Monday, September 24, 2012

Granny Speaks Up

Granny is too modest. She pays no federal income tax, but even in retirement she pays the state and local taxes we all pay — taxes that fund courts and roads and sanitation and law enforcement and education and fire protection and...

Granny is a participant. She's also one of the 47%. She paid in enough federal payroll taxes to get $840 in Social Security benefits each month. That represents a lot of hours for a lot of years in low-paying jobs. Disrespect Granny and it's hard for the rest of us not to take that personally. 

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