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Biggest Tax Increase in History?

Critics of the health care law have claimed that it’s the biggest tax increase in history. But that could only be true in raw dollars. When adjusted for inflation — or better yet, as a percentage of gross domestic product — several other tax increases just since 1968 are larger.

For a fuller explanation, see our July 10 Ask FactCheck, “Biggest Tax Increase in History?