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Anyone, whom has ever attempted to do their own taxes knows, there are innumerous deductions for taxes and expenses on the state and local levels. This revenue apportioned to the state and local governments, is SHARED WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. It is redistributed to the states by way of revenue sharing programs approved by the states and Congress. (Or the current graft being employed for votes by the Democrats).
Only the homeless vagrant can subsist day to day without paying any tax on anything. And even they can only avoid being taxed at their death if they die without any worldly goods.
Don't just take my word for it; Ask any Certified Public Accountant.
The United States STILL HAS THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF LIVING FOR THE MONEY. But, the current Administration and Congress is doing it's best, and working overtime, to change that statistic.
I shall defer to The National Review, American Enterprise Institute, Hoover Institution, and the Supreme Court, for insightful information on the level of taxation the Federal Government is entitled to.