Tag Archive: Taxes

Dec 03

Wartime Tax increase


At 5.04 percent of Gross Domestic Product, the Revenue Act of 1942 weighs in as the highest U.S. tax increase on record. This graphic provided by the Newspaper Enterprise Association carries a flippant caption it is unclear if this was a locally written or came from the wire service. Under the new plan some money …

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May 18

$$$ Generating tax dollars

A share for all — San Luis Obispo School District Superintendent Ronald Notley, left, smiles today as he accepts a replica of Morro Bay Pacific Gas and Electric plant from William Newman, Morro School District superintendent. Tax revenue from the plant, which formerly went to the Morro district, will be shared by the new unified district. Published Feb 10, 1965.  ©2010 The Tribune

February 10, 1965 How blatant can you get? A power plant puffing dollar signs into the atmosphere? Abstract concept stories are difficult to illustrate with concrete images. The posed photo, heavy in symbolism was fairly typical of that era. Newspapers were moving away from that style toward a more candid storytelling approach but the history …

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