NO, that is NOT “radical” what AO-C proposes, its a restoration of just/fair/equitable progressive tax-rates that once existed for the good of the republic and our people and civilian projects and objectives for the Common Good! Income tax rates were as high as 90% in Eisenhower’s time and things were far more equitable, and they funded many projects and programs to “promote the general welfare” as in the preamble of the Constitution. The steady reduction of historic taxation were a travesty and treason IMO. Those funds derived from the richest were once used to fight forest fires, repair lives after hurricanes and tornadoes, build, maintain and repair infrastructure all over America! Was that “socialist” or just wise leadership for the people’s and societies advancement that really lifted all boats, not just the 1% MoFo’s! Now the fight against cimate change, true universal health care, free education to university, jobs programs like the CCC, WPA and others that helped people and the nation! That vision is now replaced by greed and self-interest at the highest levels of government, corporations, politicians, and on down to “every person for themselves” mentality!
Tax rates have been consistently reduced on the wealthiest by a complicit government Of, By and FOR the richest! Those windfalls were used not to benefit the nation but to increase further manipulation of politicians to pass more tax-cuts and legialation for the benefit of the richest!
The words are RESTORATION and FAIRNESS! The people that derive the most from sociaty, pay the most…and the joke is that when the people prosper so also do the wealthy, just not as obscenely as over the past decades!