New tax data from the Internal Revenue service shows that in 2009, incomes fell, unemployment claims rose, and the U.S. economy shed nearly two million taxpayers.
And of the 235,413 taxpayers who earned $1 million or more in 2009, 1,470 of them paid no taxes.
Remember, Pastor Rick "The Poor Will Always Be Worth Less" Warren tweeted last month that "HALF of America pays NO taxes. Zero. So they’re happy for tax rates to be raised on the other half that DOES pay taxes.” As countless commenters immediately noted, everyone pays at least sales taxes, and plenty of wealthy Americans are calling for a return to a prudent tax policy. But now we have yet another way to show that Rick Warren knows not of what he tweets.