“The revenue issue is now closed…. You’re talking about how much — you’re asking a question, how much more money do we want to steal from the American people to fund more government? I’m for no more.”
– House Speaker John Boehner, Feb. 28, 2013
Share of income paid in total federal taxes, 1979-2009, by income group
The American people are being sold a story that is simply, factually untrue. These are the most recent data available, indicating that every single income group is paying less of their income in taxes than at any point in the last 30 years.
– Jay Bookman