"With me everything turns into mathematics."
"It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well."
"It is truth very certain that, when it is not in one's power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is more probable." -- Rene Descartes
Where did you get the idea half the country pays no net taxes? Even those who don't pay federal INCOME taxes spend almost all their money on sales taxable items, and so pay sales taxes (in my area of 9.25%), which fund schools, and they pay real estate taxes either directly or as part of their rent which directly fund schools, and pay a portion of the income taxes of the businesses they purchase from, etc. And of course most pay about 15% in payroll taxes, gas taxes, other excise taxes (phone etc.) and more.Who the heck ever told you that education was free? It is paid for through property, and other taxes. Now I understand with nearly half the country not paying any net taxes, and if you are in that part of the country then people like me are paying your share.