Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Charts of the day

First a look at the scale of the recent cuts agreed to as part of the debt ceiling deal:

Source: Marginal Revolution

Remember, the bar on the left represents compassionate, responsible government while the one on the left -- which Maureen Dowd declares to be the Washington Chain Saw Massacre -- will bring, as Ghostbusters put it, forty years of darkness, earthquakes, volcanoes, the dead rising from the grave, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!

Next a look at the rich and their share of taxes:

Source: Taxing Tennessee

For those wondering how much the rich should be taxed in order to pay their fair share, there is a very simple answer: more. Raise taxes and the answer will still be the same.   

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