The Engaged Electorate
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." Thomas Jefferson
The Party is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted - Mike Lofgren

Generally, the richer the individual is, the more likely his income is derived from capital gains and dividends, which are already taxed at less than half the top marginal income tax rate, than from his salary. This current inequity in the tax code accounts for the fact that the four hundred richest Americans have been paying an average effective federal income tax rate of 17 percent since the passage of the Bush tax cuts - little more than half of what they had paid in the early 1990s - even as their combined income quadrupled.

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