US taxes

From Bush by Jean Edward Smith:

“American tax rates are among the lowest in the developed world. According to figures prepared by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the United States ranks seventeenth in terms of the percentage of gross domestic product collected in taxes. The OECD figures include all forms of taxes: income, sales, value added, state, and local. Sweden leads the list with 50.1 percent, followed by the other Scandinavian countries, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Britain, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Canada, Turkey, Ireland, and the United States (28.2 percent).”

Beware of John McCain and other Republicans who may try to mislead you with a partial narrative.