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  •  To the Top Quartile? Seriously. (0+ / 0-)

    The data in the chart is simply a snapshot of reported income to the IRS in 2009.

    The Boomers, one would think, would show up as a wave, or at least a ripple, in the highest quartile.  Not so.

    A simple graph demonstrating the age demographics of the 150Million or so workers in 2009 might be enough to demonstrate that, in fact, Americans are poorly paid.  

    Here's one.  See Page 3 of this CBO Report
    The Changing Demographic Profile of the United States

    More than just being double in size, the population has become qualitatively different from what it was in 1950. As noted by the Population Reference Bureau, “The U.S. is getting bigger, older, and more di
    verse.”

    It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

    by War on Error on Sun Sep 11, 2011 at 06:42:56 AM PDT

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    •  Sorry, the Baby Boom Wave Chart on page 3 (0+ / 0-)

      It is certainly not showing up in the wage chart.

      And, btw, the boomers could go to college without amassing huge debt, unlike our grandchildren.

      The College Debt Slave Factories

      Nice work Congress and State Governors.

      It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

      by War on Error on Sun Sep 11, 2011 at 06:45:01 AM PDT

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