you are 'probably' only paying 10ish percent in REAL taxes RealDave...<quoted text>
Its a graduated income tax.
We all pay from the same chart.
I pay more on some of my income as others. I am not being punished at all.
I support my country. I don't whine about it like you & consider supporting your government as punishment.
Anti-American Azzholes like you should be thrown out of this country if you don't want to support it.
you have to have a 'law' make you and I pay more?
Its about envy...you are not going to pay more UNTIL you make others do it...
"...Congressional Budget Office data show that the poorest fifth of households paid an average of 4.0 percent of their incomes in federal taxes in 2007, the latest year for which these data are available — not an insignificant amount given how modest these households’ incomes are; the poorest fifth of households had average income of $18,400 in 2007. The next-to-the bottom fifth — those with incomes between $20,500 and $34,300 in 2007 — paid an average of 10.6 percent of their incomes in federal taxes. "