OK so let's say since the 1950s
Why the 50s? You said all time. What about the spending levels in the 50s? Can we go back to a 50s sized budget?
And if taxes were so great in 50s then why did Kennedy cut them in the 60s?
The point is people act like taxes are crippling them as individuals and crippling the economy at large when we have prove that economies have thrived with much higher taxes.
The economy thrived in spite of higher taxes not because of higher taxes. We also had the only intact industrial base in the world in the 50s after a second world war.
Plus in the 50s only a couple of hundred people paid the top tax rate so it didn't affect nearly as many people as what's currently being proposed.
Peter Schiff completely decimated the 1950s tax argument the other day: LINK