Sorry Libs, this is straight from the Yahoo news:
Many people think that the rich are able to weasel their way out of taxes, but they actually pay an overwhelming majority of the taxes in the United States.
What's more, their share of the tax burden is increasing.
The top 10 percent of taxpayers paid over 70% of the total amount collected in federal income taxes in 2010, the latest year figures are available, according to the Tax Foundation, a right-leaning think tank. That's up from 55% in 1986.
The remaining 90% bore just under 30% of the tax burden. And 47% of all Americans pay hardly anything at all -- a fact that got Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney into political hot water last year.
"There's been a huge myth created that the rich aren't paying anything," said William McBride, the Tax Foundation's chief economist. "The rich pay a much higher rate than the poor."
You are such a putz. What is your point? Of course they pay the most...problem is, what they EARN and their disproportionate wealth is WAY, WAY, WAY out of proportion to what they pay. NOW do you start to understand? And the poor pay other taxes, Twit.
It's hardly anything the rich are paying when you compare to what they collect from everybody that earns them a profit. The rich collect 100% of all profits generated by the bottom 90% or so. What you don't understand is , it's the people vs. the businesses. Businesses grow government waste. What the businesses neglect , the government takes up. You are not going to get any sympathy from those who pay less to no taxes.
Another incident is with Carnival cruises. Now the government has to regulate them since they can't do it themselves without harming their custormers. Government is going to need people to supervise and make sure the new regulations are put into place and practiced. Incompetant greedy businesses grow government.
Ok, now it is time to go back and ask reasonable questions.
Questions like, how much of the national income do the rich make?
How much of the national wealth do they have?
How much of the total amount collected by the federal government do they pay?