However, IF his effective tax rate on his income is indeed 15%, it is far higher than the average American. And that is what Romney was referring to...as much as you'd like to spin it otherwise.
The median household income in the United States is about $46,000. A household with 2 children (single parent) and a mortgage deduction of $9,000 a year pays an effective tax rate of 2.17%. The median income of a dual-earner household with 2 children is about $67,000. Their effective tax rate, with a mortgage deduction of $12,000 is 3.96%.
You are completely 100% incorrect.
Marginal and Effective Tax Rates