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Subject:  Re: Poll: 47% club Date:  9/26/2012  1:21 AM
Author:  salaryguru Number:  45612 of 61149

Huh? I guess I don't know what a 47% is? I was married at the time I collected unemployment and since we file joint return we probably paid several thousand dollars of income tax at the time?

It's all just too confusing for me.


I agree. I don't think that there really is a 47% that Romney imagines. SGSpouse and I both were eligible for and collected unemployment benefits at different times, but I don't think I've ever come close to avoiding paying some income tax. When I was a grad student, my income as a research assistant was tax free, but SGSpouse worked at IBM during alternate semesters, so we always owed something.
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