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Why do so many Americans pay no income taxes?

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Today many are discussing how many Americans do not owe income taxes.  The traditional debate splits along partisan lines.  Many Republicans and conservatives argue it is both unfair and politically dangerous to have (almost half / more than one-third, depending on who’s measuring) of Americans not owing any income taxes.  Many Democrats argue the rich should pay more, and that it’s good that low and even moderate-income people owe no income taxes.

I wonder how many Republican Members of Congress remember that they are, in large part, responsible for this outcome?

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