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...
Yes and the military waste a lot of money. As a veteran I know there is a difference between the troops and the military complex. VA medicine isn't very well managed and many veterans are denied care, in fact I am now totally disabled and do not qualify for VA care. You make your snide comments thinking you have made a point yet you don't realize you are strengthening our point. The military, not the troops, is notorious for excessive cost and not supply tools or parts that are needed. Many military personel buy their own piece of equipment, for example a wrench for a helicopter, because they can get it faster and much cheaper at the local Sears.
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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