How tax brackets actually work

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Shared January 18, 2019

There is a common misunderstanding about how tax brackets work in the US, and it’s causing us to have uninformed debates about taxes.

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Watch our video on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's 70% tax plan here: https://youtu.be/bWRO-M47eCY

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The TEx crew took a deep dive into Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's proposal for a marginal tax rate of 70% for top earners in America. A lot of people are upset, and even more have no idea how it works.

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When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proposed a 70 percent top income tax rate, many conservatives started saying Democrats wants to take away 70 percent of Americans’ hard-earned money. This is not only wrong, but it takes advantage of something Americans have long misunderstood: tax brackets. It’s time to fix that with a simple, paper-made video.

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