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Old 03-12-2009, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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It's not the tax rates that are driving corporations overseas, it's the cheap labor. Although I am all for tax credits for the corporations, it's the cheap labor that reaps rewards for corporations.
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Old 03-12-2009, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Think counterveilling tariffs to level the labor and environmental costs. That would be a fair and level playing field.
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Old 03-12-2009, 01:19 PM
 
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Here is a Time Magazine article about a plan that a Republican has that would get the economy going again. It makes a lot of sense to me, what do you think?
Face it, Obama sucks big time. Talk is cheap but his plans are not
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Old 03-12-2009, 01:39 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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It's not the tax rates that are driving corporations overseas, it's the cheap labor. Although I am all for tax credits for the corporations, it's the cheap labor that reaps rewards for corporations.
Yeah, the migration of jobs offshore has VERY LITTLE to do with tax rates in America nowadays. Instead, it's largely the result of vastly cheaper labor overseas - and that is NOT going to be changed by lowering corporate tax rates here at home. That particularly tactic and associated political philosophy is ANCIENT HISTORY nowadays. The fact is, the rise of the Third World and the subsequent globalization of business is changing the economic landscape, and the idea that you can spur business growth here in the US, and therefor boost the economy simply by lowering taxes is just not realistic in this global environment. The old idea that you can simply lower tax rates and businesses would suddenly come back to the US is simply nonsense. The jobs would STILL go overseas.

Ken
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Old 03-12-2009, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Idaho Falls
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Face it, Obama sucks big time. Talk is cheap but his plans are not
Face it, Obama is much, much smarter than you. Comments are cheap, but his hard work and bipartisanship are not.
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Old 03-12-2009, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Rural Northern California
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Yup, if we just eliminate taxes for corporations, anyone making over $250,000.00 a year, and put the entire tax burden on the middleclass, man!, the economy would really take off!!!!
But why not eliminate taxes for the middle class, too??
If we don't need taxes from SOME why do we need taxes from anybody????

Eliminate ALL taxes and BINGO! a perfect country!!!

Right? righties?????
So, does that make this the liberal plan:
1. Tax the greedy rich who don't deserve their money.
2. Spend as much money as possible on our pet projects that we've wanted for years, and pretend it's somehow going to stimulate the economy.
3. Tax the rich some more.
4. ??
5. ??
6. More taxes, we know what best to do with your money.
7. ??
8. Profit!!!

Did I miss a step? Here, the left-wing can surely identify with this:

YouTube - Stimulis: Because all economies have performance issues
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Old 03-12-2009, 02:42 PM
 
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Yup, if we just eliminate taxes for corporations, anyone making over $250,000.00 a year, and put the entire tax burden on the middleclass, man!, the economy would really take off!!!!
But why not eliminate taxes for the middle class, too??
If we don't need taxes from SOME why do we need taxes from anybody????

Eliminate ALL taxes and BINGO! a perfect country!!!

Right? righties?????
Obama would never be able to maintain his ever growing govt. that way.
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Old 03-12-2009, 06:00 PM
 
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Face it, Obama is much, much smarter than you. Comments are cheap, but his hard work and bipartisanship are not.
Keep sippin that koolaide
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:44 PM
 
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So, does that make this the liberal plan:
1. Tax the greedy rich who don't deserve their money.
2. Spend as much money as possible on our pet projects that we've wanted for years, and pretend it's somehow going to stimulate the economy.
3. Tax the rich some more.
4. ??
5. ??
6. More taxes, we know what best to do with your money.
7. ??
8. Profit!!!

Did I miss a step? Here, the left-wing can surely identify with this:

YouTube - Stimulis: Because all economies have performance issues
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Obama would never be able to maintain his ever growing govt. that way.
So, is this the repub plan?

if we just eliminate taxes for corporations, anyone making over $250,000.00 a year, and put the entire tax burden on the middleclass, man!, the economy would really take off!!!!
But why not eliminate taxes for the middle class, too??
If we don't need taxes from SOME why do we need taxes from anybody????

Eliminate ALL taxes and BINGO! a perfect country!!!

Right? righties?????

Isn't this what you all are screaming you want?

Or do you just want the middle class and poor to be taxed?

Sounds like that's what you want.
Do you realize you ARE the middle class?


And you don't want any money spent on roads , bridges, other infrastructure, libraries(I know how YOU don't need libraries), police, fire protection, licenses, consumer protection, no clean air and water laws, no regulation of the financial industry, no laws, etc......or is that OK just for YOUR state?
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:28 PM
 
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Keep sippin that koolaide
There is none left, as the right wing Neocon Bush supporters left that well dry long ago.
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