By Cecil Johnson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Jan. 12--PERFECTLY LEGAL: THE COVERT CAMPAIGN TO RIG OUR TAX SYSTEM TO BENEFIT THE SUPER RICH -- AND CHEAT EVERYBODY ELSE
By David Cay Johnston Portfolio, 338 pages $25.95
Ernest Hemingway replied to F. Scott Fitzgerald's observation that the rich "are different from you and me" with the comment, "Yes, they have more money."
Now comes Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston with a thoroughgoing examination of another way in which the rich differ from low-income, middle-income and merely affluent people. Johnston shows in his new book, Perfectly Legal, that Americans who have the most money pay less of it in taxes than other Americans.
"The tax system is being used by the rich, through their allies in Congress, to shift risks off themselves and onto everyone else," Johnston …