Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Democrats love to tax the crap out of you, and skip on paying their share


From Half Sigma's blog:

Timothy Geithner, and now Nancy Killefer and Tom Daschle. All tax cheats. It’s funny how these Democrats are happy to spend other taxpayers’ money on social programs, but not so eager to actually pay taxes themselves.

Amen. I wish religious people said amen repeatedly so I could do it now. Let me add Al Franken--who has also been accused of failing to pay taxes. (Let's not forget Bill Richardson's shenanigans too).

The General Social Survey asked 733 Americans if they thought cheating on taxes is wrong, and also asked who they voted for in 1996. The graph shows that 16.3% of Clinton voters think tax evasion is not wrong or a little bit wrong, compared to 9.1% of Dole supporters.

8 comments:

Blode032222 said...

Okay, I did the same type of thing, cross-referencing RACE and TAXCHEAT.

Of all races, 4.2% thought cheating on taxes was not wrong. 7.9% of blacks thought so; 3.7% of whites thought so.

11.3% of respondents thought cheating was a bit wrong; 14.6% of blacks thoughts so, and 10.5% of whites thought so.

Wrong: 53.6% overall, 54.8% of blacks; 53.7% of whites.

Seriously wrong: 30.9% overall, 22.7% of blacks, 32.1% of whites.

Blode032222 said...

Just for fun I used AFFRMACT and TAXCHEAT. Problem is, you get a 4x4 chart, and when I squash categories together I get different results depending on which I add together to create a new 2x2 chart.

First, I decided to cut each variable in half down the middle (i.e., I added raw data from NOT WRONG to A BIT WRONG). In this case, I found AA supporters somewhat more opposed to tax cheating.

The other way I tried it, isolating the extreme lower-left square, yielded the opposite result. Just over two-thirds of people who think tax cheating is seriously wrong also strongly oppose affirmative action, while only 57% of those who think tax cheating is less-than-seriously-wrong are also very anti-AA.

Anonymous said...

Democrats love to tax the crap out of you, and skip on paying their share

16.3% is hardly enough to merit such a generalization.

Jewish Atheist said...

16.3% is hardly enough to merit such a generalization.

LOL, first time here? Any slight correlation between Democrats, non-religious people, or blacks and something negative and it's proof that the whole group sucks.

Jewish Atheist said...

(Sorry, I feel bad about my last comment. Little overgeneralizing myself. :-)

Blode032222 said...

"Any slight correlation between Democrats, non-religious people, or blacks and something negative and it's proof that the whole group sucks."

Reminds me of mass media / urban hipster attitudes toward the small town and lower-middle class people.

Except in reverse.

Jokah Macpherson said...

"16.3% is hardly enough to merit such a generalization."

If hyperbole bothers you then you've come to the wrong blog.

Anonymous said...

"Sorry, I feel bad about my last comment. Little overgeneralizing myself."

Don't feel so bad, that's just how you operate, along with the lazy thinking.