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Low-Income Working Families: The Growing Economic Gap, by Brandon Roberts, Deborah Povich, and Mark Mather

In 2011, the top 20 percent of U.S. working families took in 10.1 times the income that went to the bottom 20 percent, up from 9.5 times in 2007. The richest 20 percent took home nearly half, 48 percent of all income. The bottom 20 percent share: less than 5 percent. (source)

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    Let’s see. The top 25% of income earners paid 87.1% of individual income taxes as of 2010, the most recent IRS data available. The bottom 50% paid a total of 2.4%. Inequality? These articles are priceless!

    Nonsense, but entertaining anyway.