"HALF of Americans don't pay income tax despite crippling government debt"

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    Feb 23, 2012 7:37 PM GMT
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2105131/HALF-Americans-dont-pay-income-tax-despite-crippling-government-debt.html

    151.7m people - 49.5% of the U.S. population - paid no federal income tax in 2009, figures show

    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.

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    Feb 23, 2012 7:39 PM GMT
    riddler78 saidhttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2105131/HALF-Americans-dont-pay-income-tax-despite-crippling-government-debt.html

    151.7m people - 49.5% of the U.S. population - paid no federal income tax in 2009, figures show

    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.

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    You can thank the proliferation of "loopholes" for those numbers.icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 23, 2012 7:42 PM GMT
    Old topic TropicalMark, one that SB foamed and raged over.

    Families of four making less than 50K.


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    Feb 23, 2012 10:29 PM GMT
    meninlove said Old topic TropicalMark, one that SB foamed and raged over.

    Families of four making less than 50K.




    Also senior on social security, college students, the disabled. And there are a number multimillionaires who - thanks to aforementioned loopholes.
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    Feb 24, 2012 12:27 AM GMT
    meninlove said Old topic TropicalMark, one that SB foamed and raged over.

    Families of four making less than 50K.


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