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and i simply pointed out that IT'S NOT THE 60's ANYMORE. He want the government of the 60s to return as all cave people do.I have zero problem with any of this so long as we return to the scope of government which existed when he was President. Which means everything the government does now, which it didn't do in 1960, gets chucked.
glad i could clear that up for ya.
"You can roll back spending without rolling back civil rights, women's rights, gay rights, technology, workplace safety regulation or any knowledge gained since."
What you're making is a fallacious argument, no one suggested or is it necessary to return to the 60's moral zeitgeist (which wasn't quite cave people btw, give them some credit.)
Who left the fridge open?
Moreover when comparing tax rates on the wealthiest (and everyone else), this needs to be done through the lens of the time and conditions of that time. The effective rate wasn't anywhere near 91% or whatever lame number the left parades around.
SourceHere were the effective individual income tax rates of the 3 very high income AGI groups.
$200,000-$500,000 group: Tax as Share of Amended AGI (%)
1953 = 45.9
1954 = 39.3
1955 = 36.8
1956 = 37.4
1957 = 38.6
1958 = 36.9
1959 = 33.8
1960 = 33.1
1961 = 31.5
$500,000-$1,000,000 group: Tax as Share of Amended AGI (%)
1953 = 46.3
1954 = 38.7
1955 = 35.6
1956 = 36.7
1957 = 36.6
1958 = 36.0
1959 = 32.1
1960 = 30.8
1961 = 29.1
Over $1,000,000 group: Tax as Share of Amended AGI (%)
1953 = 49.3
1954 = 38.8
1955 = 35.8
1956 = 36.1
1957 = 40.0
1958 = 33.1
1959 = 30.6
1960 = 31.3
1961 = 27.2
SOURCE: William Williams, The Changing Progressivity of the Federal Income Tax, National Tax Journal (1964)
One can easily see that the effective rate on the higher brackets lowered over the course of Ike's terms.
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You cannot compare what anyone does today with what Eisenhower did in the '50s, because all of the circumstances are entirely, utterly different.
Of course, it often helps if you WANT to understand a point, and I don't think you really do here.
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