If we kept the same tax brackets we had in 1955 - we sure would. In fact, it would work so well that I'd be more in favor of keeping today's tax brackets up to an income of $300,000 - and then switching to the 1955 tax brackets. (91% over 300,000 a year.) A city must provide X units of affordable housing per city, X being based on its population within a certain area near the city. Affordable meaning that someone who makes the minimum livable wage can afford it. Sure. But that's different than a living wage. In San Francisco, minimum living wage would be around $21 for a single person. For Jackson, MS it would be around $11.