CBO graph is the one showing the income growth of the top 1% of Americans. It's the faint blue line showing a rising series of peaks and higher valleys. The other 99% of Americans are in a darker series of flat lines with a very slight incline.
Can you make out the number at the end of the light blue top 1% line? I bolded it in red for those who can't see the richest American's income grew 192%.
I added the founding dates of top private equity underwriters, the people getting the massive income growth while enacting strategies that held down pay for the other 99%, at least those employed by PEU owned companies.
Most of the country lives in a financial flood plain where economic shocks can quickly put many underwater. The top 1% keep getting to higher and higher ground. They'll be warm and dry when the next crisis of their own making comes around.
Update 3-3-17: Wealth grew for those at the top starting in 2000 while employment conditions in the U.S. remain bleak.
Update 3-4-17: The great wealth transfer to members of the Government-Corporate Monstrosity continues unabated.
Update 3-14-17: Wages for ordinary workers aren't growing.
Update 4-2-17: These trends occurred under 16 years of Blue Team White House (Clinton and Obama) and 20 years of Red Team Presidents (Reagan, Bush 1 and Bush 2). Both Political Houses aligned their parties with the PEU class.
Update 4-15-17: Carlyle's Sandra Horbach described how our world became PEU.