1. says

    In a way, it might be a good thing. 50 years ago was before all the Republican gutting of unions and regulations – before American was “Reaganated” – back when the rich paid much higher taxes and the wage gap was much lower, etc.

    Maybe we can find a way to set America back 50 years ago in terms of the economy, and set America forward 50 years socially.

  2. Aliasalpha says

    On the other hand the sooner you get your theocratic corporate enslavement, the sooner you get your next revolution & maybe a tiny bit of change & wisdom so it doesn’t happen again (ok, ok, so it takes a little longer to happen again)

  3. says

    Kennedy was president fifty years ago and the top-level tax rate was about 90%. Kennedy had recently announced that we were going to put a man on the moon, had signed an executive order prohibiting racial discrimination in federally funded housing, and sent troops to Mississippi to insure a black man could attend the university.

    Romney wants to take us back about 85 years when Herbert Hoover was president and the top-level tax rate was about 25%. The NAACP had to protest Hoover’s racially charged supreme court nomination, and Hoover rode the country into a depression because he believed government intervention would disrupt the American values of “rugged individualism and self-reliance”.

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