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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Reply #22)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 02:05 AM

31. No he didn't

47% is a specific statistic floated around by the Republicans as being the % of Americans that don't pay taxes.

As pointed out above in this thread, the number is not precisely correct, and even if restated to be correct is highly misleading as it draws from 2009 data when the economy was in free fall thanks to he who name shall not be said.

And as pointed out above in this thread, many of that 47% of filers actually does pay Social Security and Medicare taxes along with excise taxes on tires, gasoline, tobacco, alcohol and firearms.

But this number is something that is tied to a specific data point.

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