Pop Quiz: Who Are the 47%, and What Do They Really Pay in Taxes?

Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney

Earlier this week, Mother Jones released a tape in which Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney criticized the estimated 47% of Americans who don't pay federal income tax. While Romney's comments may have cost him some political points, they also re-energized a long-running public debate over who pays into America's system, and who reaps its rewards. With that in mind, we compiled a short quiz about the taxation system. If you think you know how America's taxation works -- or just want to learn a little more -- take a peek!

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Bruce Watson is a senior features writer for DailyFinance. You can reach him by e-mail at bruce.watson@teamaol.com, or follow him on Twitter at @bruce1971.


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