Here is a headline from the
New York Crimes
that might frost you a little.
Affluent Grew by 15% in One Year
Before you get too
outraged, however, note that the top 2% of
income earners paid a whopping 53.5% of all
income taxes according to the article.
Not mentioned in the article, but reported by
the IRS, is that there is another group of
earners that pay no income tax at all and they
make up the bottom 1/3 (approx.) of the working
population. Even so, they are productive members
of our society because they do work.
Finally, a group that that is never factored
into the equation is the one that neither pays
any tax nor is productive to society: the
- Kirt Blattenberger