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.
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: