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10 stunning and myth-busting charts on the U.S. tax system

Posted: September 30, 2012 at 8:30 am   /   by

Think you know about the U.S. tax system? Check these charts to be be sure. You may be surprised.

Here are the first few, but you must click through and look at them all:

 1. The U.S. income tax code is very progressive:


2. And it is more progressive than what it used to be:


3. Even with tax breaks, the system is progressive:

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Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook

Managing Editor at Western Free Press
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including (now a part of Western Free Press) and He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to
Christopher Cook