The Richer You Get, the Less Taxes You Pay

Vox: “The top 0.001 percent of US income tax filers — who account for only 1,361 returns and each earned over $62 million — paid an average federal tax bill of 17.6 percent in 2012. That’s striking, because the top 1 percent had an average bill of 22.83 percent, according to IRS data. In fact, the richer the rich get, the lower their average tax rate:”

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