USA: #1 in tax whining (Edward Kleinbard)

Perhaps the wittiest of panelists at yesterday's Ojai Chautauqua on income inequality was Edward Kleinbard, a USC professor of business and law, and author of the new book We Are Better Than This

At one point he put up this chart, in defense of his statement that the USA was "#1 in tax whining."

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At another point he agreed with conservative William Voegeli, who pointed out that after winning the national election in 2012, the Democrats didn't have the nerve to follow through and raise taxes on the wealthy. Kleinbard called President Obama and Congressional Democrats "wussies" for promising not to raise taxes on anyone making less than $400,000 a year.

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