Are taxes really the lowest they've been in 50 years?

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    I've heard this stated as a matter of fact a few times now over the past couple of months, most recently by Bill Maher, a man with obviously questionable objectivity.

    Is there any truth to this claim?

    What is the basis for it?

    If it is indeed true, then why the heck would Republicans insist that any tax increases at all are a non-starter?
     
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    Who's Bill Maher ?
     
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    It is a bogus claim... they forget the amount of deductions, things that were not deemed income, etc... not to mention they forget about all the increased areas that the fed taxes things now...

    You have a great # of people, with all the levels and forms of taxation, that are paying well in excess of 50% of their income in some form of taxation... how much is enough?? jeez
     
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    the right will just lie about.

    Facts mean nothing to them
     
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    Where are sales, property, FICA and various other excises (i.e. fuel taxes), along with fees and costs of compliance, compared to 50 years ago?

    Why is it that no matter what the subject of the given proposal coming out of 1600 Pennsylvania, the program always seems to be "raise taxes"?

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    The rightwingloons find comfort in their talking points, no matter how untrue they are.
     
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    The left will just lie about it.

    Facts mean nothing to them.
     
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    There are so many new fees, tarriffs, licences to pay, mandated expenses, sur-charges, and taxes added all the time....
    I like the tax levels we had in 1932...the year BEFORE the Federal witholding Income tax was instituted!
     
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    So far, nobody has "stepped up" to answer my point.

    There are now a myriad of taxes, fees and costs of compliance that didn't exist 50 years ago....Even though the one federal income rate is lower, there are numerous other avenues used to bore into the wallets of today's taxpayers.
     

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