Idaho: a 'moocher' state?
The Washington Post's Dylan Matthews coined the term this morning, as Mitt Romney's campaign deals with the fallout of the release of a video that showed the GOP presidential candidate claiming that 47 percent of Americans do not pay income taxes and view themselves as victims.
Idaho earned the "moocher" tag because it ranks among the top 10 states in terms of residents who have no income tax liability. Eight of the 10 states, including Idaho, are solidly Republican and expected to go to Romney, along with 96 of the 270 electoral votes needed to win on Nov. 6. The lone exceptions are Florida and New Mexico.
Here's the original Tax Foundation map highlighting states with the highest and lowest percentages of residents who have no income tax liability.