Destroying the ‘rich paying their fair share’ straw man
Courtesy of Carpe Diem and American Enterprise Institute:
Bottom Line: A small group of 400 of America’s most successful earners in 2009, about the number of residents living in a typical apartment building in Washington, D.C., paid almost as much in federal income taxes as the entire bottom half of America’s 138 million tax filers, which is a population equivalent to the combined number of residents living in America’s 29 least populated states, plus the District of Columbia. What makes this disparity possible is the fact that an estimated 47% of individual income tax returns filed in 2009 had a zero or negative tax liability.
I hear this ‘fair share’ baloney tossed around as if it’s common knowledge. It’s really common ignorance….. and those of you who bandy about this nonsense are being used as pawns in a divide and conquer economic war of the leftists. History is repeating itself and you are an unwitting pawn in their arsenal if you make such statements that are devoid of facts and reason.