During these difficult economic times when our leaders are engaging in class warfare and attacking the top “1 percent” all Americans should be informed about federal taxes.  A good start is the information show in the 21 charts depicted on the two articles linked to below.

The Atlantic:  “If you care about national values, or the relationship of citizens to their government, or the way we choose to award and discourage behavior, there is nowhere better to start than the gnarled and fascinating world of levies and tax breaks. Tax week gives American families a reason to consider moving to Bermuda, but it also gives me an excuse to spend the day finding my favorite, most controversial, and most illuminating graphs about taxes. Here they are.”

See also “Top Ten Federal Tax Charts.”