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vox.com/policy-and-pol… I don’t think conservative leaders are confused about how marginal tax rates work. They’re just lying. Still, your Fox News watching relatives are probably confused, so give them this explainer.
A simple way to explain it to your Fox grandpa: Say the 70% tax rate kicks in at one million dollars, and it’s 30% before that. You make one million and one dollar. Only the one dollar is taxed at 70%. The rest is taxed at 30%.
To be clear, Fox News grandpa will probably kick and scream and declare you’re lying when you tell the truth. But a small fraction of people really are confused. And the rest are going to have a harder time gulping down lies if you keep pressing, politely but firmly, the truth.
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