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Old 03-12-2009, 07:56 AM
 
Location: The Heartland
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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?
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:58 AM
 
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A Republican With A Real Plan





That IS headline news!!! Heck, that's just plain NEW !

Man, get out the bands and confetti!
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Old 03-12-2009, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Nonsense, but it is a different form of nonsense than the usual Republican propoganda.
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:02 AM
 
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12 points? It is actually only three.

1. Cut taxes
2. Deregulation
3. Stimulus (for guess what?) Infrastructure.
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:09 AM
 
Location: The Heartland
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Economists Give Obama an "F"

I wonder if some posters even read the article or just made comments based on party affiliation.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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It's beyond me how the concept of more taxes is going to get the economy going again. If one continues to increase the tax burden on companies operating in the United States, it makes perfect business sense to take my company elsewhere where the tax burden is less. If the government is serious about keeping businesses in the U.S. then they should give them a reason to do so. It is businesses that create jobs, not the government. When we rely on the government for our jobs we create a parasite that can not be stopped, it feeds off the people to support the people and in the long haul the people lose.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Idaho Falls
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It's beyond me how the concept of more taxes is going to get the economy going again. If one continues to increase the tax burden on companies operating in the United States, it makes perfect business sense to take my company elsewhere where the tax burden is less. If the government is serious about keeping businesses in the U.S. then they should give them a reason to do so. It is businesses that create jobs, not the government. When we rely on the government for our jobs we create a parasite that can not be stopped, it feeds off the people to support the people and in the long haul the people lose.
The tax burden on US corporations is already lower than most other places. They can go to tax havens - which are always available. But our tax rates are lower than other industrialized countries.

And before the idiots jump all over that - you have to look at the taxes paid - not the tax rates. There are all kinds of tax breaks and incentives that are part of our tax structure.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:24 AM
 
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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?????
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:55 AM
 
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Lol, Newt Gingrich, the second in command of the Republican party behind Rush Limbaugh. When was the last time Gingrich was in office? A decade ago? Oh, wait, has Limbaugh ever held an elected office? Clearly they're the most qualified then...
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:27 AM
 
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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?????
I think that is a fair summation of the plan.
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