The top 5%, everyone declaring over $160K (remember, this is on filings, think dual income household filing jointly), About 7 million of the population of 330 million (apples and oranges - it is 7 million filings out of 140 million), paid $605 billion or 59% of total income taxes raised.
9.5 million returns reported unemployment income up 25% to a total of $43.7 billion.
75% of tax returns contribute only about another $114 Billion in Federal revenue.
Just what is 'fair share?'
This is Tax Foundation data from 2008.
Accurate Reality: We cannot sustain a government this big on the wealth creating efforts of so few.