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Response to PA Democrat (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 10:11 AM

11. Your number is 'households' -- my number is individuals

and it is actually HIGHER than 65%:

165 million tax returns filed (2009 data) but the bottom 40% pay no tax or receive federal subsidies so that is 165m times 60% = 99 million Federal Income taxpayers out of a population of 311 mil therefore I should have said:

"68% of Americans pay no federal income taxes"

'Payroll tax' is income tax. Excise tax is included in sales tax. Not all states have sales tax (Montana, Guam, Oregon, Delaware, New Hampshire).

Only homeowners pay (outrageous) property taxes and the percentage of Americans who own one or more dwellings is even lower than the 32% paying federal income taxes.

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