WTNH.com, Connecticut News and Weather - Report: Connecticut poor pay more of income on taxes, than rich
"A new report shows Connecticut's middle class and poor families pay a higher percentage of their income in state sales and local taxes than the wealthiest families.
The report by Connecticut Voices for Children is based on an analysis of state and local tax data, the New Haven Register reported.
The report says the wealthiest Connecticut families pay 4.7 percent of their income in state and local taxes.
Middle-class families pay 9.6 percent of their income in state and local taxes. The report shows the poorest 20 percent pay 10.9 percent."
Republicans love to argue that the progressive tax structure is unfair.
Democrats try to tax the rich more.
Each of them make the tax code more and more complicated, making
it easier for the rich to hire lawyers and accountants who can take
advantage of the loopholes. This is my ongoing argument that the
rich are not taxed unfairly.