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Changing times: today's 'extreme' Democratic policies once mainstream

Letter to the Editor


Last updated 3/21/2019 at 4:22pm

How times have changed! Current Democratic presidential candidates’ proposed policies labeled “extreme” by Republicans today were actively mainstream when I was young. Examples: 70 percent income tax on the highest bracket. It was over 90 percent throughout Republican President Eisenhower’s 1953-1961 term in office and at least 70 percent from 1936 through 1980.

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