"the top 5 percent of income earners in this country pay between 51-52 percent of the TOTAL national income tax"
as in, the top 5% of individuals
you can try and worm out of it, but this post is about the tax burden on individuals. i don't knwo what the fuck you're trying to turn it inoto- the collective pain of the top 5% of tax paying individuals or some shit- but this is what the issue is, and this is what you're trying to avoid discussing.
shit, you started the discussion, you could at least try and engage it.