For $hits and giggles I grabbed a tax return from my files and looked.
Married couple, wife is stay at home, 2 kids. Hubby made $225,000 in 2011.
Adjusted gross income of $231,000
Taxable Income of $183,000
Total Federal tax, incuding AMT tax $40,409
Effective rate of 17 percent, marginal rate 28 percent.
I looked at a few others and same scenario... hubby earns $150K and then the effective rate is only 13 percent.
Conclusion..FACT not OPINION.
Romney paid a higher tax rate than almost ALL married Americans earning $150,000 and less jointly.