Overtaxed America: I really don’t know what to say

A friend sent me this graphic today from the Wall Street Journal which depicts the suffering that Americans experience under the new tax plan.

I saw the “single parent” and thought to myself, “wow, she makes the same amount of money I do” then I noticed the extra zero.

My heart goes out to these people, and to the Wall Street Journal, which is clearly based in a world that I’m wholly unfamiliar with.

It’s tragic, really. You can tell by their faces that they are suffering terribly.

Honestly, as a guy that’s never broken $30K in his lifetime, I can’t adequately express how much rage this is producing.


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About Pete Larson

Researcher at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. Lecturer in the University of Michigan School of Public Health and at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I do epidemiology, public health, GIS, health disparities and environmental justice. I also do music and weird stuff.

4 responses to “Overtaxed America: I really don’t know what to say”

  1. Alicia says :

    Those sad. sad top 1% who will be missing an extra $250/month of their $15,000/month paychecks. Yeah, they won’t really notice that. Stop crying and go vacation in Mazatlan, you sad, rich people.

  2. stumpwater says :

    Head spinning out of control now. I thought at first it was all typos. But it’s not. Unbelievable.

  3. stumpwater says :

    Also note that the only party whose taxes did not increase is portrayed as African American. Disgusting!

  4. Bob says :

    There’s a Revolution coming in this Country,a government that’s broken,businesses running the politicians,endless amounts of money in campaigns,and all with no disclosure,sounds almost Fascist

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