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Date: July 19, 2011

Michele Bachmann: Commanded by her Husband

First, I’d like to set the record straight:  Jesus never said that a woman needed to be subservient to her husband.  St. Peter and St. Paul both wrote it in letters.  No where in the New Testament did Jesus say it.  In fact, Jesus usually defended women (see woman who anoints Jesus’ feet with her hair), appears to them first and made sure – while the cross – that a disciple took care of his mother.

Second, let’s get to Michele Bachmann.  She may be able to read a law book (I said maybe), but she’s totally wrong on the “I have to be subservient to my husband.”

Which brings me to this: Do we really want a President who will listen to her husband above all others?  What if Marcus decides it is time to bomb, I don’t know, Brazil?  By her own belief, she’d have to order it.

What if Marcus wants all gays locked up (and he does, so he can “cure” us)?  There’s enough crazy GOP members to go along, she could order it.

These are extremes, not unlike the Bachmanns.  We don’t need a woman who bows down to her husband in the White House.

You’d never see Sarah bow down to Todd.  And, for that, she gains a point.

Tax Rates 2000 – 2011

Below are all of the tax rates, along side their respective income levels.  I found the data at Money Chimp, so you can review it for yourself.  Remember, all these tax rates are on NET, not GROSS income.  For those that do not know the difference, Gross is what you earn and Net is what you actually bring home, after all deductions.

2000 Tax Rates:

Income

Beginning Salary Ending Salary Tax Rate

$0.00

$26,250.00

15.0%

$26,250.00

$63,550.00

28.0%

$63,550.00

$132,600.00

31.0%

$132,600.00

$288,350.00

36.0%

$288,350.00

 above

39.6%

2001 Tax Rates:

Income

Beginning Salary Ending Salary Tax Rate

$0.00

$27,050.00

15.0%

$27,050.00

$65,550.00

27.5%

$65,550.00

$136,750.00

30.5%

$136,750.00

$297,350.00

35.5%

$297,350.00

above

39.1%

2002 Tax Rates:

Income

Beginning Salary Ending Salary Tax Rate

$0.00

$6,000.00

10.0%

$6,000.00

$27,950.00

15.0%

$27,950.00

$67,700.00

27.0%

$67,700.00

$141,250.00

30.0%

$141,250.00

$307,050.00

35.0%

$307,050.00

above

38.6%

2003 Tax Rates:

Income

Beginning Salary Ending Salary Tax Rate

$0.00

$7,000.00

10.0%

$7,000.00

$28,400.00

15.0%

$28,400.00

$68,800.00

25.0%

$68,800.00

$143,500.00

28.0%

$143,500.00

$311,950.00

33.0%

$311,950.00

above

35.0%

2004 Tax Rates:

Income

Beginning Salary Ending Salary Tax Rate

$0.00

$7,150.00

10.0%

$7,150.00

$29,050.00

15.0%

$29,050.00

$70,350.00

25.0%

$70,350.00

$146,750.00

28.0%

$146,750.00

$319,100.00

33.0%

$319,100.00

above

35.0%

2005 Tax Rates:

Income

Beginning Salary Ending Salary Tax Rate

$0.00

$7,300.00

10.0%

$7,300.00

$29,700.00

15.0%

$29,700.00

$71,950.00

25.0%

$71,950.00

$150,150.00

28.0%

$150,150.00

$326,450.00

33.0%

$326,450.00

above

35.0%

2006 Tax Rates:

Income

Beginning Salary Ending Salary Tax Rate

$0.00

$7,550.00

10.0%

$7,550.00

$30,650.00

15.0%

$30,650.00

$74,200.00

25.0%

$74,200.00

$154,800.00

28.0%

$154,800.00

$336,550.00

33.0%

$336,500.00

above

35.0%

2007 Tax Rates:

Income

Beginning Salary Ending Salary Tax Rate

$0.00

$7,825.00

10.0%

$7,825.00

$31,850.00

15.0%

$31,850.00

$77,100.00

25.0%

$77,100.00

$160,850.00

28.0%

$160,850.00

$349,700.00

33.0%

$349,700.00

above

35.0%

2008 Tax Rates:

Income

Beginning Salary Ending Salary Tax Rate

$0.00

$8,025.00

10.0%

$8,025.00

$32,550.00

15.0%

$32,550.00

$78,850.00

25.0%

$78,850.00

$164,550.00

28.0%

$164,550.00

$357,700.00

33.0%

$357,700.00

above

35.0%

2009 Tax Rates:

Income

Beginning Salary Ending Salary Tax Rate

$0.00

$8,350.00

10.0%

$8,350.00

$33,950.00

15.0%

$33,950.00

$82,250.00

25.0%

$8,250.00

$171,550.00

28.0%

$171,550.00

$372,950.00

33.0%

$372,950.00

above

35.0%

2010 Tax Rates:

Income

Beginning Salary Ending Salary Tax Rate

$0.00

$8,375.00

10.0%

$8,375.00

$34,000.00

15.0%

$34,000.00

$82,400.00

25.0%

$82,400.00

$171,850.00

28.0%

$171,850.00

$373,650.00

33.0%

$373,650.00

above

35.0%

2011 Tax Rates:

Income

Beginning Salary Ending Salary Tax Rate

$0.00

$8,500.00

10.0%

$8,500.00

$34,500.00

15.0%

$34,500.00

$83,600.00

25.0%

$83,600.00

$174,400.00

28.0%

$174,400.00

$379,150.00

33.0%

$379,150.00

above

35.0%

 

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