then why are they so gung-ho to keep the Bush tax cuts to the wealthy, when they haven't stimulated the economy the way the Bush Administration claimed they would? Wouldn't it make sense to keep the ones that help small businesses, retirement and the working poor and middle class (much the same thing, these days) and let the ones for the upper class expire? There is no proof that the tax cuts for the wealthy have done anything to help our economy.
I asked this last week and heard crickets-nada-nothing. Also, if so many are concerned about that deficit that they might be passing on to their kids and grandkids, why wouldn't they EAGERLY be jumping at the chance to do everything they personally can to help remedy the situation? Lip service only, and a solution is only palatable if affects the "other" guy, but not me or my pocketbook- Plenty of time for those tax cuts to create jobs and stimulate the economy-find a different excuse-
Answer by Sisteract at 8:47 PM on Nov. 8, 2010
Answer by autodidact at 11:14 PM on Nov. 8, 2010
Answer by yourspecialkid at 9:05 PM on Nov. 8, 2010
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Answer by yourspecialkid at 9:10 PM on Nov. 8, 2010
Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:23 PM on Nov. 8, 2010
yourspecial - your article doesn't say that it isn't less then 3%, it ays it's not the number to be concerned with. They say it brings in48% of the income to people making over 250,000. In those figures are not only small business that hire people, it also includes very wealthy people that open up an s corp to save on taxes like pro athletes, actors, attorneys, hedge funders, the billionaire you all hate George Soros fall in this category. So while it may make up 48% it doesn't mean it's a small business that will be hiring people.
Answer by mommom2000 at 10:50 PM on Nov. 8, 2010
This article makes a lot of sense as to why Obama's "fix' didn't work for the economy, it wasn't supposed to… but it worked great for those who made $$$, as usual, by design, of course...
Answer by agentwanda at 7:20 AM on Nov. 9, 2010
Answer by MELRN at 8:46 PM on Nov. 8, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 9:10 PM on Nov. 8, 2010