This NPR graphic breaks down Romney’s “47%”. Basically, who makes up that 47% that don’t pay income taxes.
As expected, it’s mostly the poor, the elderly, and students.
I mean, think about this. If you are making 10-15K per year (aka are in poverty), just the standard deduction and a few other deductions will get your adjusted gross income to ZERO. It’s not hard to imagine.
Romney’s rhetoric is just silly. It’s the whole POINT of a progressive tax system! If you taxed those people more, then they’d have even LESS to ..you know…eat and stuff.