    Figures that Cameron would be opposed to a “Stupid Tax”, am I right?

  3. looking4change
    Posted September 23, 2009 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

    the American people are deeply stupid.. have been for a lot of years.. here they are looking at fixing health care while trusting that job to corrupt politicians on both sides.. it simply isn’t going to happen.. Americans the deeply stupid ones have no problem wasting a Trillion dollars and counting invading non threatening weak piss ant countries and they don’t mind borrowing trillions of dollars from communist countries along with anybody who will spare them a dime.. but tell them give health care to every American and they run screaming for words like freedom.. exactly what freedoms do they think they have that Canada or France don’t have.. enlighten me.. Americans always pay more get less and tell themselves they are the greatest while their fellow citizens starve like third world citizens and while they themselves kiss up to leaders that make dictators look downright kind..

    Michael Garcia

    oh no the grammar is atrocious.. lets not focus on the substance lets attack the grammar..