Why America’s Highest Income Tax Rate Used to Be 94%

A brief history of why the hell we still pay income taxes

An old cartoon of a treasury chest that says the treasury on the front

“The difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.” — Will Rogers

We all hate paying taxes. Some of us are better at avoiding them, some of us aren’t, even fewer of us feel it is our civilian duty to pay every…



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J.J. Pryor

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