Archive for April 14, 2012
Last fall, we began to hear the drumbeat of “half of all Americans pay no taxes”. Specifically, it was that they pay no federal income taxes, though that detail was often lost in the rhetoric. The topic became a hot one among the Republican Presidential candidates starting in mid-August, 2011.
With Tax Day nearly upon us, it seems worthwhile to investigate this topic in more depth.
Since this is a meme watch article, let’s start by looking at what was going on at that time that would trigger the meme’s formation. (more…)