Government of the 1 per cent, for the 1 per cent, by the 1 per cent | rabble.ca

Government of the 1 per cent, for the 1 per cent, by the 1 per cent – Armine Yalnizyan @ rabble.ca.

I think that Armine Yalnizyan is a national treasure.  Here’s some straight talk for those of us who need someone else to do the math.

it’s not common to make more than $150,000. Only 2% of Canada’s tax-filers do. If you include the whole population, only 1.5% of Canadians do……

As a point of reference, the halfway mark of the distribution of incomes for families raising children in 2008 was $48,000. That’s after taxes. That’s only $2,000 more than it was in 1976. Yet today’s young family is better educated and has more adults working than a generation ago.

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