September 30, 2009

Shut up, CNNMoney!

I check several times of day to keep up with what's going on in the world and I like the site and their reporting quite a bit but sometimes their headlines are just completely stupid. They currently have a link on their front page that says "CNNMoney: 47% will pay no federal income tax" but as the story clearly states in the very first paragraph, what they really mean is that 47% of American households will end up not owing any more money than they've ALREADY PAID to the federal government, and some will receive refunds come tax time.

Don't let the schmucks at CNNMoney fool you, there is no one in the country with a job (or collecting unemployment benefits for that matter) who gets out of paying their federal income taxes completely. Why they decided that they'd use bold-faced lies to drum up interest in this completely benign story is beyond me, but it kind of makes me angry. So, shut up, CNNMoney!

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