So far, tax policy has not been a central focus of the Democratic presidential primary: none of the campaigns have released comprehensive tax reform proposals and few candidates have devoted much attention to the issue....
- Fraction of Each Quintile's Total Tax Burden Account...
Fraction of Each Quintile's Total Tax Burden Accounted for by Each Type of Tax, Calendar Year 2004
Note: This table measures the economic incidence of taxes rather than the legal incidence. For a more detailed explanation, see "Who Pays Taxes and Who Receives Government Spending? An Analysis of Federal, State and Local Tax and Spending Distributions, 1991-2004," Tax Foundation Working Paper, No. 1, March 2007, available at http://www.taxfoundation.org/files/wp1.pdf.
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