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The Beer Party

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It's time to start the Beer Party.

The Beer Party is a Fiscal Conservative Party that wants to bring us back to a time when our economic system worked. And worked best.

Back to the 1950's

Our tax plan is to go back to a top tax rate of 90 percent. Think about it. In the 1950's even a gas station attendent could buy a house! You could get a college education for free in many places. Corporations paid real taxes! The government protected American industries from unfair foreign competition. The tax code encouraged investment in American businesses! Wall Street was effectively regulated.

Join the Beer Party and watch America blast off!
 

soundforbjt

Lifer
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It won't work because conservatives will want the social standards of the 50's as well.
 

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I don't think corporations should pay taxes because corporations aren't beings. I believe if we stopped taxing them, then people would have an even harder time arguing they are people and should have the same rights as people. Raise capital gains taxes, get rid of loop holes, deductions, exemptions, etc, and don't allow anyone to skimp on paying their fair share and we'll do quite fine. No need to tax businesses, just tax people, you know the thing that actually exists.
 

Munky

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It also means ending the handouts for everyone who feels entitled to it... which means people aren't gonna vote for it.
 

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It's always odd to see people point to this historically unique period in U.S. history. The 50's were a once in a lifetime decade as, generally, you'reguaranteed economic success and dominance when you've effectively conquered the world and justly destroyed all your enemies.
 

werepossum

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It's always odd to see people point to this historically unique period in U.S. history. The 50's were a once in a lifetime decade as, generally, you're guaranteed economic success and dominance when you've effectively conquered the world and justly destroyed all your enemies.
Well said.

And honestly, this sounds more like the weed party.
 

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It's always odd to see people point to this historically unique period in U.S. history. The 50's were a once in a lifetime decade as, generally, you'reguaranteed economic success and dominance when you've effectively conquered the world and justly destroyed all your enemies.
The party lasted until the 1970s, when the top tax rate was still 70%. I don't know why people make the argument about conquered enemies when those very enemies were doing great during the same time period. It was called a miracle in Japan, for example.
 

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Lifer
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The party lasted until the 1970s, when the top tax rate was still 70%. I don't know why people make the argument about conquered enemies when those very enemies were doing great during the same time period. It was called a miracle in Japan, for example.
Huh?
 

Arglebargle

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It's always odd to see people point to this historically unique period in U.S. history. The 50's were a once in a lifetime decade as, generally, you'reguaranteed economic success and dominance when you've effectively conquered the world and justly destroyed all your enemies.
Most of the rest of the world's industrial capacity had been debilitated by the war. As winners, the US produced a ton of sales of equipment to help rebuild things. Big boost indeed.
 
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