According to USA Today,
This year, households making more than $1 million will pay an average 29.1% of their income in federal taxes, including income taxes, payroll taxes and other taxes, according to the Tax Policy Center, a Washington think tank.
Households making between $50,000 and $75,000 will pay an average of 15% of their income in federal taxes.
Lower-income households will pay less. For example, households making between $40,000 and $50,000 will pay an average of 12.5% of their income in federal taxes. Households making between $20,000 and $30,000 will pay 5.7%.So in other words, for all his rhetoric, Obama either appears to be ignorant of the facts or he is engaging in class warfare lies.
I was listening to talk radio earlier this week when a caller who claimed to be an immigrant to the U.S. (apparently from the former U.S.S.R.) said first the government took more and more of the wealth of the "rich" by taxation. Then they took their property by force of law.