Perma 1 and others here. You've been brain washed by BO, Joe and other liberal/progressive democrats. The idea that half the people don't pay taxes. How gullible can you get. The only thing on taxes that they are talking about is income tax. They are correct on income tax only. Half of the Americans do not pay any income tax. Many even get a gift from income tax called 'earned income tax credit'. Getting back money as a 'gift'. The taxes they do not talk about are federal hidden taxes, gasoline tax, road tax, booze, tobacco and many, many other secret federal taxes. Don't blame just past administrations. Blame the present one also. If BO and his follow through with their sneaky taxes, the cost of living due to taxes will go up 30% within the next 30 months.