In general, the proposed numbers/percentages have problems – and this is interesting:
The U.S. tax system also stands out for its progressivity. In 2018, after the Trump tax cuts, the top 50% of all taxpayers paid 97% of all federal individual income taxes, while the bottom 50% paid the remaining 3%. However, state income taxes and payroll taxes are much less progressive.
Interestingly, according to tax increase promoters, the top half does not “pay its fair share”. What would be fair share and how do you define “fair”?