Tax total less than 30 years ago

People love to complain about how much their taxes are going up, but a New York Times analysis found that most Americans paid far less in total taxes – federal, state and local – in 2010 than they would have paid with the same inflation-adjusted income in 1980. Not surprisingly, households earning more than $200,000 had the largest percentage declines in total taxation as a share of income, the Times reported, while lower-income households saved little or nothing.