Exactly who are the real moochers among us?

Commentary | October 3, 2012 | By John Burbank | Everett Herald

So Mitt Romney thinks that 47 percent of us are moochers. Let's keep in mind that Mr. Romney is only referring to the federal income tax. He disregards what comes out of each and every one of our paychecks for Social Security and Medicare, not to mention what we pay in state and local taxes. Add up all the rates - from federal, state, and local taxes - and ask yourself this: "Who's really mooching?"

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