Here is how each state stacks up today….

The United States Poverty levels broken down by state…….

There are a lot better places than Texas it appears… Hell, even Bachmann and Palin look better when seen next to Perry on that map…….

Now let’s see how we got here….

History of Medium Household Income.

Hmmm. When taxes got cut in ’73… a decline.
When taxes got cut in ’88… a decline.
When taxes got cut in ’01… a decline.

But when we actually raised the top marginal rate………

Whoopee. 1993…. medium income rose to its’ highest level… ever!

When the capital gains tax got cut in 09……. it was over… We have never recovered….

Next time someone asks you to vote for them to cut taxes, stuff this in their face…..

We need to vote for someone with enough balls to explain just how this occurred and why increasing taxes on the wealthy, is good for the entire country… Especially the wealthy themselves……