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I said taxes as high as 39.6 percent, and less than 1 percent of all Americans pay tax at that income tax bracket.

And that's why I pointed out that the 39.6% is NOT applicable to people that would be called middle class. Someone casually reading your post could easily come to the conclusion that middle-class S-corp businessmen are paying taxes in that range. But in reality a lot (most?) are at that 15% level already - and some have a small portion that is taxed at 25%.

Do you think it's inaccurate to describe it as a "tax cut for the rich"?
If not, why not?

Personally I think having a progressive tax system as we do (or even more progressive) is appropriate/desirable. I see it as the American version of "noblesse oblige"
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