“America Is the Highest Taxed Country In the World.” Not By a Long Shot, Mr. Trump.

For almost a year now, in speech after speech, Trump has included that America is the highest taxed country in the world. At the CNN debate Thursday night he reeled off the following: “If you look at what’s going on, we have the highest taxes anywhere in the world. We pay more business tax, we pay more personal tax.”

It’s amazing that Trump is still spouting this drivel, it’s so patently false. America ranked 17th out of 34 countries in taxation in the OECD. The average tax rate per capita in the US is $14203.90. In Luxembourg, the number one country in taxation, the rate is almost $50000 per capita. Corporate taxes in the US are among the highest in the world, but otherwise this is a complete and utter falsehood.

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Sources:

Fact checking the Republican debate

http://www.politifact.com/virginia/statements/2015/oct/20/donald-trump/trump-says-us-has-highest-tax-rate-anywhere-world/

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