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DEMOCRAT says tax cuts blunted the stimulus!!!

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

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Answers (21)
  • 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.


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:31 AM on Jul. 14, 2009

  • That's why we call them Dummocrats.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:52 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.

    Answer by Carpy at 8:50 AM on Jul. 14, 2009

  • The $13 dollar tax break is going to create, for some taxpayers that have both husband and wife working, to either see less in their refund they usually expect or cause some to owe (even if its just a little bit, leaving them with no refund at all.) I was skeptical of this ploy. Stupid games with money always get you in trouble.

    Answer by lifeasinoit at 9:09 AM on Jul. 14, 2009

  • Yep the blue dogs are usually ok.Those would be the ones who voted NO on cap n trade.One of my local reps is a blue dog dem and I voted for her too.Anyway, it figures a dem would try and point the finger at the republicans.

    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 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


    Answer by SRiveroC at 11:12 AM on Jul. 14, 2009

  • Again with the name calling. How mature.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:16 AM on Jul. 14, 2009

  • The guy is obviously a left winger nut and doesn't belong in congress. That $13 a month for us is as good as nothing and I'm betting for most it is the same. The few people who say they are getting $100-$200 in a check are going to be shocked to find how small their refund (or that they owe) is come tax time. Do the math people.
    As far as it hurting their precious recovery, NOT. 2 million jobs lost since Obama came into office is the major problem. Housing which was engineered by Democrats is a big portion also. Not to mention we are going NOWHERE as long as businesses have all these taxes hanging over their head. Many are saying we will not take the hit for healthcare and cap and tax. People will be layed off and prices will raise on consumers. This is going to be the longest recession on record as Obama spends our way into oblivion.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 11:28 AM on Jul. 14, 2009