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July 12, 2006


The "millions of Americans" claim is misleading, to be sure, but it may not be false. According to Wikipedia, there are about 113,146,000 households in the US. While the pluralization may be unjustified, 1% of that is still over a million households. If the next few highest percentiles are also experiencing significant jumps, then the WSJ can make its claim. I agree that a more comprehensive examination belies the claim that the tax cuts have been good for most Americans, but strictly speaking the WSJ may not be making a false claim re: the millions of Americans experiencing greater incomes.

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