Wealthy taxpayers now have some legit data that allows them to give the finger to all the rabid populist outrage that's been going around. According to the most recent data provided by the IRS, the top 1% of taxpayers pay more taxes than the bottom 95%. The wealthiest 1% picks up 40.4% of the tax bill while the bottom 95% gets 39.4%.
This amounts to pretty inconvenient data for lots of
Democrats politicians who have been screaming for years that the wealthiest Americans need to pay more taxes.
Tax Burden of Top 1% Now Exceeds That of Bottom 95% [Tax Policy Blog via TaxProf Blog]