As much as I agree with you, the Right needs to stop the intellectual dishonesty that the rich pay all the taxes.
"the top 5 percent of income earners paid almost 59 percent of the funds raised by the federal personal income tax "
Yes, they pay the income taxes but social security and incomes taxes are an almost equal portion of the budget ~42%. The rich pay very little of the OTHER 40% of taxes with the $106k cap and none from investment income. The poor guy making $10 an hour pays SS his entire life on every dime he earns.
Please stop the dishonesty. SS is a tax(payroll tax). Most people don't even know there's a cap on SS.