Now, this calculation is for two wage-slaves making a measly $42k each. Should you be one of the fortunate "wealthy", who make some REAL dough, you don't pay no steeenkin' 46%, no sir!
To be precise, for an average two-person family earning $83,700, income tax in 2007 accounted for more than a third of all taxation. (Those in lower income groups paid a smaller share.)
But the bigger surprise comes when all forms of taxation are taken into account. And boy, taxation can take a whole lot of forms.
The same average family paid -- get ready for it -- 46.5 per cent of its income in taxes.
Your damage is probably up north of 50%, heading for 60%.
So the next time you look at your bank account and wonder where the hell that raise you just got has vanished to, you can stop wondering. The government TOOK IT FROM YOU. And you voted for those sons of bitches, you idiot.
What you should start wondering about is how to defeat them and vote in somebody who will stop stealing all your damn money. Start small, maybe with the city. Tax cuts at the city level, there's a concept for you eh?