Chart of the Day

Who are the 47 percent the Republicans claim pay no taxes? See for yourself:

Brian Beutler of TPM elaborates:

Moreover, and this is key, the 47 percent is only 47 percent because of the recession. As CBPP wrote in May, the high number "reflects the unique circumstances of 2009, when the recession greatly swelled the number of Americans with low incomes and when temporary tax cuts created by the 2009 Recovery Act -- including the "Making Work Pay" tax credit and an exclusion from tax of the first $2,400 in unemployment benefits -- were in effect. Together, these developments removed millions of Americans from the federal income tax rolls. Both of these temporary tax measures have since expired. In a more typical year, 35 percent to 40 percent of households owe no federal income tax. In 2007, the figure was 37.9 percent."

The Republican call to ensure everyone pays taxes is essentially a call to tax poor people, disabled people, and seniors.

Got that? The Republicans want to raise taxes, just not on the wealthy. They want to raise taxes on people who literally can't afford it or have nothing to give.