First, Alex showed (based on Congressional Budget Office numbers) who paid for the Federal government:
“The remarkable finding is that the rich and especially the very rich bear by far the largest share of the federal tax liability. The top 10% of households by income, for example, pay more than half of all federal taxes and the top 1% alone pay over a quarter of all federal taxes.”
Then, based on many responses to that first post, he showed who benefits most from the government services:
“Thus in a generous accounting the rich get 26% of the benefits of federal spending and pay 68.7% of the costs. In percentage terms the rich get about 37 cents on the dollar.”
Comments in both posts are all very interesting, well worth the time.