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That's 46% in income taxes, I guess?  I think they've got the tax rates mixed up for Britain and America.  I believe Britain has a 40% bracket that kicks in roughly at £40k/year.  As you said, the top rate in the states in 35%, and I doubt most people are paying very high income-tax rates at the state and local levels.  Total government spending -- federal, state and local -- in America was only 35-36% of output, last I read, but that's adding in sales, property, luxury, etc.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Tue Mar 20th, 2007 at 11:18:05 AM EST

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