Not when our bills exceed our revenue by $1.6 TRILLION in a single year. Income taxes are how we pay a few of our bills. Devaluation is how we pay some others. Debt that we don't ever intend to repay is how we pay for others still. You'd have seen this if you read my post.Income taxes are how we pay our bills.
You make the common mistake of assuming causality where there's barely even correlation. There were many factors that had to do with our growth over the last century and particularly in the 50s - 70s that do not boil down to "what were the tax rates?" Boycotts can do more than take the place of "sound policies." We just don't want to voluntarily bring about consequences to our lifestyles to effect the change we want to see. We'd like someone else to do that for us. You can't expect to American People to reward the same handful of huge corporations with all their purchases but expect some different result than them ending up with all the money and hence all the power.Boycotts have their place but cannot take the place of sound policies that served us so well during the most stable growth in history combined with the strongest middle class.
The latter is agreeable. The former is based on misguided assumptions.Progressive taxation and separating commercial banking from investment banking need to be our top priorities.