A Flea in the Fur of the Beast

“Death, fire, and burglary make all men equals.” —Dickens

Showing the impact of Obama and Romney’s tax plans (CHART)

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This is the clearest visual description of the difference between Romney and Obama’s tax plans.  Unlike most charts, this one from Naomi Robbins at Forbes (refining a chart from Ezra Klein) modifies his chart so that the horizontal axis so it is scaled correctly. What it shows is how narrowly Obama’s tax cuts affect the wealthy (the parts of the blue towards the right are very narrow meaning very few people are affected).  Romney’s plan gives a ton of tax cuts to the highest income people and the cost is borne across a large number of low income Americans.  I don’t think that’s fair, and this should be what the election is about, not selectively editing quotes about whether or not you did or did not build that.

Written by pdxblake

August 1, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Posted in barack obama, Economics, Mitt Romney

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