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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Some Numbers That Are Real!!

If you weren't sure that the Occupy Wall Street folks had a real complaint, these facts should dispel any doubts.

Since 1979, the richest 1% of U.S Households saw their after tax incomes increase by 275%.

In that same period, the incomes of the 60% of the households that make up the middle class had an after tax income increase of 39%

While the bottom 20% of all households had an increase of 18%.

Source of these numbers?  The Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

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