This video is extremely revealing. Now of course again, its nothing new to say that there is income inequality in the US, and that people don't quite know exactly how unequal it is. However, the difference in perception and reality is staggering. This video breaks up a chart which for many people makes it seem not so bad and displays the same information in a different way.
Many republicans have also complained that the money being paid because of taxes is at its highest since 1976. I find this an interesting complaint. They aren't complaining about the tax rates. They are complaining about the amount of money paid. Again I ask, isn't it right that if you have more money you should pay more in taxes?
Pictures such as the above are used to promote the conservative position that the rich pay enough in taxes. However the image forgets to address that the top 20% of americans control 93% of the country's wealth. So I'll end asking once again the same question: Shouldn't a truly fair, and just tax/revenue system be one that is reflective of the reality of things?
You can see more on how some conservatives are pushing their side here.
You can also see my own idea on how to boost the economy here.