Gays pay $36B more in tax

Per the us census bureau for 2003 there are 57,320,000 households in the US. if 12% of Americans are gay, that’s 6,878,400 gay households. Per, in 2005 the average individual gross income is $42,028.

Per the IRS, single persons w/one exemption paid monthly on this income pay $4860 in annual federal income tax. Under the same assumptions, also for 2010, married persons pay $2208 in fed tax.

Which is a variance of $2208 per individual and $4416 per household.

When you do the math of $4416 per household x 6,878,400 gay households you come up with $30,375,034,400. More tax that gays pay.

I think I am going to be sick.

LATER. I was invited to review my math. The delta between single-deduction for singles vs married is actually $5304. W/extrapolation out on # oh gay households (vs singles) is actually $36,483,033,000.



  1. moreheads said,

    April 15, 2010 at 10:14 am

    There’s a slight problem if they str8 couples are getting child deducts as well.

    • April 15, 2010 at 10:30 am

      Yes, it’s much higher than this in reality. But I just picked straight vs. Married ppl w/one deduction from 2009 tax tables. W/kids the variance can be tripled or more….

  2. Wolfie said,

    April 15, 2010 at 11:19 am

    It is a shame and wrong splint. but also you have to look at your numbers again. You are assuming that all gay households, are two people together (and not single gays), that they have no children to claim.That would only be
    a percentage.
    I understand that you are just doing broad strokes, and it doesnt really matter if one billion or 100 billion, it isnt right.
    The anger should be more directed at the lack of being to have your relationship recognized as a marriage, for those who choose it.and the anger should also at the fact that the wealthy and the poor(justified) dont pay anything. You dont even have to be wealthy, once your income tips above about 250K, then most people can skirt the whole tax issue.

    We can all work on changing the laws so gay relationships are recognized as a marriage, but until then, comb thru’ all those tax acts and find deductions, with work you can come out ahead. Just a way around the system right now.

    • April 15, 2010 at 12:45 pm

      Actually I did review the math and it comes out to be over $36 BILLION. If you re-read my logic and sourcing you will see that gay household is defined as 2people living as a partnership, not single individuals. With only one standard deduction. Frankly because the percentage of married ppl with kids is so astronomically higher than for gay households with children this variance would only dramatically increase. Further proving my point.

      The problem with the fight for gay marriage is that it is based on romantic attachments and the right to have them with whoever they wish. There is nothing tangible to anchor it. Money is tangible. And quite frankly until I can file jointly with my life partner/wife I don’t give a rat’s ass about the rest of the tax code.

      This is as clear as it gets. This IS a gay issue. To minimize or negate child abuse or women’s rights or domestic abuse or misogyny is not excuseable and neither is this clear-cut example of discrimination against gays in partnerships. Please don’t tell me what I should think the fight is about or where I should put my focus. I respect your rights–please do so for me. And if you’re still unsure about my mathematical logic or sourcing–go back and read my blog again.

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