US Taxes Almost Lowest in OECD Countries

When the subject of revenue increases comes up, Republicans usually complain that the United States is among the most highly taxed country in the world, and that taxes must be lowered.

Here’s a graph — from a report by Citizens for Tax Justice — that proves that the US bears nearly the lowest tax “burden” among OECD countries..

The US is third from the bottom in this graph. Only Chile and Mexico have a lower rate, measured as the total of local, state and federal taxes as a percentage of GDP.


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