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April 15, 2006

Once Again, The Big Tax Lie Goes Unchallenged

MSNBC reports on a poll that reveals how clueless most Americans are when it comes to the US tax system (hat tip Macsmind):

People think the middle class, the self-employed and small businesses pay too much in taxes, the poll found. And they think those with high incomes and big businesses don’t pay enough. The survey was conducted in the days before the mid-April deadline for filing income tax returns.

That's spot on, transparently obvious--a sterling job of journalism in exposing this news. Democrats have been hammering this canard for election after election, and so we continue to read the MSNBC story with bated breath to get to the payoff where the record is set straight...only it never comes.

The oh-so-professional journalists once again leave the big lie sitting untouched, and it's up to MacRanger to point out the truth:

Fact is that The Top 50% pay 96.54% of All Income Taxes (The top 1% pay more than a third: 34.27%).

And that's old news.

Posted on April 15, 2006 11:57 PM

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