How Fair Is the Nation's Tax Burden?


There is a lot of evidence to support the popular perception that middle- and lower-income families are now paying more in taxes while the wealthy are paying less. But assessing the fairness of the nation's tax system is not an easy task. When it comes to taxes, statistics are infinitely manipulable. Proving one's point depends on which figures are used, how they are presented and a host of other factors.

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