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To: CriticalThinking

The problem is, there is a high percentage of the 47% who don’t care how much the per-person debt is, because their entire future is planned around receiving, not paying.

You are right to make this an issue (I don’t twitter or whatever it is). I think the GOP made a mistake (among many) by not making the debt per person or per household a much bigger issue in the campaign.


2 posted on 11/28/2012 10:43:41 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: NEMDF

you are correct. the 47% will pay NOTHING

of course, those stats are misleading. it’s 47% of those filing taxes... NOT 47% of the population.

if you actually did the math:

debt: $16.3 trillion
US taxpayers: ~ 140m

number of taxpayers not paying (47%): 65.8m
number of taxpayers actually paying (53%): 74.2m

cost per person actually working to pay the debt:

$ 219,904


3 posted on 11/28/2012 10:50:47 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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