In 2005, a study by the Tax Foundation figured that 43.8 million federal tax returns, representing 91 million Americans would have NO federal income tax liability in 2006. Adding another 15 million families and individuals with too little income to file a return, the organization calculated 121 million people---almost exactly 41% of the population--- were outside the income tax system.
That leaves 59% of the rest of us who pay ALL the federal income taxes in the United States.
The Democratic candidates would have us believe the 'rich' ----meaning those who pay taxes, create jobs and capital necessary for wages that keep the economy going--- need to shoulder even more of their share of the tax burdern. To do this Mr. Obama with his ever loquacious wife and Mrs. Clinton stir up class envy and hatred to perpetuate their myths that the rich are getting richer and the poor are gettting poorer.