Excerpt: A married couple with adjusted gross income of between $50,000 and $60,000 a year under the tax plan would receive a tax cut of $90 in 2014 and $150 in 2015. Married taxpayers making more than $300,000 a year would receive an average cut of $1,627 in 2014 and $2,584 in 2015.
I always like to see how these kind of numbers look on a column graph.
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Source: 2012 Statistical Abstract
The median household income in 2009 was $49,777. This amount serves as a dividing line between two equal groups, i.e., those households having an income less than $49,777 and those having an income more than $49,777.
About 20% of households have an income of $100,000 or more.
In other words, most of the tax cuts will benefit the highest 5th of households. (This 20% of households takes in 50% of all income.)