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So What If Taxing Rich Hurts the Economy?

Billpm Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 8:56 AM
At the pt of 35 comments on this article there were zero,none claiming the facts laid out were untrue, because everyone knows they are true (even liberals). My point? This is what we are dealing with in the battle for our country. These boneheads know that they are lying, wrong and headed for socialism and destruction. This is crazy.
Snarkasterous1 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 10:12 AM
Bill-

I agree with your statement - the facts of the case are not in question - namely, that the rate at which our government spends is unsustainable, that the lavish, bloated entitlements promised to millions are unsustainable, and that attempting to finance all this unsustainability on the backs of "the rich" is absurd. It surely will not work, setting aside the risible "fairness" argument for LOWERING the burden on the nearly 50% of individuals that pay ZERO federal income tax now.

However, one need only watch the YouTube video of the woman ranting about how Obama got her a "free cell phone" and that he is "gonna do MORE!" to see the face of a large, growing portion of the electorate. Think these "folks," to use Obozo's word...
Snarkasterous1 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 10:14 AM
...care one whit for the unsustainability of the path we're on? Really?

Their focus is on getting ever-richer handouts from libbie politicians seeking to buy their votes - as was done with food stamps and cell phones in this last election cycle. Next cycle I predict it will be tablet computers or some other such device without which the "disadvantaged and exploited" will presumably be excluded from the bounties America has to offer.

- Snark
Chestertonfan Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 9:13 AM
I don't know what percentage of these doofus' are actually aware of the path of destruction that America is now on versus dim witted followers who like the sound of the talking points and free phones. Tragic. Used to be a great nation.
DanB_Tiffin Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 10:01 AM
I believe we kept compromising with them, for generations, to quiet their constant childish whining (I want, gimme, etc.), and here we are . . .
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...