http://www.usmessageboard.com/newthread.php?do=newthread&f=19 The Millionaires Who Pay the Highest Tax Rate Warren Buffett and Mitt Romney have managed to create one of the enduring myths of our tax debate: that the rich pay a lower rate than the rest of America. This may be individually true. Buffett pays a lower rate than his secretary and Romney pays a lower rate than most of us who make our living from salaries. But nationally, the tax code is still broadly progressive. The more your make, the more taxes you pay as a percentage of your income.