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Old 04-08-2019, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Since the 1980s, it seems to me that we have seen a relentless series of tax cuts of various types, but especially for those at the top. Now that we are running a deficit, folks who want to balance the budget with some revenue options (back to, say, 1990s tax and spending levels) are considered socialists and communists. How can after 15 steps to the right 2 steps to the left be a socialist revolution?

My wife thinks it is pure political mud slinging (say the most outrageous thing you can get by with and hope it sticks). Is she right?

Agreed.



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Old 04-08-2019, 12:03 PM
 
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Agreed.


Guess that cartoon left off the little part where for most of this country's history, the top income tax rate was 0%.

I know... it sucks... I hate it when facts don't fit my agenda, too. I guess I should have been a journalist instead of a scientist because then it doesn't matter!
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Old 04-08-2019, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Guess that cartoon left off the little part where for most of this country's history, the top income tax rate was 0%.

I know... it sucks... I hate it when facts don't fit my agenda, too. I guess I should have been a journalist instead of a scientist because then it doesn't matter!
and you only needed to go back to 1776!
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Old 04-08-2019, 02:04 PM
 
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and you only needed to go back to 1776!
The cartoonist wanted us to have an "historical perspective", right?

Based on the cartoonist's decision to cherry pick the tax brackets starting with presidents that had very high income tax levels, and ignoring the history of our country where there was ZERO income tax, do you think the cartoonist was interested in historical perspective, or their own political agenda?

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