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Lewyn Addresses America

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Am watching the CNN debate, and Anderson Cooper (if I heard him correctly) asked Michele Bachmann about the 47% of people “who don’t pay taxes.” This statement is just WRONG.  People who are too poor to pay income taxes pay sales taxes.  They pay Social Security taxes.  They pay property taxes (either directly if they are homeowners, or indirectly through higher rents if they are tenants).  Pants on fire, Mr. Cooper!


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