We often hear liberals say that the rich aren’t paying their fair share of taxes.  As I pointed out in my post on Friday, the top 5% of taxpayers pay 59% of federal income taxes.  That’s apparently not good enough for liberals.  So I’d like to find out what the limit is.  Considering that the top 5% earn 35% of the total taxable income, at what percentage would their share of total taxes paid be so high that even liberals would consider it unfair? [UPDATE: Just to clarify, I do not mean to say that all liberals agree that the rich are not paying their fair share of taxes. But it is an argument that has been made by some prominent liberals.]

Please answer the poll below. (For simplicity’s sake, I’ll presume that anyone who votes that the current share is too low to be more on the liberal side of the question, and those who vote that the current share is too high to be on the conservative side.)

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