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September 18, 2012 / needhamgrassroots

Where the “Freeloaders” Live

from greg Mitchell – Pressing Issues: Where Romney’s ‘Non-Payers’ Live

We’ve explored the right-wing claims (now front and center with Romney’s claim in new bombshell video)  for weeks that 47% of Americans “don’t pay taxes.”  Of course, this is nonsense, as it only applies to net income tax paid–in most cases, these people would have paid plenty in their payroll taxes.  In any case, here’s a map of where the “nonpayers” mostly live–that’s in red and indeed they are mainly “red states.”  The blue are the states with the fewest “nonpayers.”

Tax Policy Center figures on ‘47%’ (from July 2011):

another graph:

PolitiFact | ‘Red State Socialism’ graphic says GOP-leaning states get lion’s share of federal dollars (1/26/2012)

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