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Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by Shaul, Apr 4, 2021.

  1. Shaul

    Shaul Well-Known Member

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    A recent estimate for the individual portion of the national debt of the U.S. is $85,210 for every person. Pay up, deadbeats.
     
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  2. Pete in Panama

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    Interesting, I got $65,821.63, but that's just the public debt and it excludes the intergovernmental debt which would bring it up to $84125.61. You may using a number based on a 2019 number for population or something but that's really not here nor there.

    What IS important is that if u want to consider what the U.S. owes --iow it's liabilities-- you have to also take into account its assets --the money & valuable stuff the U.S. gov't has on hand. Seems that when u add up the value of the federal land, the real estate, the battleships, the paintings at the Smithsonian, etc., u get a bit more than the $21T we've borrowed.

    Something else is the fact that if we're talking about the solvency of the American people we got to consider assets along w/ the debts there too. You might be happy to know that all the private net worth (assets - debts) in the U.S. divided by the population comes out to $390548.23 --that's for every man, woman, and child in the U.S. Just think, the average family of four in the U.S. has over a $million --ain't life great!!!
     
  3. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    Pbbbtttt!!!!
    I pay more than that in taxes every year.
     
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  4. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    I agree. It's time the rich and the corporations which manipulate the tax code to pay less than their fair share or nothing at all pay up.

    And we need to keep Democratic administrations in office since the deficit gets worse with borrow and spend Republicans in office.
     
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  5. We Never Know

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    $85,156 now.
    However its $224,455 per tax payer.

    U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time
     
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  6. Shadow Wolf

    Shadow Wolf Rival's Wife

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    Yup. Those mega corporations raking in millions in profit and getting a $0 tax bill, along with offshore tax havens are really dragging us down.
     
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  7. Audie

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    That's about the income tax I was paying.
    What are rest of you swabs doing??
     
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  8. Suave

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    I just got caught up with paying back child support and taxes. I'd be more than happy paying my share of national debt in lieu of having to pay alimony.
     
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    It's all just fiction, anyway. Call the "loans" an "investment" and it all vanishes in an instant.
     
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  10. tytlyf

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    The debt is a good talking point for republicans.
    Like clockwork, whenever a spending bill comes up republicans will whine about "children and grandchildren debt."
    It's an emotional political play.
     
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  11. Audie

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    Better living thro' depreciating office buildings.
     
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    tytlyf The Mind Eye

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    You'd be surprised how easily a person can be manipulated in politics by using the old "children and grandchildren" line.
     
  13. Shadow Wolf

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    Eh. It's pretty bad here. As a compromise I'd even settle with doing away with all the tax breaks and deductions as that alone would significantly change things as then companies like Nike, GE, or FedEx would pay based on their income, and most certainly not get a tax refund (it costs the tax payers billions of dollars every year even though these are billion dollar companies).
     
  14. Audie

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    Something sure worked on you
     
  15. Audie

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    Tax structure is way different in HK.

    US prob is profligate spending.
     
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    Yeah. Republicans and Democrats are both basically "tax and spend" as well as "cut and spend." They just have different groups in mind when doing those things.
    And it's also by state. Indiana doesn't have a progressive tax system, at all, so even though I never was able to get out of poverty there my state taxes at $5.15/hour when I first started working and $13/hour when I left was basically the same and unchanged.
    In it California it is progressive, so although I am making more than I was in Indiana my state taxes are lower, and won't be the same as I had in Indiana until I'm at $40,000/year.
     
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  17. Audie

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    40k isn't enuf
     
  18. Shadow Wolf

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    I'd be happy with it. But I was only making half that as a case manager in Indiana, with only 15-16000 left in my pocket after taxes.
    It's quite embarrassing to be a white collar professional and apply for and receive low income benefits, but I was.
     
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    I'm sure your kids would be happy if you paid your fair share of their upkeep.
     
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  20. Saint Frankenstein

    Saint Frankenstein On the funeral pyre of existence
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    Lol, that's more than I make in 3 or 4 years. Elon Musk can pay my share.
     
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