Today is Tax Day!
Here’s a tax day reality check. According to IRS’s own figures, from 2010, the top 10% of earners are carrying 69% of the tax burden, while the bottom 50% pay only 2.7%. Yet some people keep saying these folks at the top “aren’t paying their fair share”?
If these people really wanted fairness they’d advocate for a flat tax, where we all pay the same percentage no matter how much or how little we earn, but they don’t really want fairness… they want to continue to push the divisiveness thing all the while trying to just keep buying votes with somebody else’s money.
Fairness in the tax code should be about how much we all PAY, not about how much some people have left over that we can further redistribute.