"In 1776 the United States became perhaps the only country ever to be founded after a revolution based largely on the explicit issue of tax rates. More than two centuries later the issue still resonates loudly, and not just among right-wing Tea Party activists.
Wealth for the Common Good, a group of left-wing trust fund babies and other wealthy individuals pushing for higher taxes on the rich, released a report Tuesday saying that from 1955 to 2007, the tax rate paid by the 400 highest-income earners fell by two-thirds. Meanwhile the tax burden on the middle class, WCG said, rose by about 1%."
April 15, 2010
Tycoon Tax Bite Down By Two-Thirds Since 1955 - Forbes.com: