Ezra Klein passes along the graphic of the day. It shows states with the biggest percentage of moochers — those non-taxpaying parasites that Mitt Romney deplores. Most will be voting for Romney in November. That includes Arkansas, of course, where a cadre of Republicans hope to take over the Arkansas legislature and take to the local level retribution against the entitlement class. The Koch Brothers are spending tens of thousands here to get the job done.
FOR THE FACT-BASED COMMUNITY: More analysis here on which households pay income tax and which don't. Number of non-payers higher because of tax credits that encourage WORK.
AND, Daily Howler reminds us that Romney is now trashing the very people that George W. Bush promised to remove from the income tax rolls, the working poor. As Eschaton writes:
It occurs to me now that the Romney-conservative viewpoint on income taxes is similar to their views of working women. Rich people shouldn't pay taxes, but poor people should. Rich women shouldn't work, but poor women should.
AND, isn't Mitt Romney a moocher? Does he pay income taxes?
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