Here is a headline from the
New York Crimes
that might frost you a little.
Affluent Grew by 15% in One Year
http://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.