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There is a “myth” that the economy of the United States chugged along at least in part due to higher taxes on the wealthy in the past. First, this myth, like so many about creating prosperity, ignores that U.S. growth came after two world wars wiped out most of our competitors. Second, the implication is that “the rich” were actually paying 90 percent taxes at some point in history. That’s never been the case.
Yes, it’s over four years old, and gets to feeling like TL;DR material rather quickly, but before next year’s election, you’re going to hear this myth a lot. Better to be prepared.