Ezra Klein: The Only Tax Chart That Matters

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September 19, 2012 in Infographics

Says the Washington Post‘s Ezra Klein, who based the above chart on data from Citizens for Tax Justice:

“When politicians try to convince you that half of Americans aren’t really paying taxes, it’s usually because the real data undermines their preferred policies. For instance, you wouldn’t look at these numbers and think tax cuts for the rich need to be a huge priority. And that’s one reason people who want more tax cuts for the rich don’t like to show you these numbers.”

 Here’s the source table from CTJ:

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