The Truth: Simple 5th grade math I taught in a "poor, disadvantaged rural school" . 130 million/75% of 280 million= 130/210= 60%. That means that 40% of the US population did not file an income tax-- even to declare $1-$5,000 ! See above IRS link for the year 2003.
Once again, certain people want others to do work for them. They scream the loudest about other people "owing them a living". My answer: Get to work! Donate blood, volunteer at a school, contribute to society; stop dragging it down.
The recent news about last month's US treasury increase may be another example of what happens when you do not punish work -- ie. tax those who contribute and work hard.