Oct 1929 through 1940, when the war effort began really rolling. So FDR had nothing to do with it.
But was the high level of stratification due to "trickle down" at all? Or, maybe, the policy does not really have anything to do with the wealth-consolidation you decry?
What makes you think, the wealth-concentration you dislike so much in the second half of 20th century was due to "trickle down economics"?
It actually didn't really start until the 80s, and if you'll recall, that era was prefaced by several recessions and double digit inflation in the 70s, a similar stoppage of wealth growth as in the 30s.
So, things were bad before the "trickle down" started? Is that what you are saying?
Just perhaps that was the stated economic policy of the Reps as they rolled back taxes on the wealthy?
If it really was "the stated policy", where is your link to the statement?
the top 1% is gathering it back quickly, impoverishing everyone else.
Higher taxes on the rich mean their wealth growth rate is slowed, as the flow in is slowed.
Not necessarily — it depends on how those "higher taxes" are spent. If, for example, they are given back to them (think Solyndra or Tesla motors), it may be the exact opposite.
In 2009 the top 50% of income-tax payers paid 97.75% of the total tax. Do you suppose, the bottom 50% could pay much less than 2.25% — and would it help them, even if it could be arranged?
So, as suspected, you don't have any substantiation to your claim, that the "top 1%" impoverishes everybody else. Class warfare much?
Red-herring - the last several presidents can be shown to be both
It is not "red herring" because that's what this sub-thread is all about — when JDAustin pointed out, Obama failed to reign-in overly invasive police, an "insightful" AC countered with "trickle down economics" (which was a false "red herring" of its own, of course).
Because otherwise we'd have that paragon of politics Palin instead of Biden to make fun of?
Sarah Palin made no obvious mistakes — in fact, she anticipated Putin invasion into Crimea. Joe Biden, on the other hand, was beyond mockery from day one -1: when he claimed, that "we, along with France kicked Hezbolla out of Lebanon". Show me anything comparably stupid from Sarah Palin, I dare you...
Or perhaps that ever American loving Romney, as long as you're not 1 in 2 Americans?
I don't care, whether President loves me — I'd find it outright creepy if he did. I want him to effectively execute policy I find agreeable. Obama's only saving graces come from his failing to execute some of his disastrous plans.
Reps killed their own chances in 2008.
Whatever killed their chances (somehow vastly more people knew, what Palin spent on wardrobe than that Biden was once caught plagiarizing), it was to the detriment to the country.