September 13, 2011 01:59 PM | | Bookmark and Share

The 15.1 percent of individuals and 11.7 percent of families living in poverty in 2010 according to newly released Census data are the Americans most likely to be harmed by calls in Congress to address the large numbers of people who allegedly are “paying no taxes.” Aside from recipients of Social Security benefits (which are largely untaxed), all but the poorest Americans do pay federal income taxes or federal payroll taxes or both.

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