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  •  "among the highest"? what total BS (2+ / 0-)
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    METAL TREK, Hirodog

    Top tax rate was about 4 points higher in the 90s... when the economy was booming, and nobody was complaining about tax rates.

    Plus, the capital gains rate (which is what the really rich people pay) used to be 25-28% for most of the past 50 years... now? it's 15%.

    This piece is total BS.

    I have to say I'm a bit disappointed in many of the comments here. Everyone is saying "cry me a river, screw the rich people"... well that's dandy, but they're the ones screwing you. Don't fall for this kind of BS for a second. Tax rates on the wealthy are as low as they've been in modern history, and that's a big part of why our federal budget is so messed up.

    Freedom isn't free. So quit whining and pay your taxes.

    by walk2live on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 08:11:47 PM PST

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