SlayerDave wrote:Romney's comments are dumb, and it's really important to note that the reason 47% of Americans pay no income tax is largely a result of Republican policies, so it's pretty silly to moan about it.
Who doesn't pay any taxes? For decades now we've lowered income taxes and replaced them with sales taxes, sin taxes, property taxes, etc. Were you under the impression that people who rent an apartment don't pay any property taxes? Do you suppose the landlord factors their taxes into the monthly rent? Don't you pay taxes on gasoline when you fill your tank? Consumer goods other than food? Cigarettes? Alcohol? A sticker in your windshield to visit State Parks? Vehicle registration? Internet, cable and phone bill?
Who are these people who pay no taxes? I've never met one.