Here, via AEIdeas, are some more data on the relative shares of income taxes members of various economic strata pay.
The 1,400 citizens in the top one-thousandths of one per cent of income tax payers paid 30% more in taxes across the class than did the 70 million citizens in the bottom 50%. Singling out the top 400 for special consideration, they paid 78% of the total that those in the lower half paid in aggregate.
It works out, too, to $35.6 million per Privileged One compared to $540 per Poor Downtrodden one.
It works out, too, to a tax rate of 23% for those top 400 vs 24% for those Privileged Ones vs 3.5% [sic] for the Poor Downtroddens.
But the Progressives and Democrats refuse to say what the fair share of the successful is—beyond “more.”
An oldie but a goodie for another look (2011 in this post, but I think the story predates that, so the numbers won’t quite match our current rates): http://www.jonasmaxwell.com/pages/index.cfm?pg=234&cat=5