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  • mathguy 

    "a third of a percent" is not very much progress.

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  • mathguy 

    I like Mr. Cain. He is not a career politician. That alone is enough to get my vote.

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  • mathguy 

    Thanks Mike, you taught me something.

    I was thinking that there was no way the tax in the 70s on $200k was 70%. You are correct, as long as we are talking about the marginal tax and the actual 70% tax is on an amount of income between $150k and $200k (for instance). The effective tax rate would be something lower (but still higher than that today I think).

    The other thing to think about is that correcting for inflation, $200k in the 70s would be equivalent to $1000k today. But your point about what we could buy back then is understood.

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  • mathguy 

    If only the debt was billions... Should read trillions. Bit of a difference. :)

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  • mathguy 

    Actually, $725 for 30 years at a 5% yearly interest is worth about $50k. :)

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