Mrtraveler01: Really I'm the first to think of this:Homer: Woo-hoo! A perfect day. Zero bears and one big fat hairy paycheck.[opens it up]Hey! How come my pay is so low? $5.00 Bear patrol tax! This is an outrage! It's the biggest tax increase in history!Lisa: Actually, Dad, it's the smallest tax increase in history.Homer: Let the bears pay the bear tax. I pay the Homer tax.Lisa: That's home-_owner_ tax.Homer: Well, anyway, I'm still outraged.
bloatboy: For those of you who do not remember that era, before Reagan took office, the top tax rate was 70%. When he left office, it was 28%.Yes, he (and congress) did increase taxes, after he (and congress) slashed taxes in 1981 and 1986. But the increases were less about increasing rates and more about closing loopholes.The biggest increase in tax was agreed upon as a package of taxes (which passed) and budget cuts (which were agreed to, and never materialized).
Budhisatva: It sounds to me like Republicans have won,
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