“Fifty-one percent — that is, a majority of American households — paid no income tax in 2009. Zero. Zip. Nada.”
John Cornyn says 51 percent of American households pay no income tax
Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, took to the Senate floor on July 7, 2011, to discuss tax policy. We checked one of his facts.
In a July 7, 2011, floor speech, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, offered a striking statistic about how few American households pay federal income taxes.
“Let’s talk about federal tax reform,” he said, referring to suggestions that a restructuring of the tax code could emerge from bipartisan negotiations over extending the federal government’s ability to borrow money. “There has been a lot of discussion about that, where we want to take the tax code with all of its multiple provisions and get it on the table and take a look at it to make sure it is, in my view, flatter, fairer and simpler.