Income Gap and Marginal Tax Rate 1917-2006

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. {Click on the image to take a closer look} magnifying glass

[tags]Income Inequality, United States, Marginal Tax Rate[/tags]