To put in context what Romney was blabbing on and on about at that dinner that was taped (honestly, candidates, you should ALWAYS ASSUME there's an open microphone in the room!) and was discussing the 47% -- here's what he was talking about.
As of the latest accounting, it's actually just over 46 percent of Americans who pay no federal income taxes, according to the Tax Policy Center (PDF). Here's how that breaks down.
Source: Tax Policy Center
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