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If You Want to “Soak the Rich,” Keep Tax Rates Low

Irresponsible47Percenter Wrote: Sep 27, 2012 4:31 PM
On the basis on the evidence, you are someone with great skill in slinging insults and little skill in anything else.

I’ve pulled evidence from IRS publications to show that rich people paid a lot more to Uncle Sam after Reagan reduced the top tax rate from 70 percent to 28 percent.

 

But the Gipper wasn’t the only one to unleash the Laffer Curve. The United Kingdom saw similar dramatic results when Margaret Thatcher lowered the top tax rate from 83 percent to 40 percent. Allister Heath explains.

During the 1970s, when the tax...

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