The 47 (now 43) percent

Mitt Romney was famously recorded last year assaulting the character of 47 percent of Americans for not paying taxes. He might not have known it, but he was referring to the percentage of Americans who did not pay federal income taxes in 2010. The public discussion that followed the release of the secretly recorded comments didn’t really clarify the issue. But this short video will.

Today, the percentage of Americans not paying federal income taxes is around 43 percent. To see who doesn’t pay, why, and why that number is going down, click below for the Urban Institute’s video.

Posted by Sarah Lyons on September 11, 2013 at 4:16 pm

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