What If The US Were Divided By Income?

What would the United States look like if it were divided according to wealth? The Congressional Budget Office confirms that the top one percent has tripled its income since 1979, while the upper middle class has increased its wealth much more

What would the United States look like if it were divided according to wealth? The Congressional Budget Office confirms that the top one percent has tripled its income since 1979, while the upper middle class has increased its wealth much more modestly, and the rest of the country has seen only a small gain.

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Yes, that's the majority of us there in that little strip along the bottom of the map. And remember, there are a whole lot more of us in that little strip than there are in the top portions.

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Senior Editor, Lives in a gerrymandered district in Michigan.

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