"Tuesday's Tea Party crowd, however, thought that federal taxes were almost three times as high as they actually are. The average response was 42% of GDP and the median 40%. The highest figure recorded in all of American history was half those figures: 20.9% at the peak of World War II in 1944.
To follow up, Tea Partyers were asked how much they think a typical family making $50,000 per year pays in federal income taxes. The average response was $12,710, the median $10,000. In percentage terms this means a tax burden of between 20% and 25% of income." Bartlett
The Republican Party should consider what it is doing in inciting the hostility of the ignorant. Not only are many of the "tea party" people uninformed but they are also all too often bigoted against people unlike themselves.
Representative Frank of Massachusetts who is openly homosexual was jeered over the weekend with cries of f—-t and c——–r on the grounds of the US capitol. John Lewis, Democrat of Georgia had n—-r yelled at him.
Is this really what the Republicans want to encourage? pl