Yes. So what?
Er, are you not listening or do you simply not believe the stats that you're seeing with your own eyes? He already does!
14.5% is much higher than 0%, isn't it?
Moreover, because people get down to 0% largely through deductions, your proposal (eliminating all loopholes and deductions) would almost certainly have exactly the opposite
effect of what you are looking for.
And in addition, I think we should examine whether this "problem" is getting better or worse. I think most people would be surprised.....but that's another thread.
look at the stats that were provided for you. Again (thanks to mege):
(Similar data in both links, one in PDF and one in html)
Yes, but again if we want to compare apples to apples, you need to stick with the federal income tax because that's what Romney's 14.5% is about.