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Who pays a greater portion of their income in federal taxes: the middle class or the upper 1% of income earners?

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Per the Congressional Budget Office's latest estimates of federal tax burdens, households in the middle 20% of the U.S. income distribution paid an average federal tax rate of 11.5%, as compared to 29.4% for the top 1% of income earners.

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