In the ‘60's hard working Midwestern families could invite family and friends over for weekly summer barbecues and still pay their kids' college tuition. Not anymore.
From the ‘50's through the ‘70's, America's Middle Class grew. Then, marginal tax rates on the richest Americans ranged from 70% to 91%. Then, well paid CEO's of American-centric companies, who built real stuff, earned about 9x's what their mostly American field workers earned. Not anymore.
For decades, America's uber-rich have funded foundations and K Street lobbyists to reframe and rewrite America's tax system. Their wealth and influence tumbled their top marginal tax rate to 35%, which has allowed their effective tax rate (what they actually pay) to be about 16%. Today, the too long inattentive to public policy middle class has trouble buying hot dogs, let alone throw steaks on the barbee, as it moves in mass into the lower class.
A fair tax policy is the foundation of a strong fiscal policy and smart public policy. That's why you should sign People's Lobby's petition to move Congressional visionaries to introduce and pass the http://www.worldservicecorps.us/Tax%20bracket%20proposal.htm">Fair Tax Bracket Reinstitution Act (FTBRA). Without a more equitable tax structure, which built an educated middle class decades ago, America will continue expanding an uneducated and unaware lower class.
Click "TAKE ACTION" and sign the interactive petition.
If you take exception to the above sentiments, do some research. You can start with linking to a variety of graphs at:
Fair Tax Bracket Reinstitution http://www.worldservicecorps.us/fairtaxbrackets.htm">http://www.worldservicecorps.us/fairtaxbrackets.htm
Wealth Distribution http://www.worldservicecorps.us/wealth.htm">http://www.worldservicecorps.us/wealth.htm
And, if you want to usher in a service/employment program that will employ 21 million Americans over 27 years and make America smarter and less dependent on wars:
Click & sign the NEW INTERACTIVE American World Service Corps petition, Or pastehttp://www.change.org/petitions/view/field_21_million_american_world_service_corps_volunteers_over_the_next_27_years
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