Graph of the Day for August 11, 2010

Randall Hoven
"Tax reduction thus sets off a process that can bring gains for everyone, gains won by marshalling resources that would otherwise stand idle-workers without jobs and farm and factory capacity without markets. Yet many taxpayers seemed prepared to deny the nation the fruits of tax reduction because they question the financial soundness of reducing taxes when the federal budget is already in deficit. Let me make clear why, in today's economy, fiscal prudence and responsibility call for tax reduction even if it temporarily enlarged the federal deficit-why reducing taxes is the best way open to us to increase revenues."  President John F. Kennedy, January 1963


Source:  Arthur Laffer, in The Wall Street Journal, August 2, 2010.


Hoven's Index for August 11, 2010


Selected historical highest marginal income tax rates:

1952:  92%

1964:  70%

1982:  50%

1988:  28%

1990:  31%

1993:  39.6%

2003:  35%

Source:  Tax Policy Center.


Graph of the Day Archive.

"Tax reduction thus sets off a process that can bring gains for everyone, gains won by marshalling resources that would otherwise stand idle-workers without jobs and farm and factory capacity without markets. Yet many taxpayers seemed prepared to deny the nation the fruits of tax reduction because they question the financial soundness of reducing taxes when the federal budget is already in deficit. Let me make clear why, in today's economy, fiscal prudence and responsibility call for tax reduction even if it temporarily enlarged the federal deficit-why reducing taxes is the best way open to us to increase revenues."  President John F. Kennedy, January 1963


Source:  Arthur Laffer, in The Wall Street Journal, August 2, 2010.


Hoven's Index for August 11, 2010


Selected historical highest marginal income tax rates:

1952:  92%

1964:  70%

1982:  50%

1988:  28%

1990:  31%

1993:  39.6%

2003:  35%

Source:  Tax Policy Center.


Graph of the Day Archive.