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Top Federal income tax brackets 1950 – 2011

The basic information for historic individual income tax rates came from the National Taxpayers Union, but the graph is my own. It speaks for itself. I especially like the 39.6% during the Clinton years. It looks so much less than 40%.

The 62 year average is 59.7%.

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Written by Tom Fox

07/25/2011 at 10:00 pm

Posted in Politics

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  1. […] Facts are facts, but interpretation and analysis is something else. That the amounts of individual Federal income tax receipts for 2009 and 2010, as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), are at seventeen year lows counts as a fact. The possible beneficial effects of increasing individual income tax receipts is just a suggestion. See: Top Federal income tax brackets 1950 – 2011 […]


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