Fox News defends Steven Mnuchin's wife after she boasts about flying on government plane by pointing out the rich pay more taxes

Fox News defends Steven Mnuchin's wife after she boasts about flying on government plane by pointing out the rich pay more taxes

Neil Cavuto: "Those who pay taxes, it's disproportionately the top, the rich"

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From the August 22 edition of Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto:

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NEIL CAVUTO (HOST): I do want to get to the idea of who pays what in taxes and this is kind of interesting. Heather, I'll address you. And we can all fault -- I mean, she's a young actress and she's just married and she's just new to this Washington, D.C. So, I'm not going to pick apart how she responds on social media. That's always a tough area. But this is interesting. When you talk about what those who pay taxes, it's disproportionately, the top, the rich, the top 5 percent.

HEATHER ZUMARRAGA: Forty-nine percent pay zero income tax.

CAVUTO: Well, I will get to that. I want to show you that 60 percent of the taxes raised in this country are paid by the top 5 percent. The top 1 percent of whom I think the treasury secretary and his beautiful wife are members -- 40 percent of the taxes raised are paid by that 1 percent.

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