The Tomah Journal raises a great point about folks like Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terrence Wall, whose income puts him among Wisconsin’s top one percent of wage earners (emphasis mine):
Required candidate filings put Wall’s 2009 income at as much as $14.2 million, near the top of Wisconsin’s richest 1 percent. Households in that elite sliver of the state, notes one Wisconsin research institute, pay only 6.7 percent of their incomes in state and local taxes. Working families in Wisconsin’s bottom 20 percent average a state and local tax bill that runs 9.2 percent.
Or in the case of Terrence Wall’s household, they pay 0.0% of their incomes in state and local taxes.