The bias in this graph is not with the data, but with the title. The actual data here is not biased, in fact: the data is great. It is wonderful. The actual data itself shows that conservatives are right about everything and that if only everyone adopted the conservative view then we would live in a perfect world.
What this graph clearly shows is that when union membership is high, people who work hard and do a good job in business are not rewarded as much as they could be. On the other hand, when union membership decreases, the people who work hard and do a good job in business are rewarded more for the wonderful, fantastic things that they do.
But the title and labels in the graph are horrifically biased, and skewed to somehow make it seem like success is actually bad.
THAT’S RIGHT I SAID IT! Liberals think that success is bad.
The red line in the graph is labelled “share of income going to the top 10%.” What it should really say is “the amount that we reward people for doing good deeds.” Liberals want to use the extremely biased term “top 10%” to cause resentment and class warfare. But think about it: How did they get to be the top 10%? By being successful, working hard, and being good at their jobs, obviously! Therefore, the label “top 10%” should be replaced with “awesome people who deserve lots of stuff.”
Moreover, the title of the graph uses the term “shared prosperity.” This is a nonsense term. I suspect it is a synonym for “communism” and “socialism” and “Hitler” and all of those other words that are essentially interchangeable. Cuba. Hip-hop Barbeque. You get the idea.
When people say “shared prosperity” they are trying to get you to think it is a good thing. Liberals who don’t think very hard about things see the word “share” and it makes them feel good, and they see the word “prosperity” and it makes them feel good, so they think “shared prosperity” is a good thing.
But you and I know better, don’t we? We know that anyone who “shares” their prosperity is just enabling lazy poor people to sit around and do nothing all day at the expense of the successful millionaires who actually deserve to have money.
Anyone who tells you anything else is just spewing liberal bias!!!!
Graph Data Source: Jon Melegrito’s analysis of Historical Statistics of the United States, unitedstates.com, Piketty and Saez, 2003, and The World Top Incomes Database
Graph Found Via: AFSCME.org