I'd really like to see this chart with the top 0.1% broken out. Most people would be gobsmacked by the reality of it.
"What's a sociologizer to do? Well, what you see, over and over, is that they find ways to avoid talking about the one percent. They talk about the top quintile, or at most the top 5 percent; this lets them discuss rising incomes at the top as if we were talking about two married lawyers or doctors, not the CEOs and private equity managers who are actually driving the numbers. And this in turn lets them keep the focus on comfortable topics like family structure, and away from uncomfortable topics like runaway finance and the corruption of our politics by great wealth. This is, by the way, why the Occupy slogan about the one percent is so brilliant. I would actually argue that the number should be even smaller. But one percent is an easy to remember number, and small enough to make it clear that we're not talking about the upper middle class. And that's good. The myth of the deserving rich is, in its own way, as destructive as the myth of the undeserving poor."
The army of paid shills and corporate media do a remarkable job of obfuscating the issue for the vast majority. But things are getting so bad that the truth of the situation is seeping through, and the people are not happy about it. We need a sea change in tax policy and our public spending levels and priorities.