tax-rates

House Progressive Budget’s top tax rate still much lower than Eisenhower’s

The Congressional Progressive Caucus wants a top income tax rate of 49 percent. Eisenhower had a top rate of 91 percent.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 15, 2013
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When taxes are high, raising them hurts. When they’re low, not so much.

Tax hikes hurt a lot when taxes are already high. But when they're low, not so much.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 25, 2012
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What would a maximum income accomplish?

It's hard to see what purpose a maximum income serves. The rich would leave, the rest would suffer lower growth, and no redistribution would take place.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 8, 2012
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