One For You, 19 For Me

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Since we’re all in the throes of tax season (hey, that trillion dollar F-35 boondoggle isn’t going to pay for itself, ya know) I thought these graphics from Statista were pretty interesting. It’s hard to believe there was a time that the marginal income tax rate in the U.S. was 94%:


I was even more surprised that the UK tax burden is so historically high (keep in mind this graph and the one above represent two very different things; above shows the highest marginal rate, whereas below shows what percentage of taxes in the aggregate are in relation to the nation’s GDP):


But, hey, I guess it could always be a lot worse: (although I would hasten to add that every country listed below is prosperous):