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CHART: Do You Pay A Higher Tax Rate Than Mitt Romney?

Since Mitt Romney has yet to fully disclose his effective federal tax rate, the best we have to go off of is this statement from 1/17/12: "It's probably closer to the 15 percent rate than anything." While it could easily be lower than that, it still provides a good way to put the absurdity of our current tax code into context. Two things to keep in mind while looking at the chart below: 1.) The Median net worth of an American family is $77,300. 2.) Mitt Romney's net worth is estimated to be somewhere in the neighborhood of $200 million. So, how does your tax rate stack up?

 
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Shocking footage taken in Alpharetta, Georgia last Thursday shows a mother relaxing by a pool while her two sons play in the water. The scene quickly changes from fun to frightening when one son warns her about a tree about to fall on her.

"I was sitting at the pool relaxing and reading a book while watching my two sons swim, when I heard a tree cracking and then my son yelled 'Run mom!' so I bolted out of my chair right before a huge tree fell right on the chair I was sitting on," the mother said, according to Viral Hog.

"Our home security camera captured the whole thing!"

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