Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
The fire wasn't too terrible.  My neighbor burned his hand a bit, but no serious damage.  He was more shocked than anything.  The outside walls on the back of the buildings have plastic covering, and those were completely burned away in some parts, but the overall structure seems fine.

I would agree with an earlier comment of yours, which if I'm understanding your meaning, said that it seemed logical that there was a significant revenue benefit from the JFK tax cuts--because the marginal tax rates were so much higher, and the benefits so much greater.

I'm not positive about this, but I believe marginal rates, prior to the JFK cuts, were 90%, which is (in my opinion) just absurd.  It's the case that Republicans always point to, but 39% marginal rates -- I believe 39% was roughly the Clinton-era rate -- are, of course, not comparable to 90% rates.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sat Jan 7th, 2006 at 04:47:35 PM EST
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