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Why the whining about the wealthy?

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Why the whining about the wealthy?

From time to time one sees letters or op-ed columns crying about the wealthy not paying their fair share. However, the top 1 percent wage earners pay 36 percent of the income taxes; the top 5 percent, 58 percent; the top 10 percent, 70 percent. That leaves the remaining 90 percent of us wage earners to cover only 30 percent. What is the problem?

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By the way, involuntary redistribution of wealth is a socialist policy and our illustrious president is big into that.

Terry Tallian

Wood Dale

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