I always say, since everybody on the right and left describe our economic troubles as 'Like The Great Depression' then why don't we see any stories recounting how we got out of the Great Depression? Are they/corporate-media afraid of the potency of the pictures and the basic facts? Will today's corporate media not allow America to learn the basic facts of our financial history? I post the following on the right of my page and every decent populist should post something like it on their main page. We need a creed, and facts, not just banter.
Between 1940-80 the wealthiest Americans paid between 70% to 90% federal income tax and that's what allowed us to build the American Dream. How else could we afford it? Between 1940-80 we fought and paid for WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, we built our US Interstate Expressway system, Roads, Electrical Grid, Telephone, our main Bridges and Tunnels; we Made every Car we Drove and we wore just the Clothes we Sewed and WE WENT TO THE MOON SIX TIMES-AND WE PAID FOR IT ALL! Here's the link. Go to section 21.5 and Get out ye encyclopedias... TRUTH: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Income_tax_in_the_United_States#1930_-_1980