Half of Americans don't pony up income tax to Uncle Sam
Half of Americans don't pony up income tax to Uncle Sam - We all have that cash-creative "friend" who manages to find every loophole, legal or otherwise, come tax time, but a startling infographic from the Heritage Foundation shows that nearly half of all Americans avoided paying federal income taxes in 2009. That's not even counting the folks who've fallen off the paycheck grid because of the nation's high unemployment rate.
Twitter reaction falls overwhelmingly into the "screw those freeloaders" department, with @Michelle_Moore lamenting, "We're all an entitlement society now." @JoziGoddess prefers to focus on the positive: "If you are paying personal income tax, you should be grateful that you have the opportunity to earn a decent living."