People didn’t pay the top rate. They restructured their income to avoid taxes. What’s interesting is that federal tax revenue as a percent of GDP hasn’t changed much over the past 80 years despite the big swings in marginal rates.
I’m sorry the Trump era was not prosperous for you.
And people don't do that today?
Yea what has changed is that the tax burden has fallen more on the middle class which is ONE OF the reasons inequality has gotten so extreme.