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Tax Rich Liberals

Bick4 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 8:53 PM
Hey, idiot liame. If you look at the facts, Bush inherited a recession from Clinton and the country suffered 9/11, but his tax cuts created one of the biggest expansions in our history and had unemployment under 5% for half a decade. Things fell apart when the Dems took over congress in 2007 and the sub-prime mess, which was about 99% the fault of Barney F. & Chris D. & the Carter/Clinton Community Reinvestment Act & other Dems, finally came home to roost. The Dems have owned the economy since 2007, not just since Obama took over in 2009. We had budget surpluses in the late Clinton years in spite of and not because of Clinton. He was such a bust in his first two years that Republicans gained control of congress for the first time in
Bick4 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 9:02 PM
I'll finish - Republicans gained control of congress for the first time in 40 years. Clinton did not do one thing to help the economy except sign the Republican Welfare Reform Act due to public pressure, after he had vetoed it twice. What created the roaring economy of the 90s was the internet explosion, the defeat of Hillary Care, the balanced budgets from the Republican Congress, Reagan's tax reforms, and the reduction of regulations from Reagan and Bush. If you think that Clinton helped the economy by putting higher taxes on the job creators you are even more stupid than you already sound, Liame22.

Republicans have been forced into a Hobson's choice of either letting the Bush tax cuts expire for everyone or agreeing to a tax hike on the top 2 percent of income earners (not to be confused with "the rich," who have already made, inherited or married their money).

If Republicans object to the Democrats' hitting job creators with a tax hike, three things will happen: Taxes will go up for everyone; Republicans will be seen as the "party of the rich"; and the inevitable economic collapse will be blamed on Republicans.

If Democrats were merely trying to raise...