Roughly 47 percent of households, or 71 million, will not owe any federal income tax for 2009
Okay. I'm all for a progressive tax system. But how can it possibly be good for the country when so many voters don't have to pony up any skin in the game? The problem we have with our government is that people vote for politicians who promise to give them things for free. And those that have the guts to try to take stuff away from people immediately get voted out of office. I understand that some people in this country simply can't afford any taxes. But half of the population? No wonder we get the government we get. We get what we pay for, which for almost half of the population is nothing.