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Nov 14
Our Last Graph About 9-9-9, and the Only One You Need to See

"Atlantic contributor Jared Bernstein shares a graph from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. It’s based on the Tax Policy Center’s analysis of Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 tax plan. It’s striking, obviously, but not surprising. If you create a flat tax, strip out the deductions for working families, and leave investment income untouched, you’ll inevitably raise taxes across the board except for the investor class.”

Our Last Graph About 9-9-9, and the Only One You Need to See

"Atlantic contributor Jared Bernstein shares a graph from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. It’s based on the Tax Policy Center’s analysis of Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 tax plan. It’s striking, obviously, but not surprising. If you create a flat tax, strip out the deductions for working families, and leave investment income untouched, you’ll inevitably raise taxes across the board except for the investor class.”