Well sure, if you're dumb enough to pay tax on the money your company is paying you in salary as well as paying income tax on it then you probably are paying a 75% effective tax rate.
And if you're stupid enough to believe "apples and oranges" methodologies of taxation calculation is an absolute measure of how national macroeconomics can effectively manipulate tax liability, then you overlook most of the equation. Whether willful ignorance or devout kool-aid swigger, how can one overlook all of the variables we chose not to consider. Taxation is but one manipulated variable that is MEANINGLESS if you fail to look at the WHOLE economic dynamic. But please go ahead with a delusional oversimplification of an even 75% rate of funny money in the vacuum between your ears just to be a righteous fundamentalist. Go ahead and fight for your fair tax rate while overlooking any nation's complete reign on monetary values, market manipulation, price propaganda, supply glut and/or shortages, embargoes, sanctions, deregulation, lobbies, dirty tricks, lies, organized crime, black and grey markets, corporate espionage, customs, law enforcement, TSA, border patrol, fences, war on drugs, planned obsolescence, decaying infrastructure, jammed highways, ruined schools, jails jails jails, and national defense.... well then you sound as stupid as the Tea Party pretends to be. You can pick any ol' number you want and I guarantee that it won't fix your perpetual and frustrated economic irrelevance in this funny money poker game of democracy, capitalism, and free will in the 21st Century. Obsess all you want on one variable, and watch it become completely irrelevant before your very eyes. The meaning of life and cure for all ills should be so simple, so black and white, so righteously graced by the divine... "We're number .... " whatever.
We continue to argue these inconsequential points as if it has bearing on the results. What a bunch of numb skulls we've become when politics has reduced society to neutered fanboys' irrelevant cross town rivalry in a game of fool-ball. Who cares who wins in a game that doesn't really matter. It comes down to how we live our lives here together on earth. Nothing more or less. A fool's folly, no matter the taxes.