Monday, April 15, 2013

"Well, the rich certainly don't pay their fair share of taxes"

Another liberal myth.  Here's an informative graph (from Carpe Diem) using Congressional Budget Office data for 2009:

Keep in mind as you look at this that the top 1% don't earn 39% of the country's income -- it's in the low 20% range; and same for the entire top quintile -- that group doesn't earn 94% of the income.  Thus, the unfairness of the claims they don't pay their fair share.  Note, also, that the bottom 40% are actually net tax gainers!!!