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One isn't true.

It matters how you slice the bologna, I guess. The Top 1% pay most taxes because they get the most income. That is not a hard concept for most people to follow.

For the individual income tax, effective tax rates—measured as federal income tax divided by adjusted gross income (AGI) —have fallen significantly over the past seven decades for those in the top 1 percent of the income distribution. The individual income tax still is progressive— meaning that effective tax rates tend to go up with income—but the effective tax rates for those earners have dropped substantially over time.

For those in the top 0.1 percent of the income distribution the effective tax rates fell still further. From 1945 through 1995 effective tax rates were progressive even within the top one percent so that those with the highest incomes faced progressively higher rates. But by 2015 the effective tax rates of the very highest income earners were about the same as the rate of the 1 percent.

There’s a lovely chart at the link which makes it quite easy to understand what’s happened over the past 40-50-60 years, and as it turns out the tax rates for the richest have fallen, fallen, fallen.

I know the 'TAX-THE-RICH' crowd doesn't like to hear it, but this country does not have a tax has a spending problem. And with the Spender-in-Chief currently in the White House surrounded by a Buy-the-votes Congress, this spending is only going up.

I would agree, if only you would put “military” before “spending problem.” Oddly, the “spending problem” people never do that, even though we spend as much as the next 10 countries combined, 8 of who are allies. Weird.
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