Sorry you don't see that the article from the OP is about federal tax rates and what rich people pay (Romney). You may not like it but until the federal tax laws change, Ramney, Obama, Pelosi, et.al have done nothing wrong as long as they are in complaince of current federal tax laws.
"I can explain it to you but, I can't understand it for you"
Of course there is another option you have avoided. Why don't we reduce everyones rate to that of Romney's 15%? I mean from the articles I've read on the matter the consensus seems to be 'why do I pay more than he does'.
1) Are non-wage benefits included in this?The median productivity of an American worker is $97k/year, but the median compensation is only $44k/year.
2) If an employee's productivity equalled the cost to compensate him, there'd be no incentive to hire.
Uh okay. So?If the employee were less educated, and less productive as a result, both the employer and the employee would make less off of his work.
You've got nowhere to go with all this.
Federal Tax Brackets
Your tax bracket is the rate you pay on the "last dollar" you earn; but as a percentage of your income, your tax rate is generally less than that. First, here are the tax rates and the income ranges where they apply:
Follow the following link to the calculator:
Tax Brackets (Federal Income Tax Rates) 2000 through 2011 and 2012
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