Is it true that only 53 percent of Americans pay income tax?

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  • Khimm, Suzy. The Washington Post. "Conservatives launch 'We are the 53 percent' to criticize 99 percenters." October 10, 2011 (Accessed Nov. 6, 2011) http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/conservatives-launch-we-are-the-53-percent-to-criticize-99-percenters/2011/10/10/gIQA70omaL_blog.html
  • PolitiFact. "John Cornyn says 51 percent of American households pay no income tax." July 7, 2011 (Accessed Nov. 6, 2011) http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2011/jul/08/john-cornyn/john-cornyn-says-51-percent-american-households-pa/
  • Social Security Administration. "Social Security and Medicare Tax Rates." (Accessed Nov. 8, 2011) http://www.ssa.gov/oact/progdata/taxRates.html
  • Tax Policy Center. "Current-Law Distribution of Taxes: 2009" (Accessed Nov. 7, 2011) http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxtopics/currentdistribution.cfm
  • Williams, Roberton. Tax Policy Center. "Why Do People Pay No Federal Income Tax?" July 27, 2011 (Accessed Nov. 6, 2011) http://taxvox.taxpolicycenter.org/2011/07/27/why-do-people-pay-no-federal-income-tax-2/ 
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