2. Creating a Middle Class Was Intentional.
One of the explicit goals of the federal government during the early post-war period was to build a middle class– people and families that could consume the output of the rapidly growing manufacturing capacity of the United Sates. Programs that made this possible, such as the GI Bill of Rights, were funded in large part by relatively high taxes on the wealthy.
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