09 Mar 2009 16:25 Filed in: Tax Stat Analysis
The Tired Donkey endorses The Tax Foundation, “a non-partisan, non-profit research organization that has monitored tax policy at the federal, state and local levels since 1937.” Although the foundation is staffed by economists, it is not dismal at all, a fact that may be surprising to you but was not at all surprising to the Tired Donkey. You see, the Tired Donkey’s father was an economist, and the Tired Donkey has a soft spot in his heart for their science. He recognizes that he may be alone in this. But the Tired Donkey digresses; he does have a point to make today and will now proceed with making it.
In a blog post several years ago, the president of the Tax Foundation, Scott A. Hodge, provided us with a wealth of information regarding “non-payers.” In case this term confuses any of the Tired Donkey’s readers, “non-payers” is a word that non-partisan, non-profit organizations use to refer to Freeloaders. Among the many facts in the article are the following (which do not take into account the 15 million households and individuals who file no tax returns at all):
--65.7% of all head-of-household filers are Freeloaders;
--33.1% of all single filers are Freeloaders (and they make up 42.2% of all filers);
--21.5% and 21.6% respectively of married-filing-jointly and married-filing-separately filers are Freeloaders.
--43% of all filers from Mississippi are Freeloaders.
These facts, the Tired Donkey submits, speak for themselves. Please: get married and move away from Mississippi.