......and we couldn't take anything they print seriously (?)
or go to the CBO for accurate statistics. You're pushing the same crap Toni was before I posted the real figures. This is all Republican fiction based on the idea that if you have taxes deducted by your employer, you aren't paying taxes. The correct phrase is that 51% don't owe taxes because they're up to date or have employer deductions.
From the Brookings Institute: figures from the Congressional Budget Office.
Oft-Cited 51 Percent Figure Is Temporary Spike Caused by Recession
", "rarely has a bit of data been so misunderstood, or so misused." Gleckman wrote: " Let
me explain — repeat actually — what [the figure] means: About half of
taxpayers paid no federal income tax last year. It does not mean they
paid no tax at all. Many shelled out Social Security and Medicare
payroll taxes. [....] Some paid property taxes and, it is fair to say,
just about all of them paid sales taxes of one kind or another. So to
say they pay no taxes is flat wrong."
So do try to do better Tony than typing out tired old Republican lies hoping they'll just slide by for the 147th time. They're lies. They are contradicted by all the statistics one can find, and I suggest you look at the graph showing the current and expected recovery, always assuming we don't have some Republican ******* figuring out yet another way to give money to the wealthiest 1% while shafting the rest of the nation.
are misleading, because even the workers who have federal taxes withheld and file and owe nothing, the refund that they get isn't ONLY the amount that they have deducted, but they usually are 'entitled' to an Earned Income Credit, which INCREASES the refund they get back, usually by a thousand dollars or more depending upon how many kids they claim. There is proof that many illegals who legitimately file taxes are claiming kids, nieces and nephews, who still live in Mexico or other countries in order to 'work the system' and get massive refund checks every year. So, not only do these people (all mentioned here) not OWE taxes, but they receive EXTRA money in their refund checks.......and OTHER taxpayers who OWE taxes are paying for that.