For years I’ve been saying that we Americans pay among the highest amount of taxes in the entire world. Invariably, whenever I say that, a few folks get upset and tell me I’m wrong because of some article they read once. Or something.
Today I’m going to lay out specifically why Americans pay among the highest taxes in the world, with specific breakdowns of the taxes I’m talking about, and with links to my sources.
When I say Americans pay among the highest taxes in the world, I’m talking about the total amount of taxes the typical American pays as a percentage of his income. I’m not talking about anything else.