The incorrect claim Mitt Romney made about 47 percent of the country paying no taxes has been a common talking point of the right for more than a year.
It's been so common, in fact, that it's hard to find a conservative who hasn't used it, often suggesting the bottom half of the income ladder needs to pay more in taxes. That includes Linda McMahon, the GOP Senate candidate in Connecticut, who roundly denounced Romney for it Tuesday.
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