Mitt Romney likely pays about 14% on his $8 - $40 million a year or so income in Federal taxes (and remember these stinking lazy goons pay much less in local taxes etc as a percentage of their income than grannies do).
"When President Obama released his plan to implement the “Buffett rule” — which would ensure that millionaires can’t pay a lower tax rate than middle-class families — 2012 GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney derided it as “class warfare,”
Just how much Romney pays in taxes is, for the moment, a private matter. But his income is public knowledge. In August, Romney disclosed that in 2010 he and his wife made between $1.1 million and $2.8 million in royalties, salary, speaking fees and interest, most of which was likely taxed at a marginal rate of 35%, after accounting for deductions. The Romneys made an additional $5.5 million to $37.3 million from dividends and capital gains, which is generally taxed at a much lower rate of 15%.
Calculating the Romneys’ exact tax burden is not possible from the public records because of a number of factors, like the amount of money that Romney deducted from his taxes and the length of time that he owned investments, are unknown. But ballpark estimates are possible. Assuming that Romney declared roughly the same number of deductions as others in his income level and that his dividend and capital gains income qualified for the 15% bracket, Romney would have paid roughly 14% of his gross income in taxes to the federal government in 2010 according to Bob McIntyre, who crafts tax policy at the left-leaning Citizens for Tax Justice."
Bloomberg poll of global investors-
"Can Congress increase the income tax on the wealthy? It can if the latest Bloomberg Poll is any indicator -- global investors overwhelming support President Barack Obama's proposed tax increase on adults with adjusted gross incomes of $1 million or more annually.
In the poll, 63 percent of those 1,031 global investors polled by Bloomberg News on Sept. 26 approved of President Obama's proposal, know as the "Buffett Rule" after Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) Chairman Warren Buffett.
Among U.S. investors, support for the tax hike on the wealthy was lower, with only 40 percent favoring it.
Europeans favored Obama's upper income tax 78 percent to 17 percent against. In Asia, the spread was 69 percent to 21 percent."