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Friday, August 19, 2011

Texas Tax System Heavily Burdens Poor Residents

Texas Tax System Heavily Burdens Poor Residents
Rick Perry

During his presidential campaign announcement speech last week, Texas Gov. Rick Perry lamented the "injustice" that nearly half of all Americans -- the poorest half -- "don't even pay any income tax." But in Texas, the tax burden is disproportionately shouldered by those families living below the poverty line, newly-released data from the Census Bureau show.

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