- Oct 12, 2010
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Top US Marginal Income Tax Rates, 1913--2003 (TruthAndPolitics.org)
In fact, America was apparently an impoverished wasteland for half a century between Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan. During this grim period of anguish, such horrors occurred as the invention of rock and roll, the creation of the suburban lifestyle, the introduction of television into broad use, the building of the Interstate highways, the landing of human beings on the Moon, the end of segregation, the development of the Internet, the advent of the communications satellite, the creation of the polio vaccine, the eradication of smallpox, the invention of antibiotics, the mass production of aircraft, the introduction of consumer air travel, the rise of American education to #1 in the world, and the largest trade surpluses in America's favor in the history of our nation. The culprits in this devastating Stalinist wasteland:
John F. Kennedy
But fortunately, America was soon rescued from the scourge of freedom and prosperity by the hero of heroes, Ronald Reagan. In the thirty years since he restored the private sector to its rightful place of absolute dominance over politics, our society has skyrocketed into the stratosphere of glory with such accomplishments as premium coffee bars, mortgage-backed securities trading, phones with touch screens, shoes with lights in them, the loss of (and failure to rebuild) an entire American city, the collapse of our education system, the eradication of American manufacturing, and the largest trade deficits in history with an undemocratic and militarily menacing country. Don't you love this free market paradise?