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Henry VIII Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 4:00 PM
Networker Wrote: 6 minutes ago (3:53 PM) What policies are in place today that prevent businesses from investing. Name 3. Obamacare new regulations increased taxes.
Networker Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 4:08 PM
Obamacare isn't enacted yet, so that's not true.

New Regulations is just a broad statement, not an actual policy.

Increased taxes do not prevent companies from hiring. We had higher taxes under Clinton and the economy boomed. Explain why that was so if taxes are so destructive.

You still haven't named 3 existing laws/policies/regulations that are preventing businesses from hiring. Go ahead, I'm still waiting.
Quintus Tullius Cicero Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 4:10 PM
He did you idiot. Try reading something besides the latest press releases from the DNC.
Networker Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 4:14 PM
Obamacare has been passed into law, but has not been implemented yet.

They go overseas for lower wages, not tax policy.

Keep trying to name 3 policies, I've not seen one yet. And that's the point, you guys just spew nonsense and have no facts and figures or reality to back it up. I'll give you another chance to name 3 regulations, else you've proven my point.
Stan306 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 4:15 PM
You are incorrect on all three counts. Obamacare was funded and is being implemented as part of the original bill we had to pass to find out what was in it. If you own a business and your taxes increase, it directly affects your willingness to expand the business simply because you do not have the profit margin to sustain capital investment (simple economics). It is environmental regulations that stopped the keystone pipeline, and drilling, and pesticides used for agriculture, and...
Networker Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 4:23 PM
There isn't one policy in ACA that has raised taxes on businesses yet. Here's a timeline so you can see for yourself. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patient_Protection_and_Affordable_Care_Act

Keystone pipeline is a good point.

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