In an incredible use of a double standard and by an artificial semantic contrivance, the Romney campaign screams that 47 percent of the population pay no income taxes, conveniently ignoring the fact that a very large percentage of them pay a greater proportion of their income in payroll taxes than Romney's total tax burden.
However, they do not use the same standard for measuring Mitt Romney's taxes paid. Romney did not pay 14 percent in income tax, as the biggest part of his income was from capital gains, therefore much of his taxes were no more "income tax" than the payroll tax paid by the working class whom he so neglects. Why should the GOP claim that capital gains taxes count as a legitimate substitute for income taxes if payroll taxes do not?
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