We're a reasonable stand-in for the average, affluent American family. We've got two incomes (software architect and public school reading tutor), two kids, and own a house. We're doing well but aren't exactly independently wealthy.
Let's run the numbers:
% of our income paid in federal income tax: 12.7%There's some data. I won't try to draw any grand conclusions. Well, maybe one:
% of our income paid to social security and medicare taxes: 6.8%
% of our income paid to state and local taxes (mostly property because we live in NH): 3.6%
% of our income paid to medical costs (insurance premiums and expenses): 10%
% of our income paid to all taxes combined: 23%
% of our income paid to all taxes plus medical: 33%
If this country got universal health care, and my family got a 75% income tax increase, we would still come out ahead.