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To imply that most of those who don’t pay income taxes are getting away with something, however, raises questions. “Put bluntly,” Economix writes, “these are not households shirking their tax liabilities. The pool consists mostly of the poor, of relatively low-income working families and of old people. The tax code is specifically designed to reduce the burden on them.”
The article also notes how the top 10 “dependent victim” states are mostly deep red Republican ones.