well, thats is great to hear! (the allergies going away part) happy to hear that i have that to look forward to.
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I was 65 around Christmas, I just normally drop to that weigh if I eat normal calories and don't get hideous amounts of exercise. I'm 76-7.5 depending on the day of the weak now. I'm pretty muscular given the BMI, and very little body fat. Except for exactly over my abs. drives me nuts.
That said, US federal income tax rates typically run from 0 to 39.6%. Nearly half of Americans pay the 0%, only the top couple percent pay the highest 35% and 39.6% brackets. But there are payroll taxes, local (state and municipal) income taxes in most areas, then various consumption taxes, capital gains rate, alternative minimum tax, etc etc. Certain benefits are offered tax-free, and other things are deductible (home mortgage interest) confusing the picture further. Looking at one country's income tax and comparing it to another and trying to draw even tiny inferences is unwise.