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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 02:18 PM
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Top Marginal tax rates (1920-2008)
Edited on Wed Nov-30-11 02:23 PM by SoCalDem
http://politics.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId...




and this...


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internal_Revenue_Service
A copy of the very first IRS 1040 form, dated 1913, can be found at the IRS website showing that only those with incomes of $3,000 or more were instructed to file (the equivalent of $68,612 in 2011 adjusted for inflation).
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WildNovember Donating Member (726 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 02:20 PM
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1. Except the Bush tax cuts were extended, not rolled back, so that last upward jog in the graph didn't
happen.
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Armin-A Donating Member (99 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 02:22 PM
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2. Look at just prior to great depression
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sam11111 Donating Member (638 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 02:45 PM
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3. think tank has great artIcle on this! Golden Age of Truman etc explained
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sam11111 Donating Member (638 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 02:47 PM
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4. main cause of the Debt charted
Edited on Wed Nov-30-11 02:56 PM by sam11111

Source------
That short short article mentioned in my re: above.

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Here's the link again

http://www.ourfuture.org/blog-entry/2010041625/13-ways-...
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