The bottom 50% of wage earners pay.......are you ready? 3.46% of US taxes.
Also, there is no basis to posit that the man with all those fish is ever telling a starving man to go fish. That is a specious argument. I have been rich and poor, and I can tell you that you have a much better chance of getting a fish, if you genuinely need one, from someone who has the fish to spare. But, I'm getting a Haddock talking about this.
Finally, you made some tangential reference to my listening to or trusting a politician. I'm not sure upon what you based that assertion, but if you knew me better, you would know that I see politicians as a necessary factor in a representative republic, and that it is incumbent upon all of us to be well informed about them and their beliefs so that we can make good choices in whom we elect.
It is for this reason that I am so disappointed in our current President, or more accurately in those who elected him by their vote. It was observed during the campaign that he is a 'blank slate," upon which the voter can project his own beliefs and mistakenly assign them to that candidate. For millions of our people, that is exactly what happened, like the story of the group of blind men and the elephant.