Who's Footing the Bill?

Have you ever heard something so many times that you begin to think it's true?

Take the issue of tax cuts.

To hear liberals tell it, the rich get all the breaks. So don't make those cuts permanent. That's the story most networks and newspapers cover.

Here's the story they do not.

The top one percent of wage earners pay more than 37 percent of total taxes in this country.

The top five percent of account for more than 56 percent of total taxes.

The top 10 percent? Try 67 percent of all moneys raised for Uncle Sam.

And the top 25 percent of wage earners? Get this: they account for 84 percent of total taxes collected in this country.

And here's something you probably didn't hear from liberals: Even after the tax cuts are fully phased in, the richest will pay an even greater share of taxes. In other words, they're footing our bill. And will continue footing our bill.

It'd be like going out to dinner with friends and your buddy at the table picks up the bill. Then some knucklehead has the audacity to say, "Joe, you should have left a bigger tip."

Some Democrats promoting the class war say, good, that's the way it should be. And yea, Joe, you should have left a bigger tip.

But when you think the richest among us are paying for the bounty of the government for us, we should at least, now and then try a "thank you," rather than a "screw you."

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