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Doesn’t Obama Know


Date posted - March 20, 2013


Doesn’t he know you can’t roller skate in a buffalo herd and that you can’t put diesel in to run a gas engine.

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47 Responses to “Doesn’t Obama Know”

  1. Robert Keller says:

    Rush said 4 million conservatives did not show up to vote last November 6th. He is not alone as 4,000,000 is a lot of company.

  2. Hank Rearden says:

    Barry can’t be bothered by small details. He has lowly minion servants to attend to his every need, whether spending millions on his vacations in Hawaii or enjoying a million dollar day of golf with Tiger Woods. He leaves all the hard stuff to the little people.

    • Lee Ann says:

      And you know this how? Been watching O’Reilly? Fox News has admitted they are an entertainment channel, not a factual news channel.

      • puzzled says:

        I’ve never heard of Fox news being an entertainment channel. Do you have a reference for this comment?

        • Lee Ann says:

          I looked through two pages before I found one with a letter from Fox News in total. However, if you put in google, “fox news entertainment not news” you can find 41,000,000 hits. This is a fairly progressive news site, but the video at min 3:40 says the quote from Fox.

          http://www.pensitoreview.com/2009/10/12/fox-admits-it-traffics-in-propaganda-not-news/

          • Tim says:

            Why is it that When a W.H Communications Director (Anita Dunn) says that one network is an extension of one party and is propaganda, she gets so much respect for her opinion? Yet, when someone else says something about another network being an extension of the other party, it gets very little, and actually is accused of party bias? Who actually controls the media? When we get to the point that as citizens we can no longer give our opinion and thoughts with out fear of gov’t coming down on us, we are in trouble. We are very close to that point.
            Everyone hates certain features of Fox News, I for one just love the rantings of MSNBC, (not) wow!! Now you talk about bias!!
            Lee Ann..I hate to say this, ALL of television is for ratings! It is all for “entertainment” it is an entertaiinment business. Each and every person needs to listen to opinions, do their own research, and form his/her own opinions. But don’t blame one entertaining news outlet more than another just because they don’t express or share your personal views. Every one of them will use someone like Anita Dunn to support their view.

          • Hank Rearden says:

            Lee Ann, I just did the same but substituted MSNBC for Fox and got 173,000,000 hits on Google.

      • Old ORAB says:

        The Pew Research Group, a non-partisan “think tank” based out of Washington D.C. made the following report:

        Fox News had more factual reporting than MSNBC. The left-leaning network devoted 15% of its airtime to factual reporting. According to the Pew Group CNN devotes 50% of its airtime to reporting. The Turner news agency wins. We lose.

        BLUF: All three networks are garbage! ABC, NBC and CBS lack serious reporting. The talented journalists flock to the “Big 3.” Our media is becoming more like Pravda.

        Source:
        http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-03-18/business/chi-cnn-becoming-more-like-fox-msnbc-pew-report-finds-20130318_1_pew-report-interviews-cable-news

    • Lee Ann says:

      OH, I see. You like Michelle Bachmann. These are her concerns, the millions spent on the trips, the $100,000 dog handler, the five chefs on the planes, etc. These have been fact checked as all wrong. She is almost lost last time in a very gerrymandered congressional district, and they predict she will lose next time.

    • MrRight says:

      “During Bush’s two terms, the cost of operating Air Force One ranged from $56,800 to $68,000 an hour. Bush used Air Force One 77 times to go to his ranch in Crawford, TX. Using the low end cost of $56,800, Media Matters calculated that each trip to Crawford cost taxpayers $259,687 each time, and $20 million total for Bush’s ranch flights.” – Factcheck.org

      It looks like vacation talk is quite frivolous if you want to talk about the POTUS wasting taxpayer dollars. President Bush took the most vacation days out of any president.

      You need something else to talk about, Hanky. You are up to spewing out your own “facts” again…

      I think what matters most, and makes me smile inside, is that we have President Obama for the next 3+ years. Even though, as I alluded to in the other ‘discussion’ that he is not an almighty powerful king/leader as our Constitutional Republic does not allow for that… But, I digress. Keep bickering away, though. Fox News will be there to help you through this tough time. :)

  3. Grow Up says:

    It’s pretty easy to be critical of a president. I mean, whether he has control of a situation or not people blame him. Sure, President Obama (which is what respectful people call our sitting president) isn’t perfect. However, when looking for perfection in a president, we certainly wouldn’t look at the republican party’s most recent representation, would we?

    Perhaps instead of regurgitating disrespectful talking points we’ve heard on media outlets which favor our own opinions (not necessarily based on facts), we should instead promote progress. Right now our representatives’ goals include staying in office above everything else. When thoughtless talking points dominate what our elected officials hear, they proliferate mindless talking points. Thus, our country stays in a state of anger, fear, and disrepair. If you aren’t part of the solution, you’re contributing to the problem.

    PLEASE, be part of the solution

    • Doug says:

      @Grow Up, how do you feel about the White House talking points? Specifically, the ones that don’t quite pass the smell test on transparency? They don’t quite seem to be “based on facts” either.

      • Grow Up says:

        I’m not a fan of talking points from any institution. Also, I’m not defending either party because they’re both to blame. I dislike MSNBC as much as I do Fox News. Please don’t justify wrong-doing by saying, ” They do it too” because that doesn’t justify a thing.

        • Doug says:

          Did the White House publish an instruction manual on how to twist reality? You have the procedure down pat on how to cry foul when someone calls you on it. You can preach all you want about talking points this or that, but you can never deny the fact this president has driven a wedge deep into the heart of this country, between the haves, and the have nots.

          Short of not giving Obama unlimited spending power to bankrupt this country in the shortest possible amount of time, what has Congress done to hold the great healer of this country back? What has he done to build this country, instead of sending the jobs, wealth, ingenuity, and security of our country, all over the globe?

          • Grow Up says:

            Here’s the problem Doug. Never have I said that our current president is a great one. Never have I said he is a bad one. My comments are solely against the media dictating everything. “News” stations like Fox News and MSNBC, in order to garner ratings, make people angry with the opposing party. Reporting facts is to secondary to stirring up commotion and ratings. They make billions because they know what gets people to watch. Like children who hear their parents cuss, we repeat what made us the most angry about how THEY (whichever party we’re against) are making our nation go down the tubes on sites like this one.

            We’re so polarized that politicians are afraid to compromise in any way, shape, or form because it’ll be seen as a weakness in the eyes of constituents. They vote to get re-elected, NOT to improve our situation. It hasn’t always been that way.

            So, you can boldly say that our president “has driven a wedge deep into the heart of this country,” but I respectfully disagree. I feel that the media is mostly to blame for that wedge. It has sold its soul for ratings. It’s okay if you disagree. I respect your opinion, and I know we all just want what’s best for our country. We all REALLY care about our country and when we disagree on how to make it better, things sometimes get heated. I just wish we could all be adults about it.

          • MrRight says:

            Doug,

            Your points are laughable at best. How has a wedge been driven between the haves and the have nots? You make a bold claim, there, but you have nothing to back it up. I wouldn’t say that your point (quoted, below) helps support your baseless claim…

            “Short of not giving Obama unlimited spending power to bankrupt this country in the shortest possible amount of time, what has Congress done to hold the great healer of this country back? What has he done to build this country, instead of sending the jobs, wealth, ingenuity, and security of our country, all over the globe?”

            Our country is bankrupted because of the trillions of dollars we spent on two unnecessary wars and several forms of unnecessary nation-building.

            This unnecessary wartime spending started by Bush & now a part of President Obama’s mess and the nation-building permeated by all “diplomatic” presidents has to come to an end. Diplomacy is not gained through the bloodshed of innocent civilians, American soldiers, and special interests…

            Our country is bankrupted because there are too many ill-advised handouts (both social welfare and corporate welfare — close the loopholes, no more millions of dollars of bonuses for CEOs when their middle class workers aren’t earning a livable wage, and no more social welfare without greater accountability) and we are bankrupted because of ill-advised Bush-era tax cuts.

            Our country is bankrupted because we have ineffective representatives working on “the Hill” under their own special interests and not for the good of their constituents. Our “democratic” society is not effectively because the majority (in this case the wealthy, corrupt politicians and their cronies) are oppressing the minority (the working classes and working poor).

            We have one party that is completely out of touch with the realities of our great nation (socially speaking, but they are imploding as a party so whatever…) and one party that cannot find a better solution than to use increased tax revenues to pay for everything that they want (an unsustainable model).

            Something needs to change… the bickering match in Washington with no sense of progress for the greater good of Americans and the crappy coverage by all networks leads to more dissent and more division.

            “Grow Up” had it right… we need to be part of the solution. I may not see eye to eye with Hanky or Doug or Willy on many issues, and that is fine, but for crying out loud, is this forum the best way to be the change we wish to see in our country?

            (I guess it does provide mild entertainment for whoever gets to read these ridiculous posts… but it doesn’t solve any issues.)

          • Grow Up says:

            I replied to this last evening, but apparently the moderator missed it.

            Here’s the problem, Doug. Never have I said that our current president is a great one. Never have I said he is a horrible one. My comments are solely against the media dictating everything. “News” stations like Fox News and MSNBC, in order to garner ratings, make people angry with the opposing party. Reporting facts is to secondary to stirring up commotion and ratings. They make billions because they know what gets people to watch–anger and fear. Like children who hear their parents cuss, we repeat these things that make us the most angry. We repeat statements about how THEY (whichever party we’re against) are making our nation go down the tubes on sites like this one.

            We’re so polarized that politicians are afraid to compromise in any way, shape, or form because it’ll be seen as a weakness in the eyes of constituents. They vote to get re-elected, NOT to improve our situation. It hasn’t always been that way.

            So, you can boldly state that our president “has driven a wedge deep into the heart of this country,” but I respectfully disagree. I feel that the media is mostly to blame for that wedge. It has sold its soul for ratings. It’s okay if you disagree. I respect your opinion, and I know we all just want what’s best for our country. We all REALLY care about our country and when we disagree on how to make it better, things sometimes get heated. I just wish we could all be adults about it.

  4. another employee says:

    Do we really need to go through this again? Don’t you people have anything better to do than to complain about everything that comes on here and if that isn’t enough, you have to bring in something about politics, just so you DO have something to complain about!!! Don’t you have ANYTHING good to say about your community or for that matter, anything? Geez, get a life if that’s the highlight of your day, to get on here and bring everybody else down with you. Ya know what they say…misery loves company. If you’re so dang unhappy, move, I don’t just mean from around here, I mean move, period…move to another country if you don’t like the way this one is. Don’t like the town you live in, move. Don’t like the school your kids are in, move. I think we still have that right.

    • Hank Rearden says:

      That’s what we used to tell the Socialists and Communists in this country, “If You Don’t Like It, Leave It”, but they had other plans and instead of going to where their Socialist Utopia’s were already established they took it upon themselves to “Fundamentally Change” this former Constitutional Republic from within, and look at us now. Believe me, if there were another country that resembled the USA of 75 years ago I would pack up my business and hop the first plane, train or automobile out of here and leave you to the 17 trillion dollar debt, 70 trillion dollars of unfunded mandates, the unsustainable socialist healthcare that Obama has wrought, and the coming economic collapse when all of the Federal Reserves insane “Monetary Easing” and “Stimulus” fully flood the system. The rest of the world sees what we are doing monetarily and are working on a replacement for the “Petro Dollar”, and when that happens it’s game over for the Federal Reserve Notes reserve status worldwide.

      I’m glad that I am not a 20 year old just starting out today, having to look at a future full of less freedom, more taxes and regulations, less ability to start a business because of government regulations, higher fuel and energy costs thanks to the EPA and their misguided fear of carbon and the outlook of a $12.50hr job for my working career as industry was forced to move offshore because of the above, leaving a gutted manufacturing sector and service jobs. It saddens me to see people of my generation look past all this and just vote for who will give them the most and take care of them, while their children and grandchildren are the ones who will be forced to pay the bill when it comes due.

      I’m sorry if you take umbrage at my refusal to call Barry “Mr. President”, but he has not earned the right or respect in my book, and his jetting around the globe for vacations and golf outings while cancelling White House tours and when people are out of work and suffering to me is a Marie Antoinette “Let Them Eat Cake” moment.

      • David Strouth says:

        Mr. Rearden – Your comments sound like you’re stuck in the past, and without understanding of the overall process of how the USA arrived at this point. Your disrespect of President Obama, your attack of his activities and travel, and your blame focused at him for our current debt are baseless. It will take decades to repair the damage done by the republicans; Bush/Cheney ‘war-criminals’, and the Republican-controlled congress’ unwillingness to work toward the greater-good.
        Good luck to you in finding peace with yourself.

        • Independent says:

          Didnt you just do the same thing you told Mr. Reardon he should not do? “Dont blame my guy, it’s your guys fault”. We all expect the leader of the country to lead–has Obama done that?

        • Doug says:

          You too are going to blame Bush for the State of this Union? Have you been awake the last 4 years Rip VanWinkel? Bush left the building 4 years ago.

          The greater good? What is that? No financial responsibility at all, must sit well with you. Your great President, can’t even come up with a plan to spend even one dime less this year, than he spent last year. Not one single-solitary dime.

          I shudder at the thought of having a Democratic controlled Congress providing no checks & balances to the current executive branch!

        • Tim says:

          Here we go again, it always seems to come back to the “Bush” era, doesn’t it. Help me understand one thing, why cannot “Mr Obama’s administration take any responcibility for the last 4.5 years?

        • Hank Rearden says:

          Nice try Mr Strouth, but I was just as much against the proliferate spending done during the Bush years as I am now with Obama’s. I was also as much against the Iraq war then as I will be against Obama’s intervention in Syria and Iran if and when it happens, and I wonder what we are still doing in Afghanistan.

          I care not about political parties, but rather what transpires in the halls of government and how it effects the people. Party politics are a large part of the problem in this country, as the majority will back their party over principles as long as it makes them think that “My side is winning”.

        • willy pedro says:

          obumma has been in for how long? what has he shown even to you on how to fix the mess this country is in? blame it on the republicans? Golfing? vacation? misreprention? lets get real!!!!

          • WackoPedro says:

            Pedro…

            POTUS is a job. The POTUS is entitled to vacations and time off just like any other working American. Former POTUS took vacations, too.

            Give it up.

          • Hank Rearden says:

            To WackoPedro,

            It’s not taking a vacation that is the problem, it’s things like spending 2.5 times your annual salary for one day of golf with Tiger Woods.

      • Lee Ann says:

        As an old hippie from the 60s, who has heard many times, “If you don’t like this country, leave it.” There is really only one answer, “I love this country as much as you do. And we should all stay here and fix it. That is our job and our work, to fix the unfairnesses that we see around us. The only ones cutting and running are the people that do not care about this country and don’t want to bother to fix it.
        I have never been disrespectful of my President regardless of who it was. All President’s, being human, do the best they can, and they get some things right, and some things wrong. But its not fair to place blame on the President for all of our problems. He just doesn’t get that much power. And our founding Fathers made it that way for a reason. Even tho I didn’t like President GW Bush, I never insulted him personally, never faulted him for taking vacations. However, I did disagree with some of the things he did. I think President Obama is doing no better and no worse than Bush, and President Hillary Clinton will hopefully do better in 2016. &+))

        • Tim says:

          LOL good one Lee Ann, I guess we know where you stand for 2016. Your dream ticket, will be Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton, for president??!! How can they not get elected? Lets just hope she doesn’t fall and hit her head and not remember anything that happened for a few days, ie: Bengazi?

          • Lee Ann says:

            I tend to like a Hillary Clinton/ Julian Castro ticket. He’ll be older and more knowledgeable. And a Hillary/Castro ticket would turn Texas Blue as the sky.

  5. Old ORAB says:

    Mr. Strouth – Labeling President Bush as a “War Criminal” would suggest that veterans of the Iraq War abetted this crime. I believe you just accused me of a criminal act. Careful. The U.S. Military is composed of less than 1% of our nation’s population. Please don’t stereotype. I’m a minority.

    • David Strouth says:

      Old Orab: Let’s be clear – GWB was POTUS and Commander of the Armed Forces when he pulled troops out of the hunt for Osama, in favor of a trumped up set of lies about Iraq having WMDs. Yes, he denied our military the requested assets in Tora Bora when OBL was in the cross-hairs.
      I, as many have, declare Bush/Cheney to be “War Criminals”. This is based upon the the needless deaths of thousands of our troops, along with many tens of thousands of Iraq civilians.
      In no way have I or would I include you or your comrades in this accusation; you followed orders and trusted that you were fighting for your people of America.
      There are growing numbers of your fellow veterans who have concluded the same, and it’s factual that ALL of us were duped at a time of extreme trauma.
      Thank you for your service; I wish the very best for you, your family, and for those who served with you. And for those who gave their lives, may they rest in peace.

  6. Jay says:

    Lets stop looking at the President and more at the GOP congress WE elected as people. They aren’t exactly willing to work with the President, therefore making it difficult to get anything done. Lets educate ourselves for the next election by electing officials with a proven record of working bi-partisan :)

    And please, don’t elect Steve King.

    • HA What? says:

      That is because Obamas plans go completely against all that we stand for!
      You call it compromise, I would call it “caving in” or “compromising our morals”
      In my opinion the republicans have given far too much already, Everyone’s taxes (Those of us who actually pay taxes) have gone up under this regime. That means that Obama got his tax increase and it came without the spending cuts that were promised as part of the compromise.
      And Obama has been back asking for more tax increases again promising cuts in spending. So now the GOP should give first again? It is time for him to keep up his end of the bargain.
      How anyone can believe that this country does not have a spending problem is completely beyond my understanding!
      They keep spouting off about “everyone paying their fair share!” and “Shared sacrifice” I could not agree more, and that means everyone pays!
      It does not mean the 48 or 49% of us that actually pay taxes pay more!
      It means that everyone should at least pay a little. No more of this crap of getting more back than what you payed in.

      • Jay says:

        So instead of working WITH the President with these issues you don’t “stand for,” you’d rather procrastinate, waste money, and potentially hurt millions of citizens in the process? The United States government should work FOR the people, NOT the political agenda. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for both sides, however you cannot tell me the GOP is cooperating with the President and “because we don’t like his views” is not an excuse.

        If you did your research, Obama actually wants tax increases on the wealthy to lighten to burden on the middle class, so I’m not sure why you believe 50% of the country would pay more. The GOP does not want to raise taxes on the wealthy (hello, who else would back their campaigns?). The reality is this – the GOP needs to straighten their ways or there won’t be another Republican in office for a long time. Either way, we need more politicians in office who are bipartisan. You can’t deny that.

        • Tim says:

          1st. I take offence to someone saying I only support a certain party because I am wealthy. I am not. I disagree with the President, yes, because I disagree with his views and policies! Where do you get support for your statement, ‘who else would back their GOP campaigns’. Now if you ask me, that is the opinion of someone not willing to work with others.
          2nd. So you are saying the GOP needs to support, ideas such as abortion, illegal immigration, unlimited spending, more taxes, more gov’t control, gov’t controlled health care, same sex marriage, unlimited spending, more handouts to those who really don’t need them….etc etc.. to get votes?
          Sure I agree not all the GOP policies are the answer either, but we have a situation now in Washington now that one side is so far to the right that the other side refuses to give any longer. It is how this country was set up with checks and balances. Until the one side decides it is no longer the ‘dictator’ nothing will get done.
          Congress allowed the gov’t to work without a budget, AGAIN. And get this, along with the extension it was full of ‘pork’ AGAIN. When will the washington people ever start to pass a bill with nothing attatched to it! I have never understood this. I cannot go to the bank everytime I spend all my money and say, ‘give me more’ they will either laugh me out the door or lock me up as a criminal. Some one needs to do the same to this administration. It is just plain common ‘cents’
          One last thing, how dumb does the white house take the american people? I may not agree with an ‘easter egg role’
          but to take that and tours of the white house away from the american people, yet Mrs. Obama can jet around the globe at 1 million dollars a pop, at tax payers expence, she is not an official representative of the US at Aspen, or Spain etc. Oh and then to take her mother along so she can dance on Jimmy Fallon show…did we pay for that…and we need to borrow money from China for this!!

          • Jay says:

            I’m sorry but the country ABSOLUTELY needs to support progressive movements like same sex marriage, immigration, women’s healthcare, etc. the Republican Party is so far stuck behind the times that they will soon implode because this country is moving forward and they are still trying to restrict certain rights, mainly due to religious beliefs. This does not work anymore. And I’m sorry that you can’t see that. The Democratic Party doesn’t support progressive movements to get votes, they support them because its the right direction for this country, and the citizens must agree if they vote for them! You’re going to have to accept that ruling a country because of your beliefs (ex: same sex marriage or abortion) is not going to work and you can’t push that on people.

            And when I said back their campaigns, I’m speaking of those who PAY for it, ie the billionaires who pay for their campaigns in hopes of them getting into office to give them tax breaks.

            And yes, I am saying the GOP needs to support those policies because if they don’t, they will never have another GOP president again. People don’t want to move backwards with social issues. Keep abortion legal. Allow people to become citizens. Allow people to share the gift of marriage. You have NO right to restrict this to people and I’m thankful we have a President who sees these social issues as ones that need to progress.

          • Doug says:

            @Jay “You’re going to have to accept that ruling a country because of your beliefs (ex: same sex marriage or abortion) is not going to work and you can’t push that on people. ”

            Just another special interest or minority that the rest of the country is forced to cater to, because it is politically correct. We all “have to accept” because you the minority say it’s that way. Slice a little morality here, and dice a little freedom there, for all the social causes, and pretty soon you have no country left.

            There has not been a one of you who can explain, why it is correct for this administration to keep spending more money they do not have, every year. Why isn’t this one of your concerns? Who of you spends more money than you have, every year? Where does it stop, if it does not stop here?

        • HA What? says:

          I know full well what Obama wants to do!
          Raising taxes on the wealthy is not the answer!
          Those of us who are already paying taxes are taxed enough.
          And those taxes have only went up since he took office.
          You are correct there will NOT be another republican in office for a long time, because we the tax payers are outnumbered by the TAKERS!

          • Lee Ann says:

            The GOP keeps saying Obama got his tax cut put back in. He got less than half of what the tax cut was for. And he had already offered 1.5 T tax cuts to 1.5 in spending cuts. And of course, that was filibustered.

            As for the “quit blaming Bush because Obama is in office now.” Did you all expect he would be sworn in and bring the troops back home that afternoon? You have hundreds of thousands of troops in a foreign country, tanks, jeeps, planes, ships etc. You can’t do anything quickly. And at least Obama went about it in a slower methodical way. Then when The Afghanis started saying they wanted us out of there, he said, “okay” . But nobody with any brains at all is going to rush leaving a war zone. Nobody wants it to look like Vietnam.

  7. Jack says:

    Did I miss something? Did Obama try to rollerskate through a buffalo herd? God, I hope so.. He’s the best

  8. Jim says:

    I like the way the original post was phrased as a question, but ended in a period. If you can’t even make a properly functioning sentence, maybe you shouldn’t be questioning Obama’s ability to roller skate through buffalo herds. My money is on Obama getting through the herd unscathed. He’s the man.

    • Hank Rearden says:

      As a rhetorical question it is proper construction to end it with either a question mark, exclamation point or a period.

  9. Robert Keller says:

    This is a hot topic! Glad I have only listened to about an hour of talk radio since …………. got reelected by all the votes he purchased and I am missing out on all that has transpired since, including all of the posts on this topic!

    • Lee Ann says:

      Gee, I voted for President Obama, where’s my gifts? I didn’t receive any gifts for my vote! I doubt anybody gets any free stuff.

      I am willing to pay more in taxes so that we have a good safety net, we have decent health care for everyone, good schools, solid infrastructure. Back in the 50s, people that made a lot of money were taxed 80 or 90%. 39% doesn’t sound so bad, does it?

      • Doug says:

        While the offer “I am willing to pay more in taxes ” with $1 million in taxable income would be a generous offer, the same statement with $5 thousand in taxable income would do little to solve the current debt situation and would be somewhat of an empty gesture.

        There are many senior citizens in this country, who at one time could live off the interest of their life’s work & savings. But with interest rates where they have been the last 6 years, they aren’t in a position to pay more. Yet they are asked to pay more than their fair share, for people who don’t want to work, people who do not have a legal right to be here in the first place, and other countries who hate the US and don’t care about their own people.

        Combine that with the FACT that Obama Care has driven both health care and health insurance costs UP, they can’t afford to pay more. Why don’t we focus more on spending and wasting less? There are plenty of wasteful streams of funding, that have come to light since the threat of a sequester arrived. Why won’t the president work towards spending 1 less dollar than last year?

  10. Robert Keller says:

    Indeed, the top effective tax rate was probably somewhere between 50-60% because of a tax code full of loopholes. Now, that’s still higher than today’s top effective tax rate of around 30%. But those 1950s tax rates actually generated less tax revenue than subsequent periods of lower rates. From 1950 to 1963, income tax revenue averaged 7.5 percent of GDP; that’s

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