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So What If Taxing Rich Hurts the Economy?

BigOlBear Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 10:14 AM
I think I understand the problem but I don't know the solution. We have people with extreme views both on the far right and on the far left. In both cases, their belief system is based on faith. Attempts to discuss ideas and issues using reason and logic are seen by these people as attacks on their faith. And they shut you down completely. The only response you will get is personal attack and name-calling.
BigOlBear Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 10:14 AM
Our president-in-training seems to think that everyone should agree with his definition of fairness and anyone who disagrees with him probably has evil intent. Obama voters see him as a Messiah and accept everything he says as a matter of faith. But it blows the mind to know that he and his followers believe that fairness, however defined, matters more than our economy.
Consider this headline from a Reuters article in The Huffington Post: "Raising Taxes on Rich Won't Hurt Economic Growth, CBO Says."

But the first paragraph refutes the headline: "Allowing income tax rates to rise for wealthy Americans would not hurt U.S. economic growth much (emphasis added) in 2013 ..." The CBO did not say, as the headline suggests, that raising taxes on the rich has no negative economic effect. In fact, the CBO actually said that extending the Bush-era rates for all would increase economic growth by 1.5 percent. If, however, the Bush era rates expired for the rich -- but...