Bernie Sanders’ distribution-of-wealth theory would not have been needed, if history counts as a judge. I will explain thusly.

Starting in the late 1940s through the 1960s, the tax code was such that a company could earn up to $1 million and pay the standard rate. Anything over $1 million was taxed at 90 percent. Could it be that businesses in that era weren’t greedy – and, though not happy, were willing to pay the excess tax?

Then corporate greed came into play, exporting goods to be made elsewhere and costing Americans not only jobs but also decent pay and decent living. Remember when Dad could work and Mom could stay home and raise the kids? Now, moms must go to work. The one family earner is no longer viable. Very sad.

Frank Slason

Somerville