Bachmann's Right: All Should Pay Taxes
From Investors Business Daily
Michelle Bachmann speaking on Fiscal Policy at a town hall meeting last week suggests the problem [with government spending] might be that half the people pay no taxes and don't care what the government spends. If all had to pull the wagon, maybe the load would be made lighter.
Regarding the federal income tax, she said we "need to broaden the base so that everybody pays something, even if it's a dollar."
"Part of the problem is (that) today only 53% pay any federal income tax at all, 47% pay nothing."
We can see the headlines now — "GOP candidate wants to tax poor while giving breaks to big business."