47 percent of Americans don’t pay any taxes. ~ Gretchen Carlson, FOX NewsThis is one of the great lies of our time. In fact, the opposite is true. Between sales taxes, payroll taxes, property taxes, and all the various other local and federal government fees attached to living, almost all Americans pay taxes.
|Proportionally, the rich pay less.|
The effect of this lie, promoted heavily by rich media moguls, is that many middle-class Americans have been suckered into demanding that their own taxes be raised so that the wealthy can receive further tax cuts.
The income disparity is reaching levels more appropriate to a feudal society than a democracy.
Mother Jones (neat graphics)
Wilmette Week (9 things the rich don't want you to know)