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The Rich Don't Pay Enough?

Mr Huehls Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 5:29 PM
I like everybody pays 10% income taxes and that would cover federal, state and local. That's all they get and no more. This being a flat tax. Now the legislators say that they need 17% for the feds, 8% for the state, and 3% for local, ='s 28% which means they have to get more for less by -18%. Thus the problem comes down to who is going to provide the executive governance that will be the adult supervision that keeps the legislator in check? Our real true problems come from the lack of responsible adult supervision.
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...