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  1. patsfan13

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    Very good article on why bad policies don't work and more important simple clear explanation of why class warfare tax policy fails, and hurts the economy.

    RealClearMarkets - Why Taxing the Rich Does Not Work

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    Why cutting taxes on the rich doesn't work:

    America.
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    That is quite possibly the worst article I have ever had the misfortune of reading.
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    What specifically is wrong with it?
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    The opening paragraph said it all. The quotation marks are the authors, not mine.

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    Well that is what Obama said, so why is using Obama's words to talk policy a bad thing?


    IIRC he said that to Joe the Plumber and of course has advocated taxing 'millionaires and billionaires' as part of the Debt ceiling negotiations.
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    Haven't we raised taxes on the wealthy in the past? What calamitous economic effects have we endured as a result?
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    None.

    Unfunded wars and tax breaks on the other hand........................................
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    I take it you weren't here for the Carter years.


    BTW I notice you could challenge the numbers documenting the negative effects on the economy of lib class warfare tax policies.
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    See the 30's and 70's.
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    You can't pick and choose what instances you care to cite. Either it's a de facto rule, or it isn't.

    Be specific.
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    Not sure if this is the place for my post but I have some facts.

    1). Obama become President in January 2009.
    2). The budget* Bush signed ended in September of 2009.

    *The budget didn't include the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan and still added at least $400 billion to the deficit.

    Where were the "cap, cut and balance" folks back then?
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    Speaking of CA, Jerry Brown the CA gov, raised taxes to balance the budget wonder how that is working out?

    California budget contains steep tax increases and deep cuts - May. 16, 2011


    So how is this working?

    July California Tax Revenues Plunge More Than 10% Below Expectations | ZeroHedge


    AMybe they should raise rates even more that will show those greedy business types. :rolleyes:
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    Who mentioned California?

    did you just derail your own thread?

    I'm reporting you to the MODS!

    .....oh...wait....
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    We all know Arnold is a POS, but 13 calling out Jerry Brown is a joke. He hasn't even been in office for a year.

    California has a GDP bigger than most Country's but I guess 13 thinks that Brown should have solved everything in 6 months.

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