Hi. I’m Bob.
And as far as the IRS is concerned I’m one of the 50.5% of Americans that pays federal income taxes.
Only half of U.S. citizens pay federal income tax, according to the latest available figures.
In 2009, just 50.5 per cent of Americans paid any income tax to the federal government – the lowest proportion in at least half a century.
And the number of people outside the tax system could have climbed even higher since as the economic downturn has continued to bite and unemployment has remained high.
49.5% of Americans pay no federal income tax. I’ll take a leap of faith and suggest that if you want to get a good survey of that 49.5%, you can go to any Occupy encampment (with your rape whistle) or anywhere Barack Obama supporters exist in large numbers.
Half of Americans don’t “pay their fair share.” I’d be willing to bet the overwhelming majority are strong supporters of the Food Stamp President.