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Subject:  Re: What annoys the Right more? Date:  10/15/2012  5:10 PM
Author:  decath Number:  648956 of 875629

What's worse is that Democrats insist that the middle class pays a higher tax rate than Romney because they are comparing the marginal rate of the middle class with Romney's effective rate.

I was wondering about that as well how liberals make these high tax rate declarations.

Thanks to maxing out 401ks and HSA's and itemizing charitable donations, a small amount of mortgage interest and a healthy chunk of real estate taxes, our effective tax rate is slightly under 10% on a 6 figure income.

When you live on less than 50% of your income, you can do things like max out 401k's. And we also take advantage of the over 50 contributions.

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