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John Haskell

About John Haskell

John graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a degree in Political Science, and from the University of Maine School of Law. He has worked in both the public and private sectors, and currently, works with a small business services company in the Mid-Coast area.

Taxes, Government Transfers, and Income Inequality

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THE Congressional Budget Office recently published a report, The Distribution of Household Income and Federal Taxes, 2011, which examines incomes and taxes across income brackets from 1979 – 2011.  In short, the report found that higher earners experienced greater income gains, and government transfers and taxes helped reduce inequality. As the report notes, market income* has grown considerably for […]