On Monday, NewsBusters debunked the media myth that millionaires pay less in taxes as a percent of income than lower earners.
Rather surprisingly, the Associated Press followed suit Tuesday with a stunning piece that began, "President Barack Obama makes it sound as if there are millionaires all over America paying taxes at lower rates than their secretaries":
The data tell a different story. On average, the wealthiest people in America pay a lot more taxes than the middle class or the poor, according to private and government data. They pay at a higher rate, and as a group, they contribute a much larger share of the overall taxes collected by the federal government.