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Average Federal Tax Rates by Income Quintile

(December 6, 2017 06:27 PM, by David Henderson) A number of friends on Facebook have been discussing whether the federal tax system is "progressive." That word has emotive content--"progressive" seems good--but all it means is that the higher your income, the higher your tax rate. One economist friend... (15 COMMENTS)
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