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Upper income earners not paying fair share?

Federal income tax distribution

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From an op-ed piece by Obama supporter David Brooks:

In reality, the top 10 percent of earners pay nearly 70 percent of all income taxes, according to the IRS.  People in the richest 1 percent pay 31 percent of their income to the federal government while the average worker pays less than 14 percent, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

Federal income tax distribution

Federal income tax distribution from 2005.

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