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CNBC ran a story: "The rich do not pay the most taxes, they pay ALL the taxes." The premise is completely false. People with low incomes who don't pay federal personal income tax do pay lots of those other taxes: payroll tax, state income tax, sales tax, property tax, excise taxes, and more. They pay other taxes indirectly: Workers bear the burden of employer-paid payroll taxes and part of the burden of corporate income taxes.

CNBC ran a story: "The rich do not pay the most taxes, they pay ALL the taxes." The premise is completely false. People with low incomes who don't pay federal personal income tax do pay lots of those other taxes: payroll tax, state income tax, sales tax, property tax, excise taxes, and more. They pay other taxes indirectly: Workers bear the burden of employer-paid payroll taxes and part of the burden of corporate income taxes.

America can’t tackle widening inequality without confronting the power and privilege lying behind it.

America can’t tackle widening inequality without confronting the power and privilege lying behind it.

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