"...the notion that higher taxes yield prosperity has been completely disproved. .."
I'm sorry FfF but empirical reality disproves the above. The period from the end of WWII to the mid 1970's was the longest period of sustained prosperity and growth for the US economy in the last century+, and duting tax rates, especially for the wealthy, were *astronomical* by today's standards.
"The "real wage stagnation" myth has been so completely obliterated only the truly clueless still repeat it."
Until you provide some documentation for this, I'll believe Hedrick Smith in his book "Who Stole the American Dream".