SFBG Radio: The great political disconnect

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In today's episode, we ask: If the polls show that some 75 percent of the American people think Congress ought to raise taxes on the rich and cut defense spending, why doesn't either party talk about it seriously? Listen after the jump.

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Historic low top tax rates, similar to the period immediately
prior to the last great depression (1925 to 1932)
year rich pay, workers pay
1913-1915 - 1% 7% IRS
1916 - 2% 15% IRS
1917 - 2% 67% IRS
1918 - 6% 77% IRS
1919 - 4% 73% IRS
1921 - 4% 73% IRS
1922 - 4% 56% IRS
1923 - 3% 56% IRS
1924 - 1.5% 46% IRS
1925-1928 - 1.5% 25% IRS
1929 - 0.375% 24% IRS
1930 - 1.125% 25% IRS
1932-1933 - 4% 63% IRS
1934-1935 - 4% 63% IRS
1936-1939 - 4% 79% IRS
1940 - 4.4% 81.1% IRS
1941 - 10% 81% IRS
1942 - 19% 88% IRS
1944- 23% 94% IRS
We must raise taxes on the rich back up to 23%.
1946 - 19% 86.45% IRS
1948 - 16.6% 82.13% IRS
1950 - 17.4% 84.36% IRS
1951 - 20.4% 91% IRS
1952-1953 - 22.2% 92% IRS
1963 - 20% 91% IRS
1964 - 16% 77% IRS
1965 - 14% 70% IRS
1968 - 14% 75.25% IRS
1969 - 14% 77% IRS
1970 - 14% 71.75% IRS
1971 15 brackets 14% 70% IRS
1982 12 brackets 12% 50% IRS
1987 5 brackets 11% 38.5% IRS
1988-1990 3 brackets 15% 28% IRS
1991-1992 3 brackets 15% 31% IRS
1993-2000 5 brackets 15% 39.6% IRS
2001 5 brackets 15% 39.1% IRS
2002 6 brackets 10% 38.6% IRS
2003-2009 6 brackets 10% 35%

Posted by Guest paul kangas on Nov. 14, 2010 @ 9:06 pm

Your name or a reference to Steve Kangas?

You missed the bottom bracket the pays nothing, and actually uses up all the money.

Posted by matlock on Nov. 14, 2010 @ 11:05 pm

Your name or a reference to Steve Kangas?

You missed the bottom bracket the pays nothing, and actually uses up all the money.

Posted by matlock on Nov. 14, 2010 @ 11:06 pm

Pays nothing and actually uses up all the money, eh?

What constitutes the "bottom bracket" and how do they manage to avoid sales taxes, fees and surcharges?

Why is it that "pig ignorant" and "asshole" go together every time this SSI-gobbling lollygagger posts?

Posted by matty on Mar. 16, 2011 @ 11:02 am