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  • waywardwaylay waywardwaylay Oct 12, 2012 7:46 AM Flag

    Someone please explain to the socialists that raising income tax rates does Not

    stimulate American businesses to increase hiring.

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    • Ain't just 'income taxes'. I remember with shock and awe the day I got a raise. My gross went up, my income tax withholding went down, my FICA did cartwheels and my NET was in the dumpster.

      Someone will finally get through to them that the poor TAXPAYER doesn't give a rats #$%$ about what the tax is called, his/her only concern is that it is money he/she does NOT have to meet their daily bills, which are now higher because everyone else has higher costs.

      • 1 Reply to grand_888
      • does not create jobs. News flash for the nitwits!!!!! You can cut a business owner's tax to zero, he isn't going to hire more people unless there is demand for his product. Broad based demand, which is what is needed, is created when the most people have discretionary income to spend. The Repubs have been peddling this "tax cuts for job creators" #$%$ since the days of Reagan yet it has NEVER worked. Back then they called it "trickle down" economics.

    • Income taxes have nothing whatever to do with hiring. Raising income taxes will help balance the budget, which in turn will inspire confidence, however.

      See "Clintonomics 101" - raise taxes, freeze the military, and get a decade of peace and prosperity in return.

    • has no effect on hiring whatsoever,- and never has.

      • 1 Reply to cbskier712
      • In watching the Republican Convention, it appears that all of our country’s problems can be solved by cutting taxes and reducing regulations on small businesses.

        It’s time for a realty check. During the Bush administration both taxes and regulations were cut and look what happened; our country experienced slow growth, falling real wages, slow employment growth, a very substantial increase in our national debt, and the “Greatest Recession” in many of our lifetime. These facts can not be disputed.

        While I believe that the tax code should be completely revised and that some regulations need to be reviewed and perhaps eliminated, the Republican Party apparently does not understand that it is demand that creates growth, and consequently jobs; not lower taxes.

        If products are in demand and individuals have the funds available they will purchase them. Unfortunately over the past decade real wages have gone down as our country has transitioned from an industrial economy to a service economy. Adding to the problem has been the outsourcing of jobs overseas and the housing crash all of which have resulted in less cash in the pocketbook of the consumer. As a result, overall demand is down and consequently employment.

        What our country has to do is to get more money into the hands of the consumer. This can be done either through tax policy, public work projects, or an increase in the minimum wage. Reducing uncertainty and developing long-term solutions to the problems facing our country would also give our economy a psychological boost.

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