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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Who are the 47%? Follow-up

Follow up to Afferent Input's post.

Ten states that are the highest in income tax non-payers are highlighted in (of all things) RED.

It just gets better and better

Via my former governor.


Jerry Critter said...

You're a "math guy", Jazz. Please explain to me how 47% of the people don't pay federal income tax when only 45% don't pay in the number one state, and only 5 states are over 40%. Just eyeballing the figures, I would expect the number to be in the mid 30's.

Jazzbumpa said...

Jerry -

As a math guy, that is the first thing I noticed.

But the 47% number is gospel among right wingers. I had it thrown at me a full year ago.

I don't know where it comes from.