I’ve always found it fascinating that so many people beat the Eisenhower 90% tax drum so loudly. In fact Ike was not the only POTUS who saw the highest tax bracket nearing 90.
Anyway all along it has been a thing with me that this amounts to a total crock,the 90% thing that is. I have been scouring government docs with a primary focus on the years 1950-55. I see no evidence that there was a plethora of folks paying the top rate. So the rate was in the books but NOBODY was paying it. The USA in ’51,’52 and ’55 in fact saw less than 1% of the income earning population earning over $15,000 (1951 &52) and $25,ooo (1955)
By all means you can continue to like Ike but puhleeeze stop using his legacy as a means to justify class envy and insane tax policy.