Same-sex spouses are paying as much as $6,000 a year in extra taxes because the federal government doesn't recognize gay marriage

  • metta

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    Dec 27, 2011 8:38 AM GMT
    Same-sex spouses are paying as much as $6,000 a year in extra taxes because the federal government doesn't recognize gay marriage


    http://money.cnn.com/2011/12/26/pf/taxes/gay_marriage_taxes/
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    Dec 27, 2011 8:47 AM GMT
    Well yeah but think of how much they save but not going through a pricey gay divorce!
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    Dec 27, 2011 2:01 PM GMT
    Meh old news...
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    Dec 27, 2011 2:29 PM GMT
    Big government programs cost money to run. Where else ya gonna get the cash? icon_razz.gif
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    Dec 27, 2011 3:01 PM GMT
    And if you're accused of evading these taxes, the IRS lawyers can subpoena your spouse to testify against you at your criminal trial....unlike a heterosexual couple.
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    Dec 27, 2011 3:31 PM GMT
    Oh it´s fine. the Baby Jesus is quite happy with this, so what´s the problem? You think you know better than him?

    Stop asking for SPECIAL RIGHTS for gay people.. which is what you are wanting when you ask us to be treated the same as straights. That´s a Special Right. Didn´t you get the memo?
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    Dec 27, 2011 6:14 PM GMT
    TerraFirma saidBig government programs cost money to run. Where else ya gonna get the cash? icon_razz.gif


    lol. Gotta love big government spending, amirite?
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    Dec 27, 2011 6:28 PM GMT
    New GOP meme!!

    If you want to pay less in taxes, choose to be straight.
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    Dec 27, 2011 6:36 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidWell yeah but think of how much they save but not going through a pricey gay divorce!



    Not to mention how much they save by not having to hire an expensive interior decorator icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 27, 2011 6:45 PM GMT
    I don't get it. I thought they called what straights have... "a marriage penalty". My first impression is they don't understand how tax brackets work.

    EDIT: never mind. The article underscores what is wrong with this country: complex tax code.