Saturday, September 10, 2011
Who Pays Taxes?
How often have you heard the following statement, usually from republicans:
“It’s hard to have a fair tax system where only about half the people are paying,”
If you believe republicans, half the people in the US are deadbeats and living off the hard work of the other 50%.
Want the truth?
Here's the short answer:
"81.9% of the population pays federal taxes based upon income or payroll, and of the remaining 18.1% that don't, 95% of those are elderly or very poor."
Want the long answer? Read it here.