Inequalistan: Debunking the “top 10% pay 70% of all income taxes” baloney

By Xeni Jardin ||

Chris Hayes has a new show on MSNBC, “Up with Chris Hayes,” and the first week has been pretty great. In the clip above, he illustrates the bait-and-switch trope being tossed around by conservative pundits of late—this notion that “the top ten percent pay 70 percent of all income taxes.” Chris debunks that by presenting the tax system of a hypothetical country of ten people: “Inequalistan.”


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