The relevant comment is at about 2:39 from Pfotenhauer.
"How can they pay more than the 70% they already pay?"
I want to know who the hell she's getting to buy that. 70%? I call complete and utter bullshit on that one. When you get done adding sales, FICA, property etc. all up, that 1% crowd pays a bigger gross amount, but a LOWER percentage of their money than the guy plugging away at $40K.
"If you asked most New Yorkers what income level qualifies for the highest tax bracket you would get a range of answers -- from $250,000 to $1 million to $5 million. In fact, an individual making just $20,000 pays the highest income tax rate of 6.85 percent." - Nation 2/23/09
Those same numbers hold true here in Missouri starting even earlier. That's the income tax, and doesn't include anything else. When you throw in everything else, for example FICA which STOPS at $102K, after that you pay nothing, or sales which, depending on the state, is on food, clothes, toilet paper, soap, but not on pretty much anything you can't get at Wal-Mart, the percentage starts going back down as you make more.
I would like these scumbags to stop lying. There are too many people out there who buy this crap. "Well gee, someone on teevee said it so it must be true!" All I have to say to that is, watch Colbert from 3/3/09 talking about Fox and Friends and their beer pong and herpes bit.
When the COMEDY show does better with getting the news right than the NEWS show, which one is news and which one is a pathetic joke?