Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Top 20% of Taxpayers Support Nearly All The Rest

From Mark Perry who is a sane Professor of Economics and American Enterprise scholar:


The data is a bit old (2013), but it shows the truth about the takers vs the makers.  Mark is taking into account both payroll taxes and income taxes in his analysis.

2 comments:

Calheintz said...

This is good data, but "quintiles" is a bit obscure. Is it by gross income? Or is it by ?? Maybe show the income level ( ie, 15000 - 25000 etc ) and the number of people in that quintile.

Doug said...

Calheintz, it's by income quintiles. Normally, I give a hyperlink to the source of the information, but I couldn't find this particular graphic on Mark Perry's blog. The source of the above graphic is a tweet from Mark Perry. Thanks for the comment. Come back!