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...
Those who accept welfare as their only means of income should be working for whatever government entity pays them, with whatever skills they have being employed to the benefit of society. If they don't show up for work (digging/cleaning ditches or whatever it may be) they don't get their weekly check. Those who can't work (supposedly disabled) can spend all their time in the welfare camp, where they're simply fed and clothed with no recreational facilities, no TV and no "coed" living conditions. That should AT LEAST minimize the next generation of couch potato's...
Consider this headline from a Reuters article in The Huffington Post: "Raising Taxes on Rich Won't Hurt Economic Growth, CBO Says."
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