The battle cry from the Hard Left, at the local, state and federal level has long been, the rich do not pay their fair share of the taxes in this country. Although IRS statistics have long refuted such a notion, the facts just do not matter when creating division for political gain is your goal.
The linked article below details the latest IRS data on who pays what in income taxes. The poor pay little to nothing, as you might imagine. Frankly, that little to nothing phrase could also be applied to the middle class.
The rich, however, pay a lot in taxes. In fact, the top 1% pay about 34% of the income taxes paid.
Are you surprised by this? Probably so if you listen to the like of Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton and the likes.
Division for political gain is their game and they are good at it.
Let’s face the truth. Facts DO NOT matter when a good political lie will serve you better.