Statistics don’t lie, people do

(Cross-posted from Think it Through.)

The Washington Post created a new government statistic this week, and played it on page one – the average tax rate. The post story actually highlighted this in red ink: “If Obama’s 2011 budget is enacted: average [tax] rate rises to 21.4%.

If you are wondering whether you pay the “average tax rate,” stop wondering – there is no such rate.

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