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    wage stagnation, increased poverty rates, rising consumer debt — stands in sharp contrast to earlier periods in American history, when an expanding economy brought broader prosperity and created a large and dynamic middle class. The charts show the complexity of the economic picture."

    Home | What Went Wrong: The Betrayal of The American Dream

    "We feature charts, maps, photos and other visualizations that reflect the state of the economy as part of our What Went Wrong project. Today's column chart shows the growing disparity between what individuals and corporations pay in taxes. In the 1950s, the difference was 22 percent. Recent figures show the difference is 62 percent."

    Are corporation taxes too high? See the link below.

    Who pays the taxes? | What Went Wrong: The Betrayal of The American Dream
     

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