The income made by, and the taxes paid by, the rich, in one graph
By Ezra Klein

Much of my story about the economic thinking behind the GOP’s resistance to any and all kinds of tax increases is, in practice, about the tax increases on the wealthy, as that’s all the Democrats have really put on the table. So it’s worth posting this graph that the kind folks at the Hamilton Project worked up for me to provide some context: Over the past 30 years, the very rich have seen their real taxes fall sharply even as they’ve seen their incomes rise rapidly.

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