Tell me then, friend, how much more would you have them pay in income taxes, considering what they do pay?
And before you start asking about those negative percentages, realize that some 40% of Americans get back more in refundable tax credits than they paid in to begin with. That's right -- 40% of Americans get back more than they had withheld to begin with!
Have the percentages no doubt shifted somewhat? Yeah -- but I'm willing to bet these numbers are within a percentage point or two of what was paid in 2011.
And before you complain about the statistics -- they come from the Congressional Budget Office, based upon statistics from the Obama Treasury Department. Read the report here.