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From WWII until 1965 we got along smashingly with a TMR of 91%, a 35% capital gains tax and corporate tax structure that had corporations contributing almost half the total tax revenue collected by the Government. During that entire period, the real income of the average American increased faster than the income of the Uberrich 1% and the revenues collected tamed our rivers, defeated Fascism, created the finest education system in the World, built the Interstate, bailed out the Rail Roads and put American on the moon.
For the last 30 years Repugs have cut the TMR to 28%, capital gains to 25% and diddled corporat taxes so they contribute less than 20% of the total collected. During that time, real wages of the middle class have shrunk back to 1964 levels, the interstate has become a joke, more houses than ever are lost to floods, our K-12 schools rank 34th, those bailed out RRs charge AMTRAK a fortune to use the lines we rebuilt with tax dollars and American astronaughts have to hitch a ride with the Russians or the Chinese.
Somebody want to explain how giving all that money to the Uberrich has made things better for America? How about some reasons we should NOT go back to the tax brackets that worked so well?