. Which is better for America's consumer driven economy, one billionaire or 1,000 millionaires? What can politician's do to stop the redistribution of wealth? Warren Buffett: I dont pay hardly any payroll taxes. Governor Romney hardly pays any payroll taxes, Newt Gingrich hardly pays any payroll taxes. Debbie pays lots of payroll taxes. And the American public does but they havent really understood that what goes to the American government is a combination of the two, payroll taxes and income taxes. And there are figures that show that the people in the $10-20 thousand bracket are paying as much in the combination of payroll and income taxes as the ultra rich. .