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Response to Nye Bevan (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2013, 01:23 AM

13. Historically, those are miserly increases.

In the 50s and 60s,
the top rate was 91%, set by Republican President Dwight Eisenhower who insisted that the RICH pay their share of the National Debt.

The Top Rate was lowered to 70% in the mid-60s by JFK AFTER the War Debt was Paid Off.


The truth is,
today's "New Democrat" Party is fighting to Keep Taxes Historically LOW on the Rich,
especially when weighed against what is necessary to get us back on our feet again.

The Party leadership has done just enough to frame themselves as Taxing the Rich
without causing ANY distress to the very wealthy.


"There are forces within the Democratic Party who want us to sound like kinder, gentler Republicans.
I want a party that will STAND UP for Working Americans."
---Paul Wellstone


photo by bvar22
Shortly before Sen Wellstone was killed

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