Tax bills for rich families approach 30-year high - Article Photos 3/5

FILE – In this March 1, 2013, file photo House Speaker, Republican John Boehner of Ohio, enters the White House in Washington for a meeting with President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders to discuss the automatic federal spending cuts. Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress say the wealthy must pay their fair share if the federal government is ever going to fix its finances and reduce the budget deficit to a manageable level. A new analysis of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), however, shows that average tax bills for high-income families have rarely been higher since the CBO began tracking the data in 1979, while middle- and low-income families aren’t paying as much as they used to. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)