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on May 10, 2012
Author John Gaver has done a remarkable job of researching IRS tax data, collating it into easily-understood, conclusive evidence that the citizens of the U.S. have been duped (surprised?) into believing that the wealthy don't pay their "fair share" of federal taxes.

If you've thought that way, you have a choice - either continue on your path of deception or learn the truth. In a couple hours, you will learn more about economics and taxes by reading this book than you likely did in an entire semester in high school.

Do yourself - and your country - a favor, and read this book right away!
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on April 27, 2012
This book is an eye opener. The complexity of the US tax code is no secret but the misinformation regarding which group pays what continues to permeate society. Mr. Graver doesn't rely on hearsay or subjective "expert opinions" to draw his conclusions. Instead, he uses the latest IRS Collections Data to prove definitively who pays the most taxes and how that's changed over the last 30+/- years. What the data shows is shocking and contrary to what most people believe or at minimum would like to believe. Mr. Graver further points out the consequences of our current tax code and then provides a realistic solution.

This book is a must read for anyone who is interested in the truth and not swayed by talking points or anecdotal data. All sources are fully documented and readily accessible to anyone who wishes to check Mr. Graver's math, which is also outlined in a step by step manner.

Highly Recommended.
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on April 26, 2012
If you're the least bit interested in why "the wealthy don't pay enough taxes", this book is for you. If you're a member of the media who reports that "the wealthy don't pay enough taxes", this book is for you.

This is a book that not only Warren Buffet (who is mentioned numerous times) should read, but anyone who thinks Warren Buffet "doesn't pay enough tax" should also take the time to read this and learn from it. You will not only understand that Warren Buffet actually does pay MORE in taxes than his secretary, but you will also learn WHY Warren Buffet pays more in taxes. John will also help you figure this out on your own and show you why MILLIONS of wealthy people are leaving the US in droves.

This is such an amazing book! It's about time somebody finally put this information on paper. Thank you John Gaver!
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on April 16, 2012
If you suspect our tax system needs a do over, read John Gaver's new book, The Rich Don't Pay Tax!. It's available on Kindle, soon to be out in paperback. It is the most succinct and cogent work on the problem(income tax) and the solution (the FairTax) to date. Great discussion on the top 1%, meticulously researched.
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on May 12, 2012
John Gaver has done some much needed work here and done it very well indeed! I hope every tax paying American will take the time to read the book and especially Part 3. If the solution he proposes were to actually be implemented economic growth in this country would FAR exceed anything anyone alive today in this country has ever seen and do so for many years in the future!
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on February 24, 2013
This book should be required reading for all Americans. The author goes through actual tax numbers provided by the IRS and shows who is paying the most taxes and how it effects the economy. Then he lays out a new plan for fixing the current system.

Will this book help you get rich? Probably not.

Will it help you understand the current system a little better and open your mind to new possibilities? Definitely.

This book took me just under an hour to read, and has completely changed my view on taxes. Well worth buying!
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on July 28, 2013
This book dispels a lot of misconceptions. In fact, the rich DO pay taxes.... but many of them do escape them. The reality is that the current system (the 75,000+ page tax code) is completely unfair, and serves the politicians, lobbyists and those that employ them. It demonstrates some of the problems with the current income tax, and recommends "The Fair Tax" as a solution - - which makes a lot of sense.

I enjoyed reading most of this book, but it did get a little tiresome at times. Lots of detailed data. The book does correctly point out that there is a proposed tax system that IS fair, that WILL INSURE that everyone pays their fair share of federal taxes, will NOT tax the poor, and will tax those in the middle fairly, and the rich heavily, but not unfairly. It's called "The Fair Tax," and I highly recommend getting the book:

THE FAIR TAX by Neil Boortz and read it before buying this book. It has a better overall discussion about the Income Tax and The Fair Tax (a proposed national sales tax). Everyone should get and read that book.
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on June 4, 2012
The first half of the book probably has too much detail for the average Government School educated (indoctrinated) person, although those of us that actually studied rather than just listened to the instructors understand the figures and graphs. However, the second half, which goes into detail about the FairTax and how it could resolve all the problems and arguments illustrated is excellent. Besides showing how these are all addressed, it also subtly addresses most of the Democrat positions for funding their social programs.
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on January 2, 2016
Well-written and clearly explained debunking of the myth that rich people don't pay taxes. They do - and then some.
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on December 17, 2013
Generally I find these kinds of books boring and to be used to help me get to sleep. Not this one! it's well written, easy to read, full of interesting information and at times funny. The author didn't use elaborate high brow language that I needed to keep a dictionary on hand so to understand. Points are clear and substantiated well.
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