Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Who ain’t pulling his oar? Joe Lieberman!

Via:  Visualizing Economics 

Income Gap and Marginal Tax Rate 1917-2006 

Thank you, Joe Lieberman!  We wouldn’t want all those rich Republicans you represent in Connecticut to have to pay more taxes!


From the Nation. The top graph shows the average income of the top o.o1% compared to the bottom 90%. The higher the peak the bigger the gap between the two groups. In 2006 you would need an income of over $10 million to make it into the top 0.01% while your income would have to be less than $100,000 to be in the bottom 90. The second graph shows the marginal tax rate over the same time period. Here is graph I created plotting similar data.

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