US Household Income in 2009
Households
Income %
< $15,000 13.0
$15,000 to $24,999 11.9
$25,000 to $34,999 11.1
$35,000 to $49,999 14.1
$50,000 to $74,999 18.1
$75,000 to $99,999 11.5
$100,000 to $149,999 11.9
$150,000 to $199,999 4.4
 > = $200,000 3.8
Total 99.8
Median Income $49,777
Mean Income $67,976
Households 117,538,000
Total Household Income $7,989.76   billions
Total US GDP $14,526.50   billions
Household Income/GDP 0.550
Notes: 
1. US Census Bureau online 6/4/12 Table 690.
2. There is a lot of income not reported here.
3. All income is controlled by a person - owner or stockholder.
4. The US should dump most income taxes for a VAT.
5. The IRS could then monitor high earners paying income taxes.
6. Notes 2-5 explain why the Congress fails to improve the US income tax system!