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The Rich Don't Pay Enough?

Jonathan37 Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 3:37 PM
Otho, just exactly backwards; it is because Arkansas is a little state that it can experiment and adapt; the ever-increasing size and power of the Federal government is what makes it such an unwieldy, dangerous bludgeon that is getting ready to knock us out of freedom and prosperity.
If you listen to America's political hacks, mainstream media talking heads and their socialist allies, you can't help but reach the conclusion that the nation's tax burden is borne by the poor and middleclass while the rich get off scot-free.

Stephen Moore, senior economics writer for The Wall Street Journal, and I'm proud to say former GMU economics student, wrote "The U.S. Tax System: Who Really Pays?" in the Manhattan Institute's Issue 2012 (8/12). Let's see whether the rich are paying their "fair" share.

According to IRS 2007 data, the richest 1 percent of Americans earned 22 percent of national personal income but...