Here's a Democrat dumb enough to think that putting money in peoples hands is what hurts the economy, not the $500 billion the government is spending!
Left unsaid in the article is the $13 per paycheck you're getting isn't having an impact--which democrats call tax cuts--it's the handouts to the non-producing members of society that haven't done anything.
What a shock! Giving more money to the leaches of society rather than turning the economy around!
Had Democrats just given us a 6 month "tax holiday," we would have about 15% more in our paychecks (coincidentally equalling $700+ billion!), businesses would have had more profits, and we would be out spending that money and business would be hiring/pay increases, But then the Democrats wouldn't have control over us and our spending--they know whats best for us, don't they?
Asked by Anonymous at 6:53 AM on Jul. 14, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Hrmmmm, Jim Oberstar isn't look at the combination of tax cuts Conservatives wanted to debate and negotiate. It was a combination of a corporate repeal AND payroll tax holiday that many fiscal conservatives were wanting. This would have brought manufacturing jobs in the LONG term, while helping those who are currently working in the SHORT TERM. Conservatives introduced as well. They weren't disc golf courses, mouse houses, or Las Vegas History Museums. Instead many fiscal conservatives were asking for MORE ACCOUNTABILITY. and to reduce waste... Reduce waste....I think Liberals on the Hill do NOT understand the concept of reducing waste~as they spend, spend, spend.Not to mention,Oberstarresides in a lower unemployment rate state (7.8%) compared to Michigan(14.1%), Oregon (12.1%), or Rhode Island(12.1%).. Imagine what a corporate tax repeal would do for Michigan. A state of FACTORY workers.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:30 AM on Jul. 14, 2009
Conservatives introduced *infrastructure* as well.
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Answer by tnmomofive at 10:06 AM on Jul. 14, 2009
Well that is just another example of why MOST not ALL democrats should not hold office. There are some decent democrats I do believe they are now called Blue dogs.
I feel the same way about republicans, like the 6 years they held all the cards and LOOK what they did....so MOST of them SHOULD NOT hold office bu YOUR criteria. There are some decent republicans, I think they are called RINO's!
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:38 AM on Jul. 14, 2009
Okay lets use a little common sense here. The Obama tax cuts and Bush's stimulus didn't help the economy why? Because people didn't spend that money they got back, they saved it out of fears of an impending recession or worse a depression. So Mr. Oberstar is correct in his thinking that the money could have been better spent creating jobs. Turns out the only dummies here are the ones that can't understand simple logic; present company; myself and Sweets excluded of course :P
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