I appologize in advance for the math phrasing but, tlmorg02, if you could indulge me in the following.
For the top 1% bracket, or alternately the 5 quintiles of taxpayers:
Define "Y", where "Y" is percentage of income paid in federal taxes that satisfies your definition of "reasonable".
Define "F(x)", where "x" is share of national income such that "Y=F(x)"
I don't expect a purely mathematically phrased answer. For example my response would be, "A reasonable share of federal taxes as a percentage of income is when that share equals the share of national income". Alternately, F(x) = x so that Y=x.
Last edited by Deuce; 10-07-10 at 06:34 PM.
One of you will end up here next!