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Feb 24

45 percent of U.S. households pay no income tax

tax distribution change

One of the biggest lies of government-trusting socialists like Bernie Sanders is that “the rich” are in control of American politics because of the Citizens United decision, “unlimited” rights of spending on campaign ads, etc.

In fact, the overall share of the federal tax burden paid by the richest 10 percent has been steadily increasing for years. The burden paid by “the poor” has gotten smaller and smaller.

The poor are kept down by a brutal combination of licensing requirements, overregulation of businesses in which poor people might otherwise thrive (hairdressing, trucking, transportation, guiding and commercial fishing are examples), and the rapid expansion of criminal penalties for daily conduct and behavior.

New data show that fully 45 percent of U.S. households do not owe or pay any federal income tax at all. See here.