GOP candidate Romney says he's paid at least 13 percent in taxes every year for a decade. In 2011, he made about $21 million. Middle income families, making from $50,000 to $75,000 a year, average 12.8 percent.
Gas prices decline, helping to fuel tourism in North and South Carolina. The fall in gas prices and pent-up demand could give the Carolinas one of their best tourist seasons since the Great Recession.