Here is a headline from the New York Crimes
that might frost you a little.The Nontaxpaying Affluent Grew by 15% in One Yearhttp://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/01/natio ... nted=print
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 welfare class.
- Kirt Blattenberger