Over 1 out of 2 Americans receive government payouts• Christian Science Monitor
Slightly over half of all Americans – 52.6% – now receive significant income from government programs, up from 49.4 percent in 2000 and far above the 28.3 percent of Americans in 1950.
If you get a government payout, government may have a REAL right to call you a government employee. It is government employees (or those who say that they are even if they are not) who owe the income tax. Peruse http://www.supremelaw.org/rsrc/alert.htm and look for the definitions of "United States", "Employer", and "Employee." Also, look to see that the 50 states are not among those areas where residents must pay Social Security tax.