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FDR's was a bad US president, his reinforcement of monopolies devoided the market of competition, that coupled with government sanctioned wages led to mass unemployment and extreme price hikes. All in all he is estimated to have prolonged the great depression by about 3 years.

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Excluding the fact that high marginal tax rate effects only the top percent of income earners, Eisenhower's goal was to pay off the national debt, there was no government organized health insurance or housing under his terms as president and he has stated publicly that the governments goal should be to keep taxes as low as possible.

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I'm arguing that the taxation that is currently required in order to fund all the social benefits the government provides is stagnating the economy to the extent that we would be better off without it. What is your counter argument?

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If you're emotionally incapable of acknowledging you were wrong about something I'm ok with that, we can pretend as if you won the argument. Just don't pretend as if you managed to justify social democracy.

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Do you have a source? because my findings are different.

Oh, and no, there isn't a 'too high'...and a 'too low', but I'll leave you to figure that out.

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There is no "too high" the higher the tax rate the more stagnated the economy is.

If the article was regarding a substitute for the current medicare program a saving of $592 billion annually wouldn't be possible because the total amount of money that is currently spent on medicare in the US is only bout $590 billion. This article is obviously discussing ways to bring down the cost of the bill I mentioned.

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We aren't even close to what?

The bill that is discussed in the article in the second link you sent me is Bernie Sander's "Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act" which currently hasn't passed congress, this medicare program is speculated to cost 1.4 trillion USD Annually. When the author discusses half a trillion dollars in savings he's speculating that the cost of this medicare program (that hasn't been enacted yet) could be reduced by said amount of money. I hope you understand that an increase of a trillion dollars in annual government spending isn't viable.

You linked me a 44 page PDF, I'm not going to read it. You can paste the parts where it states how free education isn't going to increase the national debt and nullify the economic stagnation funding it will cause, if you want.

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Go on and expound on both. High tax rates cause economic stagnation, this is a fact.

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If we increase the corporate tax rate the corporation will move to countries with lower corporate tax rate and we'd lose both the corporations to tax and the employment they bring.

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